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Siemens acquires Lightwork Design

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Siemens has entered into an agreement to acquire UK-based Lightwork Design, a computer software and technology licensing company specialising in 3D rendering software development and VR experience generation. With the addition of Lightwork Design, Siemens PLM Software will provide customers with enhanced 3D data visualisation, high-end rendering and VR capabilities via its comprehensive suite of 3D PLM applications. In addition, the acquisition expands Siemens’ ‘open business’ strategy with a commitment to continue to provide software toolkits for 3D data pre-processing for visualisation, rendering and virtual reality, helping continue Siemens’ market-leading position in technology licensing to independent software vendors. The offerings of Lightwork Design will be combined with Siemens‘ existing PLM Components business, which includes Parasolid software, D-Cubed software and Kineo software, where more than 240 companies integrate Siemens PLM Software technology into 350 commercial applications for the benefit of six million end-users.
“With this acquisition, we increase the accuracy of the digital twin by adding advanced visualisation, rendering and VR technology into all phases of the virtual product development process,” said Tony Hemmelgarn, CEO, Siemens PLM Software. “The visualisation and virtual reality space is continually changing and growing, and Lightwork Design has the advanced 3D data required to keep us in the forefront of the marketplace.”

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