COMPUTER software industry, MERGERS & acquisitions, MOBILE apps, and PROTOTYPE software
The article reports on the acquisition of the technology company RelativeWave, the creator of the mobile application prototyping software Form, by the American technology company Google. The iOS application Form will now be available for free download on the Mac App Store, a digital distribution platform for OS X operating system applications developed by the consumer electronics company Apple Inc. The software allows developers to create custom prototypes directly on their devices.
MERGERS & acquisitions, COMPUTER software industry, and CAD/CAM systems
The article reports on the acquisition by Autodesk Inc. of Algor Inc., a provider of analysis and simulation software, for about $34 million. The computer aided engineering software of Algor is used for product design and development in the automotive, aerospace and utilities industries. The transaction will strengthen the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping with new advanced simulation functionality. Autodesk executive Robert Kross said the company strives to offer manufacturers the most comprehensive Digital Prototyping solution on the market. Algor's software and services allow complex simulations on products ranging from mobile phones to oil pipelines.