Dassault Systèmes to buy CST for €220m

Written by: Tom Austin-Morgan | Published:

Dassault Systèmes has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CST (Computer Simulation Technology) for approximately €220million.

With the acquisition of CST, Dassault Systèmes will add to its industry solution experiences for realistic multiphysics simulation on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform with full spectrum EM simulation. CST’s CST STUDIO SUITE software is used by designers and engineers at more than 2,000 companies in the high-tech, transportation and mobility, aerospace and defence, and energy industries to evaluate all types of EM effects during every stage of electronic system design processes.

Bernard Charlès, vice chairman and CEO, Dassault Systèmes, said: “Electromagnetism is an essential part of a multiphysics simulation strategy for the development of smart and connected products, and IoT devices—from their complex design, to ensuring the performance, reliability and safety of their interactions with their surrounding environment.”

Dr Bernhard Wagner, managing director of CST, added: “Increasingly, multiphysics have to be addressed during the design process in order to develop the most robust products and systems. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is the ideal foundation upon which we can pursue our vision of combining our technologies to set the industry standard for realistic simulation and best meet our customers’ needs.”

While providing continuity for CST’s customers, Dassault Systèmes will integrate CST’s solutions into its existing portfolio of industry solution experiences for simulating structural mechanics, multi-body systems, heat transfer and fluids, to address the growing EM simulation market - said to be worth $600m. This acquisition is said to offer a new industry standard in multiphysics and multiscale simulation of autonomous cars, connected homes, medical equipment, wearable electronics and other smart objects.

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