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Ansys to Acquire DYNAmore Business

from DYNAmore Holding

PITTSBURGH, PA, Dec 7, 2022 – Ansys, the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the DYNAmore business from DYNAmore Holding GmbH. DYNAmore is a leader in developing and selling explicit simulation solutions to the automotive industry. The transaction is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2023. It is not expected to have a material impact on Ansys’ consolidated financial statements.

DYNAmore employs a team of developers that assist with the core development of LS-DYNA as well as with dummy and human body models.

DYNAmore is a longtime channel and software development partner of Livermore Software Technology Corp. (LSTC), which Ansys acquired in 2019. After that acquisition, DYNAmore continued to sell Ansys LS-DYNA throughout Europe as an Ansys channel partner focused primarily on the automotive industry. DYNAmore also employs a team of developers that assist with the core development of LS-DYNA as well as with dummy and human body models. After the acquisition closes, Ansys will add DYNAmore’s go-to-market and development expertise to its existing sales, engineering, research and development teams.

“DYNAmore is an amazing company that offers unparalleled automotive crash expertise to the industry,” said Walt Hearn, vice president of worldwide sales and customer excellence at Ansys. “Adding their invaluable knowledge to Ansys’ direct selling motion will add tremendous benefits to our customers in Europe and across the globe.”

Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, DYNAmore employs around 110 people across several North American and European locations. The company has approximately 800 industrial customers, and over 150 universities use its software and services. DYNAmore’s automotive customers are a who’s who of the industry, including nine of the top 10 original equipment manufacturers and seven of the largest automotive suppliers around the world.

“Since the acquisition of LSTC in 2019, DYNAmore has worked with Ansys both as a channel partner and a technology partner in the field of research and development,” said Uli Franz and Thomas Muenz, the managing directors of DYNAmore. “This acquisition will enable the unique opportunity to build a center of excellence for simulation solutions. Fusing our strong position in the automotive industry together with a well-defined joint sales strategy will allow us to build upon our track record of success together and offer customers even greater value.”

“By joining with Ansys, we will provide complete software solutions for crash simulation, occupant safety, and production processes — including metal forming,” said Uli Goehner, cofounder of DYNAmore. “This acquisition will enable DYNAmore to provide our software solutions, code development, and simulation expertise to a wider customer base. As part of Ansys, we will expand our go-to-market strategy beyond the automotive industry in Europe — seeking broader market opportunities in the global biomedical, production process, and packaging industries.”

About Ansys

When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality with Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys.

For more information, visit www.ansys.com.

TaBJ v2.4 Released for Jewelry Design

HONG KONG, China, Nov 23, 2022 – After TaBJ released version 2.0 in October recently, the user community welcomed the new design environment of TaBJ positively. With more user feedback, TaBJ development took another step further with the release of version 2.4.

TaBJ version 2.4 revised the user interface which allowed users to select curves and objects in rendering mode. In particular, the curve editing and twist effect can be applied more easily and visualized in rendering mode.

A new demo of TaBJ version 2.4 came along with the release to help TaBJ users to learn the workflow within minutes.

About TaBJ

TaBJ is a design software developed for generating artistic 3D shapes intuitively using a proprietary developed technology. Artists are not required to learn to use sophisticated software packages in order to create shapes that they have in mind. Curve patterns can be easily converted into 3D shapes which can then be twisted and bended to the required shapes. Couples with the parametric templates for generating diamonds and diamond settings, TaBJ provides an intuitive platform for jewelry design.

For more information, visit https://tabj.co/.

Precision ADM Partners with Tecomet

WINNIPEG, Canada, Nov 17, 2022 – Precision ADM, a leading Canadian additive manufacturer, is announcing the formation of a strategic partnership with Tecomet, a global leader in the design, development, and manufacturing of components for the medical, aerospace and defence industries

Precision ADM, a leader in additive and subtractive manufacturing for the medical, aerospace and industrial sectors, announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Tecomet, to expand development and production opportunities in the area of additive and subtractive manufacturing. The collaboration will allow Precision ADM and Tecomet to jointly leverage combined resources and expertise to compress customer’s development timelines with the partnership yielding both expanded capabilities and capacity for each organization.

More specifically, the partnership will allow for the following:

  • Expansion of Precision ADM’s Advanced Digital Manufacturing (ADM) proprietary set of processes, which has produced millions of additive manufactured implants and instruments in the medical market
  • Offering of additional process expertise into new material areas for Tecomet, including IE Plastics, Nickel Allows, Aluminum, Cobalt Chrome and 316 SS, while expanding capacity in Titanium and 17-4 Stainless Steel
  • Extension of value chain for scale in both additive and subtractive manufacturing for both companies
  • Strong Quality systems correlation to streamline validations
  • Complementary capabilities with EOS metal additive platforms to drive speed of development and scalability to production

With the focus of driving lead-time out of the manufacturing process, this partnership will allow for Tecomet to utilize its entire portfolio of capabilities, and combine the expertise & agility of Precision ADM, to meet the rapidly changing trends in the market. This alliance will bring advanced additive manufacturing opportunities from concept to production.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Tecomet; an organization with a history of excellence that clearly values Precision ADM’s highly technical and advanced manufacturing processes and capabilities,” says Martin Petrak, President & CEO of Precision ADM. “Together with Tecomet, we will be able to offer clients shorter lead times and more efficient production with the same commitment to quality and manufacturing excellence for which we are both known. Our shared expertise and history in the medical device and aerospace industries leads to a naturally collaborative relationship. Precision ADM looks forward to a long and productive partnership with Tecomet.”

Tecomet’s president & CEO, Bill Dow, comments, “We are excited about the partnership with Precision ADM. This initiative aligns with our steadfast approach to add value for global customers and provide full-spectrum, scalable manufacturing solutions. With this agreement, our customers will find a further commitment to innovation and continue to partner with Tecomet and our legacy of manufacturing successes. This commitment to growth excites me and I know our organization will work diligently with the Precision ADM team to provide expanded additive based solutions to our valued customers going forward!”

About Precision ADM

Precision ADM, a PADM Group company, is a global engineering and manufacturing solutions provider that uses Additive Manufacturing, also known as 3D Printing, to manufacture high value components and devices for the medical, aerospace, defense, energy, and industrial sectors. Precision ADM has its roots in the orthopedic medical device industry and has created a comprehensive Advanced Digital Manufacturing process which includes Design, Engineering, and Manufacturing. Precision ADM possesses ISO 13485:2016, AS9100 Rev D, and ISO 9001:2015 certifications. Precision ADM is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

For more information, visit www.precisionadm.com.

About Tecomet

Headquartered in Woburn, MA with over 16 facilities worldwide across 3 continents and 5 countries, Tecomet is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of orthopedic, robotic assisted, and minimally invasive surgical products. Tecomet provides a full range of metal and material conversion technologies, for long-term implants and instrument solutions, including forging, casting, precision-machining, and other value-add services. Tecomet is also a leading manufacturer of precision components to the aerospace & defense industry, producing products used in aircraft engines, missile & satellite propulsion systems, vision systems, and infrared applications. Tecomet meets the requirements of ISO 9001, AS9100, ITAR, ISO 13485, and for decades has been a steadfast partner of quality to its customers.

Vectorworks Wins Architectural Design Product of the Year

at 2022 Hammers, for the Third Consecutive Year at 17th Annual Awards

COLUMBIA, MD, Nov 16, 2022 – Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. wins the 2022 Architectural Design Product of the Year Award at this year’s Construction Computing Awards. Additionally, Vectorworks user Jonathan Reeves won AR/VR Project of the Year for his Forest Rooms architecture project, while Vectorworks customer firm Studio Partington’s The Golden Lane Estate project was the runner-up for Sustainability Project of the Year.

The Construction Computing Awards, affectionally known as “The Hammers,” seek to showcase and reward the technology, tools and solutions for the effective design, construction, maintenance and modification of commercial buildings, residential and social housing and civil engineering projects of all sizes. This year’s winners were determined by voter submission and a panel of judges and announced on Nov 10 at the Leonardo Royal Hotel London City.

“This award is a huge recognition and endorsement of Vectorworks’ focus on providing exceptional functionality and capability to the architectural market it supports,” said Vectorworks senior sales director Adrian Slatter. “It has been a successful year for Vectorworks as many of our users have won numerous design awards, so this achievement reinforces our commitment to make Vectorworks Architect the tool of choice for architectural design, enabling architects to design without limits and showcase the incredible talent of their teams.”

Winners will appear in the November/December 2022 issue of CAD User and Construction Computing magazine. The full list of winners and runners-up is available on their website.

Learn more about the software that allows you to sketch, draw and model in a fully integrated BIM workflow at vectorworks.net/architect.

About Vectorworks, Inc.

Vectorworks, Inc. is an award-winning design and BIM software provider serving the architecture, landscape architecture and entertainment industries in 85 countries. Built with designers in mind since 1985, Vectorworks software offers you the freedom to follow your imagination wherever it leads you. Globally more than 685,000 users are creating, connecting and influencing the next generation of design with Vectorworks on Mac and Windows. Headquartered in Columbia, MD, with offices in the UK, Canada and Australia, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group.

Learn how you can design without limits at vectorworks.net.

AMD Announces 4th Gen AMD EPYC Processors

SANTA CLARA, CA, Nov 11, 2022 – At the “together we advance_data centers” event, AMD  announced the general availability of the 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors; with unmatched performance for critical workloads across cloud1, enterprise2 and high performance computing3.

The 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors bring next-generation architecture, technology, and features to the modern data center. Built on the “Zen 4” core, the highest performance core ever from AMD4, the processors deliver leadership performance, energy efficiency5 and help customers accelerate data center modernization for greater application throughput and more actionable insights.

“Choosing the right data center processor is more important than ever, and 4th Gen EPYC processors deliver leadership in every dimension,” said Dr. Lisa Su, chair and CEO, AMD. “The data center represents the largest growth opportunity and most strategic priority for AMD, and we are committed to making AMD the partner of choice by offering the industry’s broadest portfolio of high-performance and adaptive computing engines. We have built the best data center CPU roadmap in the industry, and with 4th Gen EPYC we deliver another major step forward in performance and efficiency to make the best server processor roadmap even better. With a significantly expanded set of solutions on-track to launch from our ecosystem of partners, customers selecting 4th Gen EPYC to power their data centers can improve performance, consolidate their infrastructure, and lower energy costs.”

Accelerating Results and Driving Actionable Insights for Businesses

4th Gen AMD EPYC processors are designed to deliver optimizations across market segments and applications, while helping businesses free data center resources to create additional workload processing and accelerate output.

With 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors, businesses can:

  • Support Performance and Efficiency. With up to 96 cores in a single processor, the new AMD EPYC processors can enable customers to deploy fewer and more powerful servers to continue to meet their compute needs. This allows them to drive greater flexibility within the data center that can be leveraged to address business sustainability goals and drive real-world dividends.
  • Help Keep Data Secure. Through a “Security by Design” approach, AMD continues to deliver enhanced security features in x86 CPUs. The 4th Gen AMD EPYC processor series expands on AMD Infinity Guard6, a cutting-edge set of features that offers physical and virtual layers of protection. With 2X the number of encryption keys compared to previous generations, 4th Gen EPYC processors help customers keep data secure, whether it is stored locally, in the cloud, or residing in storage.
  • Use the Latest Industry Features and Architectures. These processors continue to provide customers with an “all-in” feature set, with customers just needing to pick the core count and frequency that matches their workload needs. The 4th Gen AMD EPYC processor introduces support for DDR5 memory and PCIe Gen 5, which are critical for AI and ML applications. In addition, 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors support CXL 1.1+ for memory expansion, helping customers to meet demands for larger in-memory workload capacity.

All of these features and capabilities ultimately enable customers to use the 4th Gen EPYC processors to drive infrastructure consolidation with similar or better performance; thereby helping reduce the costs and energy consumption of their data center7.

Expanding the AMD EPYC Processor Ecosystem

At the “together we advance_data centers” event, AMD executives were backed by numerous cloud, software and OEM partners including Dell Technologies, Google Cloud, HPE, Lenovo, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Supermicro and VMware. These partners highlighted their support for 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors:

  • Dell Technologies announced the next generation of Dell PowerEdge servers with 4th Generation AMD EPYC processors. Providing impressive application performance, the new systems are designed to help customers more effectively power demanding, compute-centric workloads such as data analytics.
  • Google Cloud discussed incorporating 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors into Google Cloud Compute Engine and highlighted how AMD EPYC processors in its data centers are helping Google with their efficiency goals. As well, they highlighted the use of AMD EPYC processors to deliver leading price-performance in the Google Cloud Tau VMs and highly-secure data protection with Google Cloud’s Confidential Computing portfolio.
  • HPE announced new HPE ProLiant Gen11 servers that support 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors that are also available through a pay-as-you-go consumption model with HPE GreenLake. HPE also announced support for 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors across its supercomputing portfolio with the new HPE Cray EX2500 and HPE Cray XD2000 supercomputers.
  • Lenovo introduced 21 new ThinkSystem servers and ThinkAgile hyperconverged (HCI) solutions, powered by 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors, including ThinkAgile VX and ThinkAgile HX to enable fast hybrid multi-cloud deployment and simplify infrastructure management.
  • Microsoft announced a Preview of new Virtual Machines (VMs) for HPC. HBv4-series VMs and the all new HX-series VMs are both powered by 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors. Each will feature AMD 3D V-Cache Technology when they reach General Availability in 2023. Microsoft also announced additional VMs and containers using 4th Gen AMD EPYC are forthcoming.
  • The latest Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) E5 compute instances are powered by 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors to be used by customers such as Oracle Red Bull Racing for development of their next generation of powertrain projects. Oracle will also provide enhanced security with OCI Confidential Computing, based on AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV). 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors additionally power MySQL HeatWave, Oracle Autonomous Database and Exadata Database Service on OCI.
  • Supermicro announced significant additions to its broad line of servers supporting the new 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors in the A+ series
  • VMware announced vSphere 8 support and optimization for 4th Gen EPYC processor powered systems is available now.

4th Gen AMD EPYC can provide up to 2.8X more performance8, up to 54 percent less power9, have added to the more than 300 world records10 held by AMD EPYC processors and are supported by a complete software and hardware ecosystem spanning a variety of workloads including, database, virtualization, AI/ML, HPC and more. You can see more about the AMD EPYC ecosystem here.  Watch the keynote replay here and visit the landing page for 4th Gen AMD EPYC processors to learn more and read about what AMD customers have to say, here.

4th Gen AMD EPYC Processors Product Chart

Model Cores Default TDP cTDP Base (GHz) Boost (GHz11) 4th Gen EPYC™

1kU Pricing (USD)

9654 96 360w 320-400w 2.4 3.7 $11,805
9634 84 290w 240-300w 2.25 3.7 $10,304
9554 64 360w 320-400w 3.1 3.75 $9,087
9534 64 280w 240-300w 2.45 3.7 $8,803
9454 48 290w 240-300w 2.75 3.8 $5,225
9354 32 280w 240-300w 3.25 3.8 $3,420
9334 32 210w 200-240w 2.7 3.9 $2,990
9254 24 200w 200-240w 2.9 4.15 $2,299
9224 24 200w 200-240w 2.5 3.7 $1,825
9124 16 200w 200-240w 3.0 3.7 $1,083
9474F 48 360w 320-400w 3.6 4.1 $6,780
9374F 32 320w 320-400w 3.85 4.3 $4,850
9274F 24 320w 320-400w 4.05 4.3 $3,060
9174F 16 320w 320-400w 4.1 4.4 $3,850
9654P 96 360w 320-400w 2.4 3.7 $10,625
9554P 64 360w 320-400w 3.1 3.75 $7,104
9454P 48 290w 240-300w 2.75 3.8 $4,598
9354P 32 280w 240-300w 3.25 3.8 $2,730

 

About AMD

For more than 50 years AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies ― the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible.

For more information,  visit AMD website.

  1. SP5-010B: SPECrate 2017_int_base based on published scores from www.spec.org as of 11/10/2022. Configurations: 2P AMD EPYC 9654 (1790 SPECrate 2017_int_base, 192 total cores, www.spec.org/cpu2017/results/res2022q4/cpu2017-20221024-32607.html) is 2.97x the performance of published 2P Intel Xeon Platinum 8380 (602 SPECrate 2017_int_base, 80 total cores,  http://spec.org/cpu2017/results/res2021q2/cpu2017-20210521-26364.html).
  2. SP5-011B: SPECpower_ssj 2008 comparison based on published 2U, 2P Windows results as of 11/10/2022. Configurations: 2P AMD EPYC 9654 (27501 overall ssj_ops/W, 2U, http://www.spec.org/power_ssj2008/results/res2022q4/power_ssj2008-20221020-01194.html) vs. 2P Intel Xeon Platinum 8380 (13670 overall ssj_ops/W, 2U, http://www.spec.org/power_ssj2008/results/res2022q4/power_ssj2008-20220926-01184.html).
  3. SP5-009C: SPECrate2017_fp_base based on published scores from www.spec.org as of 11/10/2022. Configurations: 2P AMD EPYC 9654 (1480 SPECrate2017_fp_base, 192 total cores, www.spec.org/cpu2017/results/res2022q4/cpu2017-20221024-32605.html) is 2.52x the performance of published 2P Intel Xeon Platinum 8380 (587 SPECrate2017_fp_base, 160 total cores, www.spec.org/cpu2017/results/res2022q4/cpu2017-20221010-32542.html).
  4. EPYC-038: AMD EPYC 9004 Series delivers up to a ~14% geomean IPC single thread uplift generationally based on AMD internal testing as of 09/19/2022, performance improvement at the same fixed-frequency on a 4th Gen AMD EPYC 9554 CPU compared to a 3rd Gen AMD EPYC 7763 CPU using a select set of workloads (33) including est. SPECrate 2017_int_base, est. SPECrate 2017_fp_base, and representative server workloads.
  5. EPYC-028B: SPECpower_ssj 2008, SPECrate 2017_int_energy_base, and SPECrate 2017_fp_energy_base based on results published on SPEC’s website as of 11/10/22. VMmark server power-performance (PPKW) based results published at https://www.vmware.com/products/vmmark/results3x.1.html?sort=score. The first 74 ranked SPECpower_ssj 2008 publications with the highest overall efficiency overall ssj_ops/W results were all powered by AMD EPYC processors. For SPECrate 2017 Integer (Energy Base), AMD EPYC CPUs power the first 4 of 5 SPECrate 2017_int_energy_base performance/system W scores. For SPECrate 2017 Floating Point (Energy Base), AMD EPYC CPUs power the first 8 of 9 SPECrate 2017_fp_energy_base performance/system W scores. For VMmark server power-performance (PPKW), have the top two results for 2- and 4-socket matched pair results outperforming all other socket results. See https://www.amd.com/en/claims/epyc3x#faq-EPYC-028B for the full list. More information about SPEC is available at http://www.spec.org.
  6. AMD Infinity Guard features vary by EPYC Processor generations. Infinity Guard security features must be enabled by server OEMs and/or Cloud Service Providers to operate. Check with your OEM or provider to confirm support of these features. Learn more about Infinity Guard at https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/infinity-guard.
  7. [1] SP5TCO-002B: This scenario contains many assumptions and estimates and, while based on AMD internal research and best approximations, should be considered an example for information purposes only, and not used as a basis for decision making over actual testing. The Bare Metal Server Greenhouse Gas Emissions TCO (total cost of ownership) Estimator Tool compares the selected AMD EPYC and Intel Xeon CPU based server solutions required to deliver a TOTAL_PERFORMANCE of 10000 units of integer performance based on the published scores for Intel Xeon and AMD EPYC CPU based servers.  This estimation reflects a 3-year time frame.  This analysis compares a 2P AMD 96 core EPYC 9654 CPU powered server with a SPECrate 2017_int_base a score of 1790, https://spec.org/cpu2017/results/res2022q4/cpu2017-20221024-32607.pdf; compared to a 2P Intel Xeon 40 core Platinum_8380 based server with a SPECrate 2017_int_base score of 602, https://spec.org/cpu2017/results/res2021q2/cpu2017-20210521-26364.pdf
  8. SP5-049B: VMmark 3.1.1 matched pair comparison based on published results as of 11/10/2022. Configurations: 2-node, 2P 96-core EPYC 9654 powered server running VMware ESXi 8 RTM (40.19 @ 44 tiles/836 VMs, https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/vmmark/2022-10-18-HPE-ProLiant-DL385Gen11.pdf) versus 2-node, 2P 40-core Xeon Platinum 8380 running VMware ESXi v7 U2  (14.19 @ 14 tiles/266 VMs, https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/vmmark/2021-04-20-Fujitsu-PRIMERGY-RX2540M6.pdf) for 2.8x the score and 3.1x the tile (VM) capacity. 2-node, 2P EPYC 7763-powered server (23.33 @ 24 tiles/456 VMs, https://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/vmmark/2022-02-08-Fujitsu-RX2450M1.pdf) shown at 1.6x the performance for reference. VMmark is a registered trademark of VMware in the US or other countries.
  9. SP5TCO-009K: As of 11/10/2022 based on AMD Internal analysis using the AMD EPYC Bare Metal Server & Greenhouse Gas Emission TCO Estimation Tool – version 6.35 estimating the cost and quantity of 2P AMD EPYC 9654 powered servers versus 2P Intel Xeon 8380 based server solutions required to deliver 8500 units of integer performance. Environmental impact estimates made leveraging this data, using the Country / Region specific electricity factors from the ‘2020 Grid Electricity Emissions Factors v1.4 – September 2020’, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency ‘Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator’. This scenario contains many assumptions and estimates and, while based on AMD internal research and best approximations, should be considered an example for information purposes only, and not used as a basis for decision making over actual testing. The analysis includes both hardware and virtualization software components.
  10. For additional details, see https://www.amd.com/en/claims/epyc4#-SP5TCO-009K.
  11. EPYC-022B: For a complete list of world records see http://amd.com/worldrecords.
  12. EPYC-018: Max boost for AMD EPYC processors is the maximum frequency achievable by any single core on the processor under normal operating conditions for server systems.

Watlow Acquires Eurotherm from Schneider Electric

LOUIS, MO, Nov 9, 2022 – Watlow, a designer and manufacturer of complete industrial thermal systems, is pleased to announce that it has completed its acquisition of Eurotherm from Schneider Electric Company, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, on October 31, 2022. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Eurotherm is a premier provider of temperature, power and process control, measurement and data management equipment, systems, software and services for global industrial markets. The company employs about 650 people worldwide, with headquarters in Worthing, UK and core manufacturing operations in Ledziny, Poland.

Rob Gilmore, Watlow’s CEO, said, “We are excited about Watlow and Eurotherm and all we will accomplish together. This acquisition aligns with our vision of providing innovative thermal products and technologies that help increase our customers’ competitive advantage. The combination of Watlow and Eurotherm products and technologies will create new global opportunities for our collective customers and allow us to focus our advanced thermal systems in important areas.”

Watlow will establish Eurotherm’s sites in Worthing, UK and Dardilly, France as Advanced Development Centers for its electronics and controls product offering and plans to invest in Eurotherm’s facility in Poland to become Watlow’s Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Europe. This additional capacity and capability also provide a path to growth in other parts of the world including the Americas and Asia.

About Watlow

Watlow is a global industrial technology company that uses its world-class engineering expertise, advanced thermal systems and manufacturing excellence to provide a wide array of temperature control, power control, heater technologies, and temperature sensing platforms. Watlow brings its experience to  a broad cross section of industries, including semiconductor processing, environmental chambers, energy processes, diesel emissions, medical and foodservice equipment.

Since 1922, Watlow has grown in product capability, market experience and global reach. The company holds more than 1,100 patents and employs more than 4,200 team members working in 12 manufacturing facilities and five advanced technology and development centers in the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Watlow covers 95 countries through sales and distribution offices around the world.

Bentley to Present Decarbonization with Digital Solutions at COP27

Bentley Systems will present on decarbonization and climate resilience with digital solutions in various capacities at COP27, the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference, in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Bentley is partnering with Microsoft (named Strategic Technology partner and Principal Sponsor of COP27) in the Green Zone, and will participate in the Sustainable Innovation Forum as a supporting partner.

The Sustainable Innovation Forum will bring together heads of state and multilaterals, environment ministers, business leaders, investors, and NGOs alongside the UN Climate Change negotiations. The forum will focus on the need for stakeholders to work together and implement national action plans and encourage a global effort toward change. There will also be a strong focus on effective business actions and innovative climate solutions.

Who:

Rodrigo Fernandes, Bentley’s Empowering Sustainable Development Goals (ES(D)G) Director

When:

Sustainable Innovation Forum – Innovation Zone at COP27

November 10, 2022, 2:30PM

Expert Panel Discussion: How can data, digitization, and automation secure real decarbonization in line with less than 1.5 degrees warming

Moderator: Salina Abraham

Speakers:

  • Rodrigo Fernandes, director, ES(D)G, Bentley Systems
  • Marcelo Castillo Agurto, head of business development, Enel Group
  • Michael Train, senior vice-president and chief sustainability officer, Global Lead of Industrials, Roland Berger
  • Racquel Moses, UNFCC Global Ambassador & chief executive officer, Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator
  • Rebekah Braswell, CEO, Land Life Company

The presentation will be livestreamed and made available on demand. To learn more about the event, visit the Sustainable Innovation Forum.

COP27 Green Zone Special Event – Decarbonization Day

November 11, 2022, 4PM

Green Zone, Hall A

Session: The Journey to Net Zero & Decarbonization: Can digital solutions help cities and communities adapt to climate change?

Speakers:

  • Rodrigo Fernandes, director, ES(D)G, Bentley Systems
  • Sherif Tawfik, chief sustainability officer, Middle East and Africa, Microsoft
  • Hazem Nabih, regional technology officer, Middle East and Africa, Microsoft

Microsoft Exhibition Booth (Theatre Area), Green Zone

Green Zone, Theatre Area

November 7, 2PM – 2:30PM

  • Session: Open wins: How an open approach is critical to efficiently manage carbon in large infrastructure projects.
  • Speaker: Rodrigo Fernandes, director, ES(D)G, Bentley Systems

November 8, 11:30AM – 12PM

  • Session: Empowering clean energy transition with digital twinning.
  • Speaker: Rodrigo Fernandes, director, ES(D)G, Bentley Systems

November 10, 3:30 PM – 4PM

  • Session: Digital, sustainable mobility as a driver for decarbonizing cities.
  • Speaker: Oliver Charlesworth, senior product manager, Mobility Simulation, Bentley Systems

Where:

COP27

Sharm El-Sheikh International Convention Center

El Salam Road, Um Marikha Bay, South Sinai Governorate, Egypt

Fernandes and Charlesworth will be available for one-on-one interviews during the event, as well as virtually after the event. To request an interview, please contact David Beesley, managing director of ITPR, at davidb@itpr.co.uk.

About Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems is the infrastructure engineering software company. They provide innovative software to advance the world’s infrastructure – sustaining both the global economy and environment. Their industry-leading software solutions are used by professionals, and organizations of every size, for the design, construction, and operations of roads and bridges, rail and transit, water and wastewater, public works and utilities, buildings and campuses, mining, and industrial facilities. Their offerings include MicroStation-based applications for modeling and simulation, ProjectWise for project delivery, AssetWise for asset and network performance, Seequent’s leading geoprofessional software portfolio, and the iTwin platform for infrastructure digital twins. Bentley Systems employs more than 4,500 colleagues and generates annual revenues of approximately $1 billion in 186 countries.

For more information, visit www.bentley.com.

Concrete.ai Launches Beta Version of Data Science Platform

LOS ANGELES, CA, Oct 26, 2022 – Concrete.ai has launched a beta version of its pioneering data science platform that reduces the cost and embodied carbon intensity (CO2e) in concrete construction. The company will debut the new Software as a Service product at AI DevWorld, the world’s largest artificial intelligence dev event, where it was selected as one of the top 6 AI-driven technologies for the event’s Startup Alley.

Concrete.ai provides an easy-to-use interface for the concrete producer to be in control of the optimization process. The user can see all predicted properties, apply constraints, and optimize the mixture by setting a goal to minimize cost, embodied carbon or a combination of both.

Concrete.ai’s platform delivers unparalleled reductions in the cost and CO2e of ready mixed and precast concrete used in construction by applying Artificial Intelligence to optimize concrete design and production. The result is a highly optimized, cost-effective concrete that fulfills all engineering and performance characteristics, while utilizing locally available raw materials to ensure safety, longevity, and code-compliance.

“Our platform leverages AI to increase both the speed and accuracy of concrete mixture design by converting what is usually a time-consuming “trial and error” routine into a precise and efficient process,” said Alex Hall, CEO of Concrete.ai. “By merging what machines do best—extremely fast data processing—with the best of what experienced engineers and concrete professionals offer—human judgment—Concrete.ai has created a new pathway to safe, sustainable and lower-cost concrete construction by giving producers power over their data.”

The company has conducted pre-commercial pilot testing with several of the largest concrete manufacturers, which verified that the technology reduced the material costs and CO2e of ready-mixed concrete (RMC) by up to 12 percent, and up to 70 percent, respectively. These successful tests have enabled company engineers to focus on algorithm refinement, as well as create a series of User Interface improvements designed to make it easier for companies to run the platform. Concrete.ai is now conducting formal beta testing as the final step before commercialization.

Traditionally, because it has been difficult to predict how the constituents of a concrete mixture will affect its performance, concrete formulations have been partially optimized and/or overdesigned and thus contain excess cement. In the U.S. alone, this overdesign costs the industry more than $2.4 billion annually, and results in 10 million tonnes of incremental carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with cement production. If Concrete.ai were adopted globally, carbon emissions from cement required for concrete production could be reduced by 500 million tonnes per year, or the equivalent of the total emissions from a country like France.

About Concrete.ai

Concrete.ai is a data science company that delivers cost-savings and embodied carbon reductions in concrete production. By leveraging the power of artificial intelligence (AI), Concrete.ai’s platform designs and proportions the optimal concrete for any construction application. This reduces costs and embodied carbon footprint of concrete, while ensuring certainty of performance and compliance with existing codes and standards.

For more information, visit www.Concrete.ai.

Trimble Q3 Results, Conf Call on Nov 2, 8AM ET

WESTMINSTER, CO, Oct 26, 2022 – Trimble will hold a conference call on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 8AM ET to review its third quarter 2022 results. The call will be broadcast live on the Web at http://investor.trimble.com. Investors without internet access may dial into the call at (888) 660-6347 (US) or (929) 201-6594 (international). The conference ID is 1043223.

About Trimble

Trimble is an industrial technology company transforming the way the world works by delivering solutions that enable our customers to thrive. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics connect the digital and physical worlds to improve productivity, quality, safety, transparency, and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble is transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial, and transportation.

For more information about Trimble, visit www.trimble.com.

Applied EV Selects Siemens Xcelerator

PLANO, TX, Oct 21, 2022 – Siemens Digital Industries Software announced that Applied EV, an Australian specialist in safety-rated, autonomous-ready, digital control systems and modular vehicle platforms for commercial applications, is using the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of software and services to support the design, quality assurance and build of its next generation autonomous vehicles.

Applied EV is using the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of software and services to support the design, quality assurance and build of its next generation autonomous vehicles

Applied EV is creating the future of transport with driverless, efficient transport solutions with Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) architected applications for the automotive and industrial sectors. Siemens’ cloud-native Teamcenter X software for product lifecycle management (PLM) from the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio is the trusted tool for Applied EV’s design and product quality workflows to help decrease costs and reduce time-to-market. This announcement follows Applied EV’s recent success testing a self-driving cabinless commercial vehicle on European streets and announcement of their long-term alliance with global OEM, Suzuki Motors.

Applied EV’s core product, the Digital Backbone (DBB) is a purpose-built software control system for electric and autonomous applications. The DBB advances the digital capabilities of electric vehicles, in turn, reducing hardware complexity and manufacturing costs to optimize the deployment of autonomous driving technology and support the next generation of vehicle architectures to be completely software defined. It is carefully crafted to comply with the highest safety ratings making it an ideal solution for Level 4/5 autonomous applications.

“Collaborating with global technology giant Siemens is strategic to progressing Applied EV’s long-term vision. The demand for fully autonomous vehicles and technology is growing exponentially. Siemens’ new cloud-based PLM platform will help us meet this demand, by providing us with better change management and quality,” Julian Broadbent, co-founder and CEO of Applied EV. “This helps increase first-time right releases of hardware and software, streamlining the company’s integrated approach to engineering.”

“Siemens is committed to empowering innovative companies, like Applied EV, to drive sustainable growth and transform their industries,” said Samantha Murray, vice president and managing director of Siemens Digital Industries Software, Australia and New Zealand. “Applied EV is a true Australian success story of a company leading through innovative design, data and manufacturing. They are at the forefront of commercial autonomous technology that can be applied to any vehicle or system across multiple industries. We are proud to be working with Applied EV as we share a common goal of using software to innovate and challenge the status quo.”

About Siemens Digital Industries Software

Siemens Digital Industries Software helps organizations of all sizes digitally transform using software, hardware and services from the Siemens Xcelerator business platform. Siemens’ software and the comprehensive digital twin enable companies to optimize their design, engineering and manufacturing processes to turn today’s ideas into the sustainable products of the future. From chips to entire systems, from product to process, across all industries, Siemens Digital Industries Software is where today meets tomorrow.