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Ansys Acquires Photonic Simulation Leader Lumerical Electro Optics

Electro Optics, April 2020

Ansys has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Lumerical Inc., a developer of photonic design and simulation tools. The acquisition will add best-in-class photonics products to the Ansys multiphysics portfolio, providing customers with a full set of solutions to solve their next-generation product challenges.

Lumerical’s photonic simulation products enable designers to model the most challenging problems in photonics, including interacting optical, electrical and thermal effects. The acquisition of Lumerical is enabling Ansys customers to predict light’s behavior within complex photonic structures and systems.

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Samsung Foundry Certifies Ansys RaptorH

April 2020

The certification enables Ansys to help Samsung designers and Samsung Foundry customers more accurately analyze and mitigate risks from electromagnetic (EM) effects when adopting Samsung’s new signoff flow — significantly expediting the advancement of artificial intelligence, high-performance computing and 5G semiconductor designs.


Ansys RedHawk-SC Achieves Certification on All TSMC Advanced Process Technologies

May 2020

Ansys achieved certification for its next-generation system-on-chip (SoC) power noise signoff platform for all TSMC’s advanced process technologies. This helps mutual customers verify the power requirements and reliability of the world’s largest chips for artificial intelligence, machine learning, 5G mobile and high-performance computing (HPC) applications.


Ansys Named a 2020 Women on Boards Winning Company

Barron’s, March 2020

Ansys has been recognized by 2020 Women on Boards as a Winning “W” Company for having 20% or more board seats held by women. This is the first year Ansys has been recognized by 2020 Women on Boards for board diversity. 2020 Women on Boards is a nonprofit grassroots campaign committed to increasing the percentage of women who serve on company boards to 20% or greater by 2020. Nearly one-fourth of public companies in the U.S. have no female directors on their boards. Ansys’ nine-member board includes three women.


U.S. Army Leverages Ansys, L3Harris Software

Avionics International, March 2020

Under a cooperative research and development agreement, Ansys and L3Harris Technologies are working with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Aviation & Missile Center (AvMC) to advance the use of the Future Airborne Capabilities Environment (FACE) technical standard in military cockpit displays.

The aim of the two-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) is to use L3Harris Technologies and Ansys-developed software aligned to FACE Technical Standard hosted on a Crew Mission System (CMS) platform for a next-generation cockpit display station. Through the CRADA, Ansys will supply its SCADE software toolset while L3Harris is making its FliteScene digital moving map software available for research and development.


Enter the “Art of Simulation” Competition

June 2020

The Ansys Art of Simulation Competition 2020 logoTo help commemorate its 50th anniversary, Ansys is celebrating the achievements of its customers and student community with the inaugural Art of Simulation image competition. Ansys users are invited to submit designs created with Ansys simulation solutions in 16 categories. A panel of Ansys judges will choose the top 10 entries in each category to compete in the semifinals, where Ansys users worldwide will evaluate the entries. The winning images will be showcased on the Ansys website, News Center and social channels. They may also be featured in upcoming Ansys digital campaigns and in Ansys publications. Winners will receive a trophy that honors their accomplishment and a digital badge. Simulations captured as high-resolution images may be submitted until Oct. 2, 2020, at 5 p.m. EDT. For more information, click here.


EDF Group to Collaborate with Ansys on Low-Carbon Power Generation Technology

Chief Sustainability Officer, March 2020

EDF will be using Ansys’ suite of solutions in the design of state-of-the-art nuclear power stations, which will allow paradigm-shifting ultra-efficient power output. The Company will use Ansys’ multiphysics solutions, which allow the user to simulate the real-world functionality and possible restrictions/interactions of a complex system in its natural environment.


Slashing Avionics Software Development Time by Over 50%

Digital Engineering, March 2020

Physical Optics Corporation (POC) is using Ansys simulation software solutions to develop avionics for U.S. military aircraft. Ansys SCADE Solutions for ARINC 661 Applications will enable POC to reduce development time and accelerate certification. U.S. Department of Defense legacy aircraft equipped with aging avionics and controls require costly upgrades to add new capabilities. As avionics software becomes increasingly sophisticated, complying with complex requirements, satisfying safety standards and reducing costs present major development challenges.

Ansys SCADE for ARINC 661 provides model-based software development and automatic qualified code generation to quickly create and certify avionics software. Development time can be greatly reduced while adhering to ARINC 661, DO-178C and the FACE Technical Standard.


Ansys and Electro Magnetic Applications Partner on Cable Harness Workflow

June 2020

An Ansys-branded cable renderingElectro Magnetic Applications, Inc. (EMA) and Ansys are partnering to deliver an enhanced design-to-validation workflow for certifying cable harness models in aircraft and automobiles. The workflow greatly reduces electromagnetic interference (EMI) risks to cable harnesses, slashes development time, speeds certification and expedites new products to market faster than ever. EMA and Ansys’ new workflow, Ansys EMA3D Cable, is a platform-level EMC cable modeling solution for overcoming EMC design issues.

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