|Open CASCADE and PRINCIPIA Research and Development join forces to become a European leader in numerical simulation. |
|PRINCIPIA RD, a scientific engineering company specialized in the solving of complex physical problems through numerical simulation, has finalized the acquisition of the Open CASCADE company, a subsidiary of EADS, specialized in software engineering, notably in the Open Source domain, where Open CASCADE is known internationally.|
The shareholders of PRINCIPIA RD (TECHNICATOME, IFP, DORIS Engineering and COMEX SA), as well as the principal users of numerical modeling in France, support this acquisition that will create a company with the capability to develop and capitalize on a strong technological potential. This includes proposing a global offer of R&D, studies, and development in the domain of numerical simulation, both as concerns expertise in physics and software engineering from an open-source platform.
In particular, Open CASCADE's task will be to develop specific solutions using the open-source platform. These solutions will allow companies to greatly improve implementation of their own scientific codes, while conserving a technological advantage and strategic independence in relation to the users and developers of market-leading generic codes.