Altair Expands Electronic Systems Design Technology with Acquisition of Concept Engineering


“Concept Engineering’s advanced and responsive visualization technology is a premier solution to help organizations accelerate their designs that have specific design architecture requirements, as well as rigorous service needs,” said James R. Scapa, founder and CEO of Altair. “Integrating this technology into our electronic systems design suite will provide our customers with complete and fast visual representations of complex system models and debugging capabilities for electronic systems.”

Concept Engineering’s electronic systems visualization and semiconductor design debugging technology is available as a standalone solution and is also tightly integrated with over 40 design automation (EDA) and OEM CAD tools for provide end users with intelligent debugging functionality while saving months of engineering and support time. for computer-aided tool development teams.

Concept Engineering has customers in three main market segments:

  • Semiconductor design – Concept Engineering provides innovative electronic design debugging solutions, improving semiconductor design quality and time to market. These solutions cover electronic systems, register transfer level (RTL), gate and transistor design abstractions, for analog and digital disciplines.
  • Development of EDA and CAD tools – Concept Engineering’s family of automatic schematic generation and visualization software components helps software developers create intelligent, high-performance debug cockpits, shorten software tool development cycles, reduce development costs and software maintenance and to increase the product quality of EDA tools.
  • Industries with complex electrical systems – Concept Engineering provides advanced visualization of electrical circuits, wire harnesses and components for fast and reliable development, manufacturing and service for industries that require highly specialized debugging and visualization mechanisms for development and maintenance products in post-production. These industries include automotive, aerospace, industrial and robotics, medicine, transportation and logistics, construction, and agriculture.

“With over 30 years of experience, we pride ourselves on creating tools and technologies that help electronics design engineers easily understand, debug, optimize and document electronic designs,” said Gerhard Angst, President and CEO, Concept Engineering. “Being part of the Altair ecosystem will expand access to our tools at a time when the complexity of electronic systems is greater than ever. We also look forward to continuing our deep and longstanding partnerships with our OEM customers.”

Concept Engineering’s software will be integrated with Altair’s electronic systems design suite and available through Altair units, giving customers easy access to Altair’s entire portfolio of software solutions.

About Altair
Altair is a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI) providing software and cloud solutions in the areas of simulation, high performance computing (HPC), data analytics and AI. Altair empowers organizations in all industries to be more competitive and make smarter decisions in an increasingly connected world, while creating a greener, more sustainable future. For more information, visit



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