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|Traded as||NASDAQ: ANSS|
|Founded||Canonsburg, Pennsylvania (1970)|
|Headquarters||Cecil Township, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Key people||Peter J. Smith, Chairman
James E. Cashman, III, President & CEO
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|Revenue||US$691M (FY 2011)|
|Operating income||US$265M (FY 2011)|
|Net income||US$180M (FY 2011)|
|Total assets||US$1.92B (FY 2009)|
|Total equity||US$1.31B (FY 2009)|
ANSYS, Inc. is an engineering simulation software (computer-aided engineering, or CAE) developer that is headquartered south of Pittsburgh in the Southpointe business park in Cecil Township, Pennsylvania, United States.
ANSYS was listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange in 1996. In late 2011, ANSYS received the highest possible score on its SmartSelect Composite Ratings according to Investor's Business Daily. The organization reinvests 15 percent of its revenues each year into research to continually refine the software.
ANSYS offers engineering simulation solution sets in engineering simulation that a design process requires. Companies in a wide variety of industries use ANSYS software. The tools put a virtual product through a rigorous testing procedure (such as crashing a car into a brick wall, or running for several years on a tarmac road) before it becomes a physical object.
- Toyota Prius HEV aerodynamics optimization for fuel usage reduction
- Red Bull Racing aerodynamics optimization for faster speed
- Parker Aerospace high-performance computing for faster simulation results
- Astrobotic Technology and Carnegie Mellon University spacecraft structural analysis for strength and stiffness
- Terrafugia roadable aircraft for proof-of-concept testing
- Columbia Power wave energy device shape optimization to reduce maintenance costs and breakdowns
- Indar Electric permanent magnet wind turbine generator optimization for reliable operation
- University of Arizona antenna performance optimization
- Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited integrated circuit (IC) design optimization
- Dyson bladeless fan airflow performance optimization
- Speedo FASTSKIN3 Racing System drag reduction
Simulation Technology: Structural Mechanics, Multiphysics, Fluid Dynamics, Explicit Dynamics, Electromagnetics, Hydrodynamics (AQWA).
Workflow Technology: ANSYS Workbench Platform, High-Performance Computing, Geometry Interfaces, Simulation Process & Data Management.
The company was founded in 1970 by Dr. John A. Swanson as Swanson Analysis Systems, Inc. SASI. Its primary purpose was to develop and market finite element analysis software for structural physics that could simulate static (stationary), dynamic (moving) and thermal (heat transfer) problems. SASI developed its business in parallel with the growth in computer technology and engineering needs. The company grew by 10 percent to 20 percent each year, and in 1994 it was sold to TA Associates. The new owners took SASI’s leading software, called ANSYS®, as their flagship product and designated ANSYS, Inc. as the new company name.
ANSYS has acquired a number of companies since 2000, including ICEM CFD Engineering, CADOE, CFX (2003), Century Dynamics, Harvard Thermal, Fluent Inc. (2006), Ansoft Corporation (2008), Apache Design Solutions (2011) and Esterel Technologies (2012).
- Wiki Invest http://www.wikinvest.com/stock/ANSYS_(ANSS)/Data/Total_Revenues
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- ANSYS (ANSS) annual SEC balance sheet filing via Wikinvest.
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- Forbes http://www.forbes.com/sites/toddwoody/2012/02/08/the-next-wave-in-renewable-energy-from-the-ocean/2/
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- IT Analysis http://www.it-analysis.com/business/innovation/news_release.php?rel=21717
- Swim News http://www.swimnews.com/News/view/9080
- Esterel + ANSYS will change an industry, http://www.corumgroup.com/Blog/esterel-ansys-will-change-industry