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    Altair Acquires Powersim to Expand its Electronic System Design Technology 

    TROY, MI, USA, Mar 3, 2022 – Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR), a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI), acquired Powersim, a market-leading provider of simulation and design tools for power electronics, including power supplies, motor drives, control systems, and microgrids. This acquisition expands Altair’s electronic system design technology into the domain of power electronics.

    “Powersim has established a powerful solution that has proven to reduce development costs and time-to-market for thousands of customers around the globe including major companies in the automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics, and industrial applications sectors,” said James R. Scapa, founder and chief executive officer, Altair. “The addition of Powersim’s technologies and experienced technical team, who has deep domain knowledge in power electronics, rounds out Altair’s offerings for electric motor design and many other applications.” 

    This acquisition includes PSIM, Powersim’s flagship product for design and simulation of power electronics and motor drives. PSIM delivers unbeatable simulation speed while producing accurate system-level results, empowers easy implementation including embedded code generation and seamless adoption in any environment, and provides robust system-level design and simulation for various industrial applications.

    “We are proud to have created a technology that has become a known brand in the market and leads the way in power electronics and motor drive simulation,” said Dr. Hua Jin, president and founder, Powersim. “Joining Altair will allow us to further expand use of our technologies to more organizations looking to accelerate their electronic design.”

    Powersim’s software will be integrated into Altair’s Electronic System Design suite with strong connections to: 

    • Altair Flux and Altair FluxMotor for motor and controller design, leveraging Altair Activate and PollEx Spice for device, circuit, and system level simulations, 
    • Altair Embed for embedded code generation, and 
    • Altair SimLab for combined cooling/thermal analysis. 

    It will be available via Altair Units, which gives customers easy access to Altair’s entire portfolio of software solutions.  

    About Powersim, Inc.

    Based in Rockville, Maryland, USA, Powersim, Inc. is a market leader in simulation and design tools for power electronics research and product development in power supplies, motor drives, and power conversion and control systems. Powersim products provide the finest analysis and design tools in the industry. We strive to increase customers’ efficiency and productivity by delivering software that reduces the development cost and time-to-market. Since its first release in 1994, our flagship product PSIM has evolved from a simple power electronics simulator to a powerful simulation platform that offers comprehensive simulation and design capabilities for various applications. For more information, https://powersimtech.com.

    About Altair

    Altair is a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI) that provides software and cloud solutions in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), data analytics, and AI. Altair enables organizations across all industries to compete more effectively and drive smarter decisions in an increasingly connected world – all while creating a greener, more sustainable future. For more information, visit https://www.altair.com/

    Nitin Patil
    Editor and Director of Content, DailyCADCAM.com. Nitin completed his Master's in Mass Communication & Journalism and having 13 years of work experience as an editor, content writer with renowned international technical magazines and media companies. He is associated with CAD,CAM industry since 2008.
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