Siemens acquires Infolytica Corporation to extend portfolio into low-frequency electromagnetics simulation

Addition of MagNet and Motorsolve software plus domain expertise for low-frequency simulation broadens support for electric motors, generators and electromagnetic device design

Siemens has entered into an agreement to acquire Montreal, Canada-based Infolytica Corporation, expanding the company’s simulation suite into electromagnetics (EM). Infolytica was one of the original pioneers in the field of simulating low-frequency EM and its market-leading simulation software is used by manufacturers worldwide to predict EM and thermal performance. This accelerates the development of reliable and optimized solutions for electric and electromagnetic devices such as electric machines - including motors, generators and transformers – as well as sensors, induction heating, MRI, and shielding. The Infolytica business will be incorporated into the Mechanical Analysis Division of Mentor, a Siemens business. Closing of the transaction is expected in October 2017.

The addition of Infolytica enhances Siemens’ Simcenter™ portfolio for simulation and test, which covers mechanical, thermal, fluid dynamics and electromagnetic simulations. Infolytica’s products are widely used in the design of high-performance electromechanical products across industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, electrical appliances, medical equipment, heavy industry and power generation.

“From our inception we were always dedicated to providing leading software solutions for the engineering community,” said Professor David Lowther, CEO and co-founder of Infolytica. “We offer high-powered 3D electromagnetic simulation including inter-operability to other analysis packages and CAD, plus our MotorSolve product is a unique motor and drive design application. We are joining forces with a PLM market leader in Siemens to access new technologies, resources and market opportunities.”

“We have been a close partner with Infolytica for a number of years and share their vision for best-in-class engineering simulation,” said Roland Feldhinkel, general manager of the Mechanical Analysis Division of Mentor, a Siemens business. “Infolytica brings domain expertise and state-of-the-art electromagnetic simulation to Siemens. It is a perfect fit for Siemens’ and Mentor‘s combined strategy of providing full-physics and integrated engineering solutions. We especially look forward to those combined offerings in electromagnetics and thermal engineering for electrification of transportation and autonomous vehicles.”

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Infolytica brings domain expertise and state-of-the-art electromagnetic simulation to Siemens. It is a perfect fit for Siemens’ and Mentor‘s combined strategy of providing full-physics and integrated engineering solutions.
Roland Feldhinkel, general manager of the Mechanical Analysis Division of Mentor, a Siemens business