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Altair Acquires WinProp and AWE Communications GmbH

World-class Software Tool, WinProp, Added to Altair’s Solver Portfolio

TROY, Mich., April 11, 2016 - Altair has acquired AWE Communications GmbH (AWE) based in Gärtringen, Germany. AWE was founded in 1998 as a spin-off from the University of Stuttgart and the main focus has been the development of the WinProp Software Suite for wave propagation and radio network planning.

“The software has been developed over almost 20 years with a strict focus on propagation modeling and radio network planning. Being a key partner with several privately and publicly funded projects has allowed us to develop several modules and interfaces for a broad range of propagation, communication and EMC applications. Altair will offer us an experienced sales and support network and the synergy and tighter integration between the WinProp and FEKO development teams is an added benefit,” said Angelika Wölfle, previous CEO and owner of AWE.

Highly accurate and very fast empirical and deterministic propagation models are available for a wide range of scenarios including, rural and residential, urban and suburban, indoor and campus, tunnel and underground, vehicular and time-variant, GEO and LEO Satellites.

“WinProp has been adopted by a broad range of commercial and academic customers around the world and given the rapid growth of mobile communications and the increased need for propagation modeling and network planning, the software already complements our current offering for the telecommunications industry,” said Ulrich Jakobus, Vice-President Electromagnetic Solutions at Altair.

“Together, WinProp and FEKO will allow leading solutions for vehicle-to-vehicle communications, autonomous driving vehicles and all related sensors. Many of our existing customers will welcome the fact that these solutions will soon be available together with an interface for radiation patterns and RCS data” he added.



About Altair
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,000 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates more than 45 offices throughout 22 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

About AWE Communications GmbH
AWE Communications GmbH (AWE) was founded in 1998 as a spin-off from the University of Stuttgart and the main focus was the development of software tools for wave propagation and radio network planning. The headquarters of AWE were located in Gärtringen, Germany and the R&D and sales team were part of the Software Centre in Böblingen, Germany. As part of the Altair acquisition, AWE relocated into the Altair Engineering GmbH offices in Böblingen.

Media Contacts:
Altair Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Evelyn Gebhardt
+49 6421 9684351
gebhardt@bluegecko-marketing.de

Altair Corporate/North America
Biba Bedi
+1-757.224.0548 x 406
biba@altair.com

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