Altair Acquisition Expands Leadership and Pushes Boundaries in Simulation-Driven Design
Altair has completed the acquisition of Polliwog Co. Ltd., a supplier of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software to the global electronics industry, expanding Altair’s ability to provide software for system-level design decisions.
Design and engineering require a system-level view of products and systems. The integrated design of mechanical behavior and electronics is a trademark of today’s product development. Based on a strong foundation of mechanical simulation software, Altair has expanded into areas of systems simulation and electromagnetics. Polliwog ’s printed circuit board (PCB) solvers and verification tools extend these capabilities into a new domain. It will integrate well with existing Altair HyperWorks software solutions.
Polliwog ’s customers include major players in the consumer electronics industry who use the PollEx PCB software for PCB design automation and manufacturing verification. It imports complete PCB design data and provides users with convenient ways to explore design details and verify manufacturability. Its many features include query, measure, finding objects, and various reporting. PollEx operates in an open environment, which can transfer data flawlessly between different ECAD and simulation environments.
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