The Flowmaster Group has been acquired by Mentor Graphics. Flowmaster is a leader in 1D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation software for system design. The acquisition consolidates the position of Mentor Graphics as the first EDA company to move into the adjacent Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) mechanical analysis space. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The acquisition of Flowmaster complements the acquisition of Flomerics Limited by Mentor Graphics in 2008. Flomerics was a leading player in the general purpose, 3D multi-CAD embedded CFD and 3D electronics cooling thermal analysis sectors. According to Mentor, the combination of the CFD software products and services from Mentor Graphics and Flowmaster, both targeted at engineers, designers and analysts, will provide the most comprehensive set of upfront and concurrent CFD design tools available in the market today. The combination of their products is expected to help Mentor Graphics to meet the reliability, cost efficiencies, and time-to-market pressures of user bases throughout the world, enhancing the quest for real-time engineering design solutions for a wide range of industries.
The Flowmaster Group is a Dutch owned, UK-based international organization with over twenty years experience providing industry-leading, thermo-fluid systems simulation software to the aerospace, automotive, marine, oil and gas, power generation, process, rail and water industries. Flowmaster software is used by a wide range of engineering professionals to improve complex internal fluid systems from conceptual idea to finalized design. Flowmaster provides users with greater systems insight and foresight upfront of system development cycles significantly reducing the overall timescales involved. 1D CFD solutions allow for very rapid engineering design of complex fluid flow network systems like water-cooled electronic racks, automotive vehicle thermal management, and aerospace fuel systems.