CD-adpaco Buys Red Cedar Technology

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CD-adapco executive vice president Bill Clark has announced the acquisition of Red Cedar Technology Incorporated.  CD-adapco is the largest private CFD focused provider of computer-aided engineering software company.  Red Cedar is known for developing the Heeds Multidisciplinary Design Optimization software.  The HEEDS MDO will be added to CD-adapco’s suite of Computer Aided Engineering simulation tools including STAR-CCM+, STAR-CD, Battery Design Studio, and SPEED.

“I doubt that anyone who has been watching us closely will be surprised by this acquisition,” stated CD-adapco EVP Bill Clark. “For the last five years we have been redefining the paradigm for CAE licensing, with the stated intention of allowing our customers to perform multi-disciplinary design exploration studies that capture all the real world physics that are likely to influence a potential product during its operational life. Up until now, the key-missing component in this strategy has been a best-in-class process automation and optimization tool. CD-adapco’s acquisition of Red Cedar Technology will empower our customers to leverage their simulation models by optimizing potential designs across the entire design space.”

Red Cedar Technology will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of CD-adapco.  Bob Ryan will continue to work as President and Bill Clark will take over as the role of CEO.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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