ILEXSOFT Releases HighDesign R8.1

PERUGIA, Italy, May 24, 2024 – ILEXSOFT today announced the immediate availability of HighDesign R8.1, the latest release of its HighDesign drafting and architectural design software for macOS and Windows.

The main project window in HighDesign for Windows

This new release features an improved Windows user experience and support, more powerful image editing, and better drawing and project documentation.

A Better Windows Experience

HighDesign for Windows continues to improve release after release. The developer’s target is to offer as much as possible a seamless experience on both the Mac and Windows versions, while at the same time making the most out of the strengths of each platform.

HighDesign for Windows was greatly improved and reviewed in order to make sure that it works in the same way as the macOS edition.

Special attention was given to printing and PDF output, so that printouts and published PDF’s can have the highest quality down to the tiniest details, such as shape profiles, transparencies, file sizes, arcs and circles, texts, and more.

A wall schedule with styles, totals, and live preview in HighDesign R8.1

Greater Attention to the Quality of Drawings

Dimension labels are now more readable thanks to an option for an opaque background, that increases the contrast in busy drawings.

Poly-lines are now easier to use and edit, and the Offset command applied to poly-lines handles more special cases and shapes. Creating tables is now easier with the improvements to the new Table tool, that now handles copy and paste across cells with more consistency and exports more compatible CSV files.

Snapping, grids, and the Measure tool were also improved for a more streamlined experience in everyday tasks.

Easier Image Editing and Photogrammetry

It is now possible to correct barrel distortion of images using the Barrel Distort filter in the Adjust Image tool, which is now also accessible via the Object Info and the Photogrammetry setup panel.

The entire setup phase of Photogrammetry has been redesigned so that it is now easier to use and more flexible.

The visual symbol browser

Improvements Built on HighDesign R8

R8.1 builds on the previous HighDesign R8, released earlier in 2024, that included a 2x performance boost, introduced tables and interactive schedules with quantities and sorting rules, and added a new visual symbol browser among many other enhancements.

The R8 product line marks an important milestone in the process to join together in one solution the flexibility of traditional CAD with the efficiency of the BIM project management.

Pricing and Availability

The HighDesign product line includes HighDesign LT, priced at 149.00 USD; HighDesign SE, priced at 349.00 USD; and HighDesign Pro at 499.00 USD. HighDesign is available in English, French, German and Italian and is compatible with macOS from 10.14 to 14 Sonoma included running on both Intel- and M-series Macs, and with Windows 10 and 11.

Licenses are perpetual and include one year of maintenance which gives access to any updates released during the year of validity. When the license expires, the user can freely choose to continue using the last version installed, or renew for another year and stay updated.

A free 30-day trial is available on the Ilexsoft website.

Free educational licenses and volume discounts for corporate purchases are also available.

About HighDesign

HighDesign is the modern parametric design software that combines the directness of 2D drafting with powerful BIM-like project control and processes. Features include vector design tools, precision drafting, documentation and annotation tools, architectural design tools like parametric walls, doors and windows. The project structure is organized in specialized sheets and layouts. Special tools include photogrammetry, image editing and drawing presentation.

Available for macOS on both Intel- and ARM-based machines and for Windows 10 & 11, HighDesign R8.1 comes in three editions to best suit the needs of design professionals. To learn more about the latest release and download a free trial, please visit

Synechron Announces Five Strategic Senior Appointments

NEW YORK, NY, LONDON, UK and PUNE, India, May 24, 2024 – Synechron, a leading global digital transformation consulting firm focused on financial services and technology organizations, is pleased to announce five strategic senior appointments that align with the company’s overall growth objectives.

Christine Olmstead, newly appointed as head of corporate development, has over two decades of experience in mergers and acquisitions, crucial for Synechron’s expansion strategy. Christine’s extensive trajectory in the field, including pivotal roles at Avanade, McKinsey, and Fujitsu, has honed her skills in global strategy development and deal origination, positioning her to effectively lead Synechron’s future M&A initiatives and post-merger integrations.

Aaron Momin, stepping into the role of chief information security officer (CISO), brings over 28 years of expertise in cybersecurity and risk management. His tenure as CISO at Certinia showcased his capability to elevate security maturity and resilience – both of which are crucial elements of ensuring robust information security and compliance frameworks are in place across all Synechron’s global operations.

David Straube, the new head of investor relations, has almost three decades of experience and is recognized for his strategic approach to building investor relations programs that foster long-term shareholder value. Having held senior positions at EPAM and Accenture, David is well-equipped to enhance Synechron’s relationships with the investment community and support the company’s growth trajectory.

Surabhi Ramamurthy, taking on the role of head of Asia Business Unit, has 18 years of experience in the banking and capital markets sectors. Surabhi’s background includes leadership roles at Accenture and DXC Technology, where she effectively managed large teams and drove innovation throughout the APAC region. Her expertise will directly contribute to accelerating growth and strengthening Synechron’s market presence in Asia.

Christina Savvas, appointed as global head of brand, brings two decades of expertise and is known for her insight-driven approach to marketing and brand partnerships. Her experience at American Express, where she led global digital brand and content initiatives, makes her ideally suited to spearhead Synechron’s global brand strategy, driving both brand value and business volume.

With this series of appointments, Synechron underscores its commitment to leadership excellence. Moreover, the company is poised to leverage these new capabilities to maintain its competitive edge and respond dynamically to the fast-evolving global market.

Faisal Husain, Synechron co-founder and CEO, commented, “Each of these leaders brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record that will undoubtedly propel Synechron towards achieving its strategic goals. We’re excited to see the new directions they will inspire in their respective areas.”

About Synechron

At Synechron, they believe in the power of digital to transform businesses for the better. Their global consulting firm combines creativity and innovative technology to deliver industry-leading digital solutions. Synechron’s progressive technologies and optimization strategies span end-to-end artificial intelligence, consulting, digital, cloud & DevOps, data, and software engineering, servicing an array of noteworthy financial services and technology firms. Through research and development initiatives in our FinLabs they develop solutions for modernization, from artificial intelligence and blockchain to data science models, digital underwriting, mobile-first applications and more. Over the last 20+ years, our company has been honored with multiple employer awards, recognizing commitment to their talented teams. With top clients to boast about, Synechron has a global workforce of 14,000+, and has 51 offices in 20 countries within key global markets.

For more information on the company, please visit Synechron website.

DDN, Ooredoo Partner for AI Digital Transformation

CHATSWORTH, CA, May 24, 2024 – DDN, the global pioneer in artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-cloud data management solutions, announced a transformative partnership with Ooredoo, Qatar’s premier telecommunications operator and information and communications technology (ICT) provider. This collaboration leverages DDN’s unparalleled expertise in advanced AI workflows, establishing Ooredoo as a frontrunner in the ICT sector by significantly enriching its service offerings.

Through this strategic alliance, Ooredoo will adopt DDN’s sophisticated AI infrastructure, including sovereign AI capabilities, to drive innovation and improve operational efficiencies across its networks. DDN’s proven solutions enable Ooredoo to deploy state-of-the-art AI technologies, ensuring their customers access the most robust and dynamic ICT services, optimized for today’s digital challenges.

“At Ooredoo, we are committed to promoting inclusive access to digital services and resources, as well as developing innovative solutions to improve our customers’ experiences,” says Thani Ali Al-Malki, chief business officer, Ooredoo Qatar. “With DDN’s expertise and cutting-edge technologies, we are poised to transform Qatar’s digital infrastructure and provide our customers with the latest advancements in AI and Sovereign Cloud Storage solutions. The partnership with DDN not only bolsters our position as an integrated ICT provider but also enables us to enhance operations for customers in Qatar and beyond.”

This partnership underscores DDN’s commitment to fostering AI advancements by providing scalable, high-speed storage solutions that empower enterprises like Ooredoo to fully leverage their data, thereby delivering exceptional service quality and pioneering new paths in AI-enabled communications.

“Organizations like Ooerdoo require robust AI and At Scale applications to meet customer demands and accelerate and maximize their market opportunities,” said Ankur Arora, Middle-East and Africa regional director, DDN. “DDN has a legacy of success in delivering efficient and cost-effective infrastructure, and our partnership will enable Ooredoo to set new benchmarks in technology and service excellence.”

About DDN

DDN is a leading global provider of data storage and data management solutions at scale. They accelerate AI and High Performance Computing workflows and applications in data centers, private and public clouds, and at the edge. Thanks to their technology, over 11,000 customers realize significant efficiencies in their GPU and CPU compute farms, substantially reducing their data center power consumption and footprint. Utilizing highly optimized flash technology and AI-enabled software, their products power some of the largest and most demanding customers in the world in fields such as autonomous driving, AI chatbots, healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, energy, government, public sector, and research institutions, as well as generative AI and data analytics applications.

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Sensedia AI Copilot Announced

MIAMI, FL, May 24, 2024 – Sensedia, a global leader in API and integration solutions, announced the launch of Sensedia AI Copilot, a groundbreaking AI assistant designed to facilitate all steps of API Management, Governance and Application Integrations.

The solution embeds over 17 years of Sensedia’s expertise in designing API strategies and best practices. Sensedia AI Copilot can be tuned to understand each customer’s business context and combine API Management and Governance best practices to suggest improvements, design APIs from scratch, detect security flaws and increase documentation accuracy. The solution can assess APIs published across multiple Gateways, ensuring comprehensive API management.

Unveiled at the APIX 2024 global customer conference, AI Copilot supports customers in aligning their API and integration strategies with business goals, transforming digital channels and integrated ecosystems.

“Sensedia’s AI Copilot leverages what generative AI does best — best practice assistance for developers and platform engineers to elevate API design through customized journeys, but more than that, the solution will impact every step of their API Journey. This solution leverages years of API design experience to deliver a simple, custom and ethically human-driven AI API experience to improve how businesses innovate,” says Lisa Arthur, Sensedia’s US director and global CMO.

How it works

Sensedia AI Copilot simplifies the entire API creation journey – from planning and design to implementation, testing and validation, documentation, deployment and management steps – and can now be navigated with simplicity, speed, and intuition with the assistance of artificial intelligence.

By applying years of industry best practices, the AI assistant enhances productivity and outcomes, resulting in robust and effective APIs that are easy to customize, adjust, publish and govern.

Users can securely upload their data to create custom APIs, with the AI suggesting journeys and access points aligned with market best practices for ease of use and security. The solution then generates APIs automatically, ready for customization and integration with Sensedia’s API Manager, allowing for flexible documentation management and automated contract creation.

“Sensedia AI Copilot is developed with a clear focus on assuring responsible AI. Our practices follow strict ethical guidelines to ensure transparency, equity and safety. We maintain human supervision at all critical stages of the process to avoid errors and ensure quality,” explains Kleber Bacili, CEO of Sensedia.

Bacili also points out other key capabilities for designing and creating APIs aligned with each company’s strategies. “Another significant differentiator of the solution is the secure uploading of documents into private databases. This new capability allows users to customize APIs to best support their business, strategy and planning processes. Sensedia customers will also see an improved response process as all captured data is authenticated and encrypted for the ultimate in security and risk mitigation.”

The Gartner “Hype Cycle for Artificial Intelligence, 2023”* shows that “AI engineering enables organizations to establish and grow high-value portfolios of AI solutions. Most AI development is currently limited by significant operational bottlenecks. With AI engineering methods — DataOps, ModelOps and DevOps — it is possible to deploy models into production in a structured, repeatable factory-model framework to realize significant value.”

Proven benefits

Sensedia customer uisa, one of the largest biorefineries in Brazil, successfully tested Sensedia AI Copilot, demonstrating several advantages. The solution accelerated uisa’s development process for creating and launching APIs. Sensedia AI Copilot simplified adherence to industry best practices, resulting in more robust and efficient APIs, reduced human errors and automation of repetitive processes, easier customizing and adjusting journeys and endpoints, and easier integration with Sensedia’s API Manager (complete API management platform).

According to Rodrigo Gonçalves, Technology and Innovation Director at uisa, Sensedia AI Copilot is not just an API creation tool; it generates business. “The solution helps us simplify our development and creation processes. Creating an API can be done by everyone. In other words, we are democratizing, putting more governance in the processes.”

Gonçalves adds that, with the solution, uisa’s technology team has more time to think about the business. “Something that used to take five or six days can now be completed in an hour or two hours, saving time. Putting intelligence into our processes offers enormous savings and efficiency for the company.”

Sensedia AI Copilot is a tool for increasing efficiency in delivering results, commented Gonçalves, “Here at uisa, our board is not only focused on technology and innovation but also on efficiency and increasing the company’s profitability. Sensedia AI Copilot frees up human resources to think about operational efficiency points and automates a usually complicated process. The solution simplifies business transformation.”

Next steps

Sensedia looks forward to further enhancing Sensedia AI Copilot’s functionalities and user experience through self-learning. The product can adopt the latest improvements, providing more accurate and contextualized predictions and suggestions in line with the continuous evolution of AI models.

“Sensedia AI Copilot does not replace human work but complements it by automating repetitive and error-prone tasks and allowing developers and architects to focus on the more strategic and creative aspects of the API Management and Governance initiatives. Using the solution enhances the user experience and adds value for the business,” Bacili highlights.

*Gartner, Hype Cycle for Artificial Intelligence, 2023, By Afraz Jaffri, 19 July 2023.

About Sensedia

Sensedia simplifies enterprise architecture and integrations to improve business efficiency and flexibility. Sensedia’s solutions go beyond API management, working in partnership to help customers do more, faster and better with APIs, microservices and their architecture. Whether leveraging legacy systems for open innovation within a modern platform, unlocking data with agile architecture, creating new customer digital experiences or expanding business models and partner ecosystems, Sensedia empowers its clients’ businesses to become more adaptable, composable and connected.

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SEMIFIVE Signs MoU with Atron Technologies

SEOUL, South Korea, May 24, 2024 – SEMIFIVE, a leading design solution provider and pioneer of platform-based custom silicon solutions, has announced its agreement of MOU with China-based Atron Technologies, on May 23, 2024. Through this agreement, SEMIFIVE and Atron Technologies will collaborate on comprehensive semiconductor design and turnkey manufacturing, seeking potential customers in China and onsite technical support.

Atron Technologies, a company specializing in high-end ASIC design solutions and turnkey services, has extensive expertise in semiconductor designs for AI/HPC, Automotive, Networking, and AIoT. It also has experience in 2.5D/3D IC and Chiplet designs up to 5nm for HPC applications and serves a diverse customer base in China.

SEMIFIVE, a company specializing in SoC platform and ASIC design solutions, has been continuously expanding its global business with the establishment of a San Jose, USA office in March 2021 and a Shanghai, China office in August 2023. SEMIFIVE aims to serve the Chinese market as the premier Design Solution Partner (DSP) for Samsung Foundry SAFE Ecosystem.

Most recently, SEMIFIVE announced the 2nd mass production milestone of AI inference custom chip designed using its own 14nm AI SoC platform. The company also announced that the commercialization of NPU chip targeting HPC applications, using its 5nm HPC SoC platform, has started in the first half of 2024.

“We are pleased to work with SEMIFIVE which provides SoC platform and comprehensive ASIC design solutions,” said Norman Zhang, CEO of Atron Technologies, “We look forward to working with SEMIFIVE on joint assignments in China and collaborating on joint semiconductor designs to expand our business. We believe that, together with SEMIFIVE, we can provide a complete and reliable fast-time-to-market SoC solutions to customers worldwide.”

“The partnership between Atron Technologies and SEMIFIVE marks a critical juncture in the global expansion of innovations enabled by custom silicon,” said Brandon Cho, CEO and co-founder of SEMIFIVE. “Leveraging Atron Technologies’ deep experience at the very heart of digital innovation and SEMIFIVE’s proven SoC design platform, we will unlock significant value through the power of custom silicon.”


SEMIFIVE is the pioneer of platform based SoC design, working with customers to implement innovative ideas into custom silicon in the most efficient way. Their SoC platforms offer a powerful springboard for new chip designs and leverage configurable domain-specific architectures and pre-validated key IP pools. They offer comprehensive spec-to-system capabilities with end-to-end solutions so that custom SoCs can be realized faster, with reduced cost and risks for key applications such as data center or AI-enabled IoT. With a strong partnership with Samsung Foundry as a leading SAFETM DSP partner, as well as the larger ecosystem, SEMIFIVE provides a one-stop shop solution for any SoC design needs.

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About Atron

Atron is a high-end customized ASIC company to provide design solutions and services on diversified processes and technologies with own-developed design infrastructure, methodology and platform. As the UCIe member and the fab-open design hub, Atron emphasizes on the customized SoC/ASIC systematical total solutions of internal, external, and interconnections to realize one-pass-success and fast-time-to-market qualified by the comprehensive needs about performance, power, area and cost.

Simr Unveils Simulation Operations Automation

LOS ALTOS, CA, May 24, 2024 – Simr, formerly known as UberCloud, unveiled Simulation Operations Automation (SimOps), making best practices in computer simulations implemented by the majority of the design engineers at three of the Magnificent Seven companies available to design engineers everywhere. The company also announced that it has secured $20M in Series A funding led by Uncorrelated Ventures, with investments from BMW i Ventures and Earlybird Venture Capital.

Simr is revolutionizing how engineers design, verify, and test products by automating sophisticated simulations in the cloud while eliminating the need to implement and manage complex High-Performance Computing (HPC) environments. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Simr, which gives engineers a single platform for using any compute resources with any leading simulation tool, is revolutionizing how engineers design, verify, and test products by automating sophisticated simulations in the cloud. It does so while eliminating the need to specify, procure, implement, and manage complex High-Performance Computing (HPC) environments. The platform enables the implementation of SimOps best practices, boosting innovation and productivity among design engineers while enabling IT and operational control. The company is closely partnered with leading simulation platform providers, including AnsysSiemens, and Dassault Systèmes.

“In today’s market, leading products are complex and increasingly require system-level, multiphysics simulation,” said Wim Slagter, director of partner programs at Ansys. “This approach calls for robust simulation automation tools as part of our customers’ product design and simulation environments. For more than 10 years, Simr (formerly UberCloud) has critically provided our enterprise customers with these tools using the latest HPC cloud resources, ensuring they stay on the cutting edge of innovation.”

“Simr’s approach has given it valuable insights into the challenges faced by engineers and IT teams in managing cloud simulation environments and the untapped potential for enhancing the use of cloud resources in engineering simulations,” said Steven M. Levine, PhD., Senior Director, Virtual Human Modeling at Dassault Systèmes and Executive Director, Living Heart Project. “The complexity of the HPC Cloud market can be a challenge for many, so a clear, streamlined approach like SimOps could truly be a game-changer for many.”

With the close of the new funding, Salil Deshpande, General Partner at Uncorrelated Ventures, and Baris Guzel, Partner at BMW i Ventures, join Ali Kutay, CEO and Chairman of Striim, and Roland Manger, Co-founder and Partner at Earlybird Venture Capital, on the Simr board of directors.

“SimOps has the potential to revolutionize how companies design complex, breakthrough products by letting teams iterate and test their ideas in the time they were previously forced to waste waiting for simulations to be completed,” said BMW i Ventures’ Guzel. “SimOps gives engineering teams the power to explore more options faster and at lower cost. As manufacturing continues to evolve towards more digital and simulation-driven development processes, Simr is well-positioned to play a pivotal role in this transformation.”

“SimOps changes the way groundbreaking ideas become real products,” said Uncorrelated’s Deshpande. “The knowledge and best practices of the world’s largest and most innovative manufacturers become available to companies of all sizes. I’m excited to accelerate this process through an investment in Simr.”

Introducing SimOps

By enabling some of the world’s most innovative and successful manufacturing companies, including three of the seven most successful tech companies, to test and verify their product designs, Simr has derived a deep understanding of best practices for operating and automating design simulation processes. This set of practices is called Simulation Operations Automation, or, in short, SimOps.

Engineers’ ability to innovate is a function of the speed, frequency, and quality of simulations they can run. SimOps makes engineers more productive by letting them focus their time and attention on design decisions instead of managing compute resources, which accelerates the timeline to design, and test products. The total time required for simulation is significantly reduced when configuring, deploying, scaling, and running automation, which can be done by Simr in any public, private, or hybrid cloud.

Engineering-driven manufacturing companies operate in global, highly competitive, and fast-paced environments. The need to provide innovation, breakthrough products, and superior value to customers is leading to ever-more complex engineering challenges. At the same time, there is an explosion in simulation software variety and sophistication and nearly unlimited compute power in the cloud. SimOps is allowing companies to take advantage of greatly accelerated simulation quickly, securely, and reliably in ways that place them at the top of their industries.

“One can’t develop products today without HPC modeling and simulation, and anything that makes running simulations easier is always greatly welcomed by designers, engineers, and researchers,” said industry analyst Earl Joseph, CEO at Hyperion Research and Executive Director of the HPC User Forum. “Moving forward, the ability to run simulations more quickly with less complexity and friction, and without limitations on computing resources, will separate the highest-performing engineering teams and the top manufacturing companies from the rest.”

Through its SimOps offering, Simr provides a multitude of benefits:

  • Increased Product Innovation and Reduced Time-to-Market: Utilizing cloud HPC enables engineers to work with large models and detailed simulations that would be too complex and time-consuming for standard workstations. This leads to the rapid development of more accurate and effective designs, increasing innovation and helping speed the delivery of products to market.
  • Uninterrupted Productivity: Simr ensures a no-compromise user experience by enabling engineers to use any and all of their existing simulation platforms and workflows – including those from Ansys, Dassault, and Siemens – without any additional onboarding or configuration. This eliminates reskilling and ensures that productivity is not only uninterrupted but accelerated.
  • Unmatched Security: The Simr platform’s implementation in the customer’s own cloud account enables IT teams to keep all proprietary data behind their corporate firewall – under their complete and exclusive control – while maintaining direct access to their cloud provider’s full range of security and compliance mechanisms.
  • Increased Cost-Efficiency: Unlike consumption-based pricing models, Simr’s fixed, per-user pricing promotes simulation use by enabling customers to maintain direct relationships with the engineering software vendors and cloud providers of their choice. This enables them to leverage their own negotiated pricing and access these resources on an as-needed basis.

“Simr lets engineers design better products by giving them the ability to design and validate literally anything they can conceive of at previously unimaginable speed,” said Burak Yenier, co-founder and CEO at Simr. “As demonstrated by the traction we have with the world’s top companies and the support of our investors, there is a strong need for these unique innovations. SimOps is the much-needed new engine of manufacturing simulations.”

About Simr

Simr is on a mission to help manufacturers thrive by advancing SimOps, the practice of automating simulation processes to improve decision-making, innovation, efficiency, and quality in product design and engineering. Founded by engineers for engineers, Simr enables rapid product development and delivery with a versatile, high-performance platform compatible with any compute infrastructure. Furthering their commitment to making SimOps the new standard in manufacturing design, their platform allows engineers to securely design and test product concepts using existing workflows and tools, providing complete control over their simulation workflows and data.

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Farnell Partners with Rochester Electronics

LEEDS, UK, May 23, 2024 – Farnell has announced a new strategic partnership with Rochester Electronics, LLC, the world’s largest continuous source of semiconductors.

Rochester Electronics is authorized by more than 70 leading semiconductor manufacturers worldwide. As an original manufacturer stocking distributor, Rochester’s extensive component range comprises more than 200,000 part numbers, including both active and end-of-life semiconductors. The partnership will provide Farnell customers with immediate access to Rochester’s in-stock factory-direct offering of more than 15 billion semiconductor devices. Additionally, Rochester is licensed to manufacture semiconductor devices no longer produced by the original component manufacturers.

Farnell, product category director – Semiconductors, Jose Lok said, “The rapid pace of change in the electronics industry has meant that a significant number of customers have faced obsolescence challenges.

“We are delighted to partner with Rochester Electronics. Their licensed semiconductor manufacturing solutions, paired with their vast 100% authorized in-stock portfolio, provide our customers with the assurance of sourcing reliable and risk-free devices.”

Rochester has manufactured more than 20,000 device types. With over 12 billion die in stock, it has the capability to manufacture over 70,000 device types, ensuring an ongoing source of supply for customers with extended lifecycle needs.

Rochester Electronics general manager – EMEA, Stephen Morris, said, “Through this strategic agreement, our valued customers can be rest assured to have a continued supply of semiconductors from Rochester’s portfolio of over 70 original manufacturers, all of which are 100% authorized and guaranteed. With this partnership, we look forward to delivering significant value to our customers by offering a sustainable supply chain.”

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About Farnell Global

Farnell Global is a fast and reliable distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance, and repair. From research and design through prototype to production, Farnell helps its customers access the products and services they need 24/7. With more than 80 years of experience, 47 localized websites, and a dedicated team of over 3,500 employees, Farnell provides every component its customers need to build the technology of tomorrow.

Farnell Global trades as Farnell in Europe; Newark in North America; and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. It also sells directly to consumers through its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell Global has been part of the established global technology distributor, Avnet, since 2016. Today, this relationship allows the company to support its customers at every stage of the product life cycle, offering a truly unique distribution model, as well as expertise in end-to-end delivery and product design.

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About Rochester Electronics

Rochester Electronics is the world’s largest continuous source of semiconductors–100% Authorized by over 70 leading semiconductor manufacturers.

As an original manufacturer stocking distributor, Rochester has over 15 billion devices in stock encompassing more than 200,000-part numbers, providing the world’s most extensive range of end-of-life (EOL) semiconductors and the broadest range of active semiconductors.

As a licensed semiconductor manufacturer, Rochester has manufactured over 20,000 device types. With over 12 billion die in stock, Rochester has the capability to manufacture over 70,000 device types.

Rochester offers a full range of manufacturing services including Design, Wafer Storage and Processing, Assembly, Test, and Reliability, providing single solutions through to full turnkey manufacturing.

Rochester is the Semiconductor Lifecycle Solution. No other company compares to the breadth of Rochester’s product selection, value-added services, and manufacturing solutions.

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Immersionary Enterprises Joins Digital Twin Consortium

BOSTON, MA, May 23, 2024 – The Digital Twin Consortium (DTC) announced that Immersionary Enterprises, LLC has joined the Consortium to expand the use of intelligent digital twins in industrial and medical applications.

“I am keen to leverage the extensive knowledge within the consortium’s community and work with its members to increase the adoption of intelligent digital twins,” said Elizabeth Baron, founder of Immersionary Enterprises. I envision real-time digital twins that are data-driven, precise, aesthetically accurate, and capable of providing predictive insights. The Digital Twin Consortium can help make this vision a reality.”

“We’re excited to have Immersionary Enterprises as a member of the DTC,” said Dan Isaacs, GM & CTO of the DTC. “Their expertise in extended reality and the creation of fully immersive experiences will further enable DTC and its membership to realize intelligent digital twins.”

About Immersionary Enterprises

Elizabeth Baron established Immersionary Enterprises to create innovative and lasting solutions using advanced simulation technologies rooted in an intelligent, comprehensive digital twin platform. She collaborates with clients across the medical, automotive, and aerospace industries and beyond, leveraging digital intelligence to extract valuable insights from diverse data sets and bridge the gap between people, products, and processes on a large scale. She is known for her work as the inventor of the Ford immersive Vehicle Environment at Ford Motor Company. The FiVE process and tools are based on an intelligent, holistic digital twin platform. FiVE is used on every Ford vehicle.

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About Digital Twin Consortium

Digital Twin Consortium is The Authority in Digital Twin. It coalesces industry, government, and academia to drive consistency in vocabulary, architecture, security, and interoperability of digital twin technology. It advances digital twin technology in many industries, from aerospace to natural resources.

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West Texas City Selects Woolpert

BIG SPRING, TX, May 23, 2024 – The city of Big Spring, Texas has selected Woolpert to provide engineering, design, and construction management services for up to three airport improvement projects at McMahon-Wrinkle Airport.

Big Spring McMahon-Wrinkle Airport

The projects include remarking airfield aircraft operation areas, rehabilitating and reconstructing aging runway pavement, and replacing and upgrading existing airfield lighting.

Woolpert Consultant Kari Campbell said that the improvement projects will benefit airport users, enhance safety, and help reduce the airport’s overall maintenance expenses. The city of Big Spring and McMahon-Wrinkle Airport will be eligible to receive funding through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program, which provides grant funding for airport development projects. Under this grant, the Texas Department of Transportation will reimburse Big Spring with 90% of the overall project costs.

“We are grateful for the relationships we have built with the city of Big Spring and the confidence they have placed in our team, and we look forward to continuing our efforts to help further improve and develop aviation services at McMahon-Wrinkle Airport,” Campbell said. “Each project will enhance the safety of aviation operations and meet FAA funding requirements, allowing the projects to qualify for federal grant funding and decreasing the cost for local taxpayers.”

The contract is underway.

About Woolpert

Woolpert is the premier architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG), and strategic consulting firm, with a vision to become one of the best companies in the world. We innovate within and across markets to effectively serve public, private, and government clients worldwide. Woolpert is a Global Top 100 Geospatial Company, a Top 100 ENR Global Design firm, has earned seven Great Place to Work certifications, and actively nurtures a culture of growth, inclusion, diversity, and respect. Founded in 1911 in Dayton, OH, Woolpert has been America’s fastest-growing AEG firm since 2015. Woolpert has over 2,500 employees and more than 60 offices on five continents.

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IMAGINiT Unveils Clarity 2025 for Revit, BIM 360

IMAGINiT Technologies launched the latest version of Clarity, a task automation and analytics tool for Autodesk Revit and BIM 360 products. New features in the IMAGINiT Clarity 2025 release include integration with Oracle Aconex, enhanced functionality with Autodesk Revit Error Resolution, and advancements to the Clarity Space Programming Module. These updates improve project management efficiency and streamline workflows for firms on Engineering News Record’s Top 500 Design Firms list as well as small and mid-sized firms. IMAGINiT Clarity 2025 is compatible with Autodesk Revit 2025 and fully supports versions of Autodesk Revit and Autodesk Revit Server back to 2021.

“By combining quarterly customer success check-ins and in-depth analyses of data with business intelligence tools, we are able to ensure that the newest Clarity features are the ones that our customers deem most important,” says Bill Zavadil, president and chief operating officer, IMAGINiT Technologies. “In a recent survey of our Clarity customers, 95% responded that using Clarity has improved employee satisfaction due to the reduction in repetitive tasks and, as a result, firms are able to increase project capacity. To date, Clarity has helped customers automate over 36 million Revit print and export tasks giving them back countless hours to focus on the design work that fuels their business.”

Key Enhancements in IMAGINiT Clarity 2025

  • Revit Error Resolution – allows administrators to configure settings to bypass non-critical errors, ensuring uninterrupted workflows.
  • Aconex Integration – this separately priced module designed for firms with large-scale construction projects, facilitates advanced file synchronization with platforms such as BIM360, ProjectWise, Procore and more.
  • Clarity Space Programming Module – now offers customizable data structuring and integrated, in-module calculations eliminating the need to transfer data to external tools like Excel.

Ensuring the successful adoption of Clarity, Clarity Plus subscribers now have access to  complementary, quarterly Customer Success Engagement meetings with IMAGINiT. In these sessions, an IMAGINiT business intelligence expert will analyze customer data and recommend solutions that further improve a firm’s ability to work more efficiently across their own organization and improve collaboration with external partners.

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About IMAGINiT Technologies

IMAGINiT Technologies, a division of Rand Worldwide, advances the way architects and engineers design, develop, and manage projects. Customers of this leading professional services and technology company include organizations in the building, infrastructure, manufacturing, and facilities management industries. Organizations of all sizes work with IMAGINiT Technologies to gain competitive advantages through expert technology consulting, implementation, training, and support services. As one of the world’s largest integrators of Autodesk 3D design and engineering software, the team leverages unrivaled industry experience to design systems that accelerate innovation while improving project quality and profitability.

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