Cadence buys Belgian CFD specialist

January 21, 2021 // By Nick Flaherty
Cadence to buy Belgian CFD specialist
Cadence is to buy Brussels-based Numeca to add Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis to its system tool

Cadence Design Systems is to buy Numeca International, a developer of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), mesh generation, multi-physics simulation and optimization software based in Brussels, Belgium.

Numeca is a spin-out from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in 1993 and its technology and tools are used by customers such as NASA, ArianeGroup, Honda and Ford.

"Our vision drives us towards novel software for multiphysics simulations, where accuracy and reliability are the main drivers,  incorporating in a single and unique user experience disruptive technologies in fluids coupled to acoustics, mechanics, thermics and general Multiphysics,” said Prof Charles Hirsch, founder and President of NUMECA International

The cloud-based technologies and staff will be used in Cadence Intelligent System Design strategy to improve the quality of modelling at the system level.

Cadence points to its recent launch of its Clarity 3D Solver for electromagnetic (EM) simulation, the Clarity 3D Transient Solver for finite difference time domain (FDTD) system-level EM simulation and the Celsius Thermal Solver for electrical-thermal co-simulation product introductions as examples of its move into system level models. Numeca’s technology will also be used in system analysis solutions for chips, electronic subsystems and full system designs.

Numeca’s technology is already used for designing systems in aerospace, automotive, industrial and marine, with customers including “Cadence continues to be at the forefront of innovation, addressing real-world system design challenges by leveraging our deep computational software expertise,” said Dr. Anirudh Devgan, president of Cadence.

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