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Ansys acquires Delcross to boost IoT antenna development

Steve Rogerson
September 10, 2015
Engineering simulation software company Ansys has acquired Illinois-based Delcross Technologies, a developer of computational electromagnetic simulation and radio frequency analysis software, to boost IoT antenna development.
Pittsburgh-based Ansys did not disclose details of the deal, which closed earlier this month.
The acquisition will enable Ansys users to understand how antennas interact within their operating environments and how this behaviour affects the system's overall ability to transmit and receive data without interference.
"Ansys will bring Delcross' industry-leading technology to a broader market and further strengthen our leadership in antenna design, wireless system performance and EMI prediction," said Jim Cashman, Ansys president and CEO. "The combined Ansys high-frequency solution will deliver an unequalled portfolio for wireless system design. When we pair this expanded electronics offering with our best-in-class structures and fluids solutions, our users can create more complete virtual prototypes of whole systems."
Driven by development for the IoT, antennas are becoming increasingly pervasive across industries and products. Autonomous vehicles, smart metering, drones, bio-sensors and wearable electronics are just a few examples of products that now use one or more antennas and wireless systems to provide such services as voice, data communications, sensing and navigation. But these antennas and other electronic components can disrupt the operation of devices, due to electromagnetic interference, or EMI. Delcross' products identify and help mitigate EMI issues.  
"The combination of Ansys and Delcross provides a powerful solution for next-generation wireless system design," said Matt Miller, Delcross president. "The acquisition opens new system opportunities and better positions Ansys to meet the simulation needs of these important applications. That's why the Delcross team and I are extremely pleased to join Ansys."
Founded in 1970, Ansys employs more than 2750 people, many of them experts in engineering fields such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics and electromagnetics, embedded software, system simulation and design optimisation. The company has more than 75 sales locations throughout the world with a network of channel partners in more than 40 countries.