Altair has acquired newFASANT, a software company based in Spain that offers leading technology in computational and high frequency electromagnetics. newFASANT’s products address a range of electromagnetic problems, supporting antenna design and placement, radar cross section analysis, automotive applications (V2V and ADAS) and infrared/thermal signatures.

Originally a spin-off from the University of Alcalá, near Madrid, newFASANT’s portfolio contains full-wave and high frequency asymptotic electromagnetic solvers.

Combining newFASANT’s portfolio with Altair Feko™ will strengthen Altair’s competitive position and the solutions it offers for IoT, cellular networks, mobile phones and other connected devices, V2V and radar.

James Scapa, Altair’s CEO and founder, said, “We are thrilled to welcome newFASANT and its brilliant engineers to Altair. By combining its people and software into our advanced solutions offerings, we are clearly emerging as the dominant player in high frequency electromagnetics, technology that is critical for solving some of the world’s toughest engineering problems.”

Felipe Cátedra, CEO of newFASANT, said, “We couldn’t be more excited to join the ranks of such a globally relevant and growing software player. Ever since we spun off from the University of Alcalá, we have grown the sophistication of our offerings, but by joining a powerhouse like Altair, we will be able to commercially expand our footprint immensely.”