August 21, 2007

Autodesk Completes Acquisition of Opticore AB

San Rafael, Calif. - Autodesk Inc. has completed its acquisition of the technology and product assets of Opticore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Design Communication, based in Gothenburg, Sweden.
On June 18, 2007, Autodesk announced an agreement to purchase the assets of Opticore, a software provider of advanced technology used to produce interactive and realistic 3D digital product visualizations and presentations. The acquisition delivers upon the company’s strategy to drive mass adoption of 3D among customers in key industries, such as automotive and consumer products, by enhancing the depth and breadth of its Digital Prototyping solutions.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Autodesk plans to invest in the continued development and support of Opticore technology. Autodesk will deliver a more comprehensive and powerful design visualization offering through the Autodesk Showcase and Opticore product lines. Autodesk Showcase offers ease of use and simplifies the process of preparing data and scenes for design presentations and reviews.
Opticore products offer high-end visualization capabilities, real-time raytracing, and diverse environments and materials.
World-class companies who use Opticore technology include major automotive manufacturers around the world as well as large manufacturers. Automotive clients include: AUDI AG, Ford Motor Company (with the brands Ford, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover), Hyundai, KIA, FAW, Brilliance Auto, Tata Motor, Mahindra & Mahindra, Bajaj Auto, Honda, Nissan, and Mitsubishi. Consumer product and transportation customers include: Canon Inc, Philips Consumer, Nokia Mobile, Electrolux, and Bombardier Trains. Almost 50 companies throughout Asia, including all major automotive manufacturers in Japan, also use Opticore technology.
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