Altair and EM Software & Systems - S.A. (EMSS) Close Deal

          Altair and EM Software & Systems - S.A. (EMSS) Close Deal

Addition of FEKO® Enhances HyperWorks® Simulation Suite

PR Newswire

TROY, Mich., June 24, 2014

TROY, Mich., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Altair acquired 100 percent of EM
Software & Systems – S.A. (Pty) Ltd and its international distributor offices
in the United States, Germany, and China this month. This development adds the
FEKO® solver to the HyperWorks® suite and strengthens the Altair simulation
offering in the aerospace, automotive, and shipbuilding industries in
particular, reflecting the commitment of the company to provide comprehensive,
best-of-breed solutions to its customers. In addition, in-house
electromagnetic expertise crossing multiple industries will enable the
company's consulting arm, Altair ProductDesign, to take on more responsibility
in customer engagements where this specialized applied engineering knowledge
is required.

Typical applications of FEKO include antenna design, antenna placement,
electromagnetic compatibility analysis, bioelectromagnetics, radio frequency
components, 3-dimensional electromagnetic circuits, design and analysis of
radomes, and radar cross-section analysis.Altair HyperWorks contains a number
of industry-leading solvers, including OptiStruct®, RADIOSS®, MotionSolve®,
and AcuSolve®.The addition of FEKO will help to address coupled
electromagnetic-thermal and electromagnetic-mechanical problems, among others.

"Electronics and communications technology are driving additional complexity
into product development on an unprecedented scale, making computational
electromagnetic simulation very important to many of our customers," said
James R. Scapa, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Altair Engineering,
Inc. "We are extremely happy to welcome the expert knowledge base and
cutting-edge technology of EMSS to the Altair family, and look forward to
exciting future developments in both FEKO and complementary technologies for
multiphysics simulation and design optimization."

The European FEKO User Meeting will be convened today during the European
Altair Technology Conference in Munich.A multi-day FEKO training course is
also being offered. For more information, please visit

About Altair
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation
technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for
improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,000 employees,
Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates more than 40
offices throughout 20 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000
corporate clients across broad industry segments. To learn more, please visit

About EMSS
EMSS was founded in 1994 as a company consulting in electromagnetic field
analysis and antenna design. Through consulting services EMSS identified the
local and international need in the aerospace, naval and automobile industries
for the simulation of antennas on electrically large platforms. The commercial
code FEKO ( has some special features like hybrid methods
catering for this market. FEKO's applications extend beyond antenna design
and antenna placement into areas such as electromagnetic compatibility
(shielding, coupling, cable harness analysis), microstrip circuits and
components, radar scattering analysis, and bioelectromagnetics.


Contact: Corporate / Americas, Jennifer Korail, +1-248-304-1429,; Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Evelyn Gebhardt,
+49 6421 9684351,
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