AWR Adds To Product Portfolio

Jan. 22, 2009
Computer-aided-engineering (CAE) innovator AWR has added to its product portfolio via the acquisition of Simulation Technology and Applied Research, Inc. (STAAR) of Mequon, WI. The acquisition bring with it parallelized three-dimensional (3D) ...

Computer-aided-engineering (CAE) innovator AWR has added to its product portfolio via the acquisition of Simulation Technology and Applied Research, Inc. (STAAR) of Mequon, WI. The acquisition bring with it parallelized three-dimensional (3D) electromagnetic (EM) analysis tools based on the finite-element method (FEM). The acquisition was driven by AWR customer demand for a 3D FEM tool that could be used within the AWR Design Environment, a suite of RF/microwave design tools that includes the AXIEM 3D planar EM simulator.

STAAR will continue as a wholly-owned subsidiary of AWR Corp., retaining its operations and facilities in Wisconsin, and under the guidance of STAAR Founder Dr. John DeFord. STAAR, with more than decade in development of EM-based tools in collaboration with the US Department of Defense (DoD) and US Department of Energy (DoE), offers the Analyst software. On the acquisition, DeFord notes: "The entire team at STAAR is delighted that our Analyst technology was found to be the most compelling 3D FEM EM software for AWR to offer to its customer base. STAAR's product line, corporate philosophy of simulation accuracy and scalability, along with excellent customer service aligns well with AWR's corporate culture."

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Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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