MathWorks Opens New Facility in Hyderabad, India

NATICK, MA, July 22, 2019 – MathWorks announced it has moved its Hyderabad office location, expanding to a facility three times the size of its previous space. The move is part of an ongoing local expansion plan that will continue through next year. The new office, located in the Octave Block of Salarpuria Sattva Knowledge City, spans over 118,500 square feet and can accommodate up to 750 people.

MathWorks, maker of MATLAB and Simulink, has built a user community of 4 million engineers, scientists, researchers and students at more than 100,000 business, government and university sites around the world. The company’s Hyderabad operations were established in 2017 with 168 staff in an office space of over 31,400 square feet to primarily focus on product development and customer support. Today, there are 70 new job openings in Hyderabad to fill product development, quality engineering and application engineering positions.

“MathWorks continues its considerable success and growth as a result of its unique ability to provide engineers and scientists with the tools they need to drive innovation across almost every industry from automotive and aerospace to manufacturing, medical devices and finance,” said Rama Sreeramaneni, senior director, MathWorks Hyderabad. “As a result, we are continuously looking for talented developers and engineers to join our team, as is indicated by the room for growth we have in our new facility.”

With the Hyderabad expansion, MathWorks now occupies 315,000 square feet of space in India, housing more than 700 current staff members across offices in Hyderabad, Bangalore, New Delhi and Pune. The new Hyderabad office space meets the company’s standards for global locations with features such as sit-to-stand workstations, dedicated lab areas, enhanced meeting and collaboration space, a multipurpose cafeteria, a game room and shower facilities.

“As a global, privately held company with over 4500 staff members around the world, it is a priority for MathWorks to ensure each individual has access to the facilities, tools and resources that help them to most effectively support our customers,” said Jeanne O’Keefe, senior vice president and chief financial officer at MathWorks. “We’re excited to have moved our Hyderabad team into a state-of-the-art facility where they will get all that and more.”

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About MathWorks

MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB, the language of engineers and scientists, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a block diagram environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain and embedded engineering systems. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries. MATLAB and Simulink are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world’s universities and learning institutions. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 4500 people in 16 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA. For additional information, visit

Leica iCON iCB50, iCB70 Launched

for Manual Construction Total Stations

HEERBRUGG, Switzerland, July 22, 2019 – Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, announced the next generation of iCON manual total stations, the Leica iCON iCB50 and iCB70.

The next generation of Leica iCON manual total stations further propels the industry to move from traditional analogue layout methods to digitalised construction layout techniques. Now integrated with the well-established and construction-tailored field software Leica iCON build, the iCON iCB50 and iCB70 allow users to easily digitalise and embed BIM workflows in their construction processes. With an all-new premium design, the iCB50 and iCB70 allow construction professionals to layout complex structures, increase accuracy and minimise delays. Featuring a new integrated 4G modem, the iCB70 enables the operator to transfer construction data between the office and the instrument on site.

“With the new generation of iCON manual total stations, Leica Geosystems facilitates the shift from analogue to digital workflows and helps construction companies to achieve the high productivity and accuracies demanded by the building construction industry,” said Georges Portugues, TOPOCENTER Nice Côte d’Azur, long-time authorised distributor and service partner of Leica Geosystems. “We are positive that the new iCB50 and iCB70 will be recognised by our customers as valuable tools to make future construction projects more effective.”

Tailored for building construction

The iCB50 and iCB70 are highly accurate instruments and durable to withstand any building construction environments. Leica Geosystems provides the same easy-to-use iCON build field software across the whole Leica iCON product portfolio.

“With an integrated software tailored to construction and a mobile data option, the new manual construction total stations provide a simple dataflow and the flexibility to work directly with digital designs with simple yet powerful selection tools, allowing the user to keep up to date with design information,” said Shane O’Regan, product expert at Leica Geosystems. “The construction-tailored software facilitates the move to digital construction with the streamlined use of data from digital chalk lines to fully-rendered models in IFC file format. It enables users to have full flexibility to select work packages directly in the field on the total station without additional steps.”

To learn more about the new iCON manual total stations, please visit

About Leica Geosystems

Revolutionising the world of measurement and survey for nearly 200 years, Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, creates complete solutions for professionals across the planet. Known for premium products and innovative solution development, professionals in a diverse mix of industries, such as aerospace and defence, safety and security, construction, and manufacturing, trust Leica Geosystems for all their geospatial needs. With precise and accurate instruments, sophisticated software, and trusted services, Leica Geosystems delivers value every day to those shaping the future of our world.

About Hexagon

Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.

Hexagon has approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8bn EUR. Learn more at

EDEM BulkSim v2.0 Released for Simulation-Based Design

EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 18, 2019 – EDEM, the market leader in Discrete Element Method (DEM) technology for bulk and granular materials simulation has released a new version of EDEM BulkSim software – a specialized tool for designing and optimizing transfer points and chutes in the mining industry.

EDEM BulkSim has been developed for engineers designing transfer points used in mine operations and minerals processing plants, such as conveyors, chutes, stockpile reclaimers, and material feed and discharge chutes in comminution circuits. Although such systems account for a small percentage of the infrastructure cost of a plant or mine, poorly-performing transfer points are often responsible for significant operational challenges, resulting in unplanned down-time, reduced throughput, and lost productivity.

EDEM BulkSim simulation enables engineers to evaluate and verify the design performance of transfer points and chutes. By predicting bulk material flow and interaction with equipment components, it enables design engineers to identify and remedy potential problems in a design, such as material build-up and blockage, flow dispersion, spillage, size segregation, and excessive belt and chute wear — before commissioning. EDEM BulkSim has been designed for easy deployment across teams and includes a suite of out of the box visualization and analysis tools for both quantitative and qualitative evaluation of transfer points designs.

The latest version of the software includes a range of enhancements as well as increased capabilities and performance. EDEM BulkSim 2.0 includes a new user interface for quick simulation set-up and an intuitive workflow. Users now get access to the Generic EDEM Material Model (GEMM) Database to introduce materials in their simulation. The GEMM includes over 50,000 of pre-calibrated material models representing a wide range of rocks and ores. This means users get quick and easy access to fit-for-purpose material models that produce realistic material behavior and they can fully setup materials for a simulation without being a DEM expert. In terms of performance, users can expect a great speed-up with the possibility to run their simulation on their computers Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) – delivering simulation results up to 12 times faster than by using traditional desktop CPUs. On the post-processing side users benefit from faster data export and advanced tools to create more realistic and dynamic videos.

Mark Cook, product manager of EDEM, commented: “EDEM BulkSim is a key design tool that enables engineers of all experience levels to get critical insight into transfer points performance. It has been developed to easily integrate in the design process and means engineers can increase the quality of their designs by performing ‘virtual testing’ to assess performance under differing operating conditions. Version 2.0 means users can introduce materials quickly and easily by selecting a fit-for-purpose material model from our extensive materials library. Performance has also greatly improved which means users can run their simulations much faster and perform analysis quicker, leading to increased productivity.”

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About EDEM

EDEM is the market-leader in Discrete Element Method (DEM) technology for bulk and granular material simulation. EDEM simulation technology is used for ‘virtual testing’ of equipment that handles or processes bulk materials in the mining, equipment manufacturing and process industries. Companies worldwide use EDEM to optimize equipment design, increase productivity, reduce costs of operations, shorten product development cycles and drive product innovation. EDEM is a global company established in 2003 as DEM Solutions Ltd. and headquartered in Edinburgh, UK with offices in USA, Japan and Korea and supported by a network of channel partners in South America, South Africa and Asia-Pacific.

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FARO Appoints Allen Muhich as CFO

FARO has announced that Allen Muhich has been appointed chief financial officer of the company, effective July 26, 2019. Mr. Muhich joins FARO from Electro Scientific Industries, where he served as chief financial officer and worked together with Michael Burger, FARO’s president and CEO.

Mr. Muhich will lead FARO’s financial operations, regional finance teams and investor relations.  He will report directly to Mr. Burger.

Mr. Muhich brings to FARO nearly 30 years of experience as a global financial executive in the industrial technology sector.  Mr. Muhich was previously chief financial officer of Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative laser-based microfabrication solutions for industries reliant on microtechnologies, ID Experts, a provider of identity protection services, Smarsh, Inc., a provider of cloud-based archiving solutions, and Radisys Corp., a leading provider of open telecom solutions.  Mr. Muhich was also vice president of finance and corporate controller at Merix Corporation, a global manufacturer of printed circuit boards.  Prior to that Mr. Muhich spent 15 years in financial management in the office printing business at Tektronix, Inc. and Xerox Corporation.  Mr. Muhich holds a B.A. degree in Accounting from Western Washington University.

Mr. Muhich will succeed Robert Seidel, who has served as FARO’s chief financial officer since December 2016 and who will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer of the Company until July 25, 2019 and then will continue as a FARO employee for a transition period.

About FARO

FARO is the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology. The Company develops and markets computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software for the following vertical markets:

  • 3D Manufacturing – High-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and complex structures within production and quality assurance processes
  • Construction BIM – 3D capture of as-built construction projects and factories to document complex structures and perform quality control, planning and preservation
  • Public Safety Forensics – Capture and analysis of on-site real world data to investigate crash, crime and fire events, plan security activities and provide virtual reality training for public safety personnel
  • 3D Design – Capture and edit 3D shapes of products, people and/or environments for design purposes in product development, computer graphics and dental and medical applications
  • Photonics – Develop and market galvanometer-based laser measurement products and solutions

FARO’s global headquarters is located in Lake Mary, Florida. The Company’s European regional headquarters is located in Stuttgart, Germany and its Asia-Pacific regional headquarters is located in Singapore. FARO has other offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Turkey, the Netherlands, Switzerland, India, China, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, and Australia.

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