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PTC buys Frustum for US$70mn adding AI and generative design skills to expand CAD Portfolio

November 21, 2018 / ANASIA D'MELLO

PTC has acquired Frustum Inc., “an advanced generative design software company”, for approximately $70 million (€61.36 million). Frustum’s technology for generative design — an approach that leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI) to generate  design options — is a transformative addition to the PTC Creo portfolio. Based in Boulder, Colorado, Frustum offers patented desktop and cloud-based engineering software that enables designers and engineers to go beyond the limits of their personal experience by leveraging powerful AI capabilities that guide the discovery of high-performance, next-generation product designs. “PTC is pushing the boundaries of innovation with this acquisition,” said Jim Heppelmann, president and CEO, PTC. “Creo is core to PTC’s overall strategy, and the embedded capabilities from Ansys and, later, Frustum will elevate Creo to a leading position in the world of design and simulation. With breakthrough ne...