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MSC.Software Acquires Network Analysis Inc.


MSC.Software (NASDAQ: MSCS), a global provider of enterprise simulation solutions, including simulation software and services, expands its world-class thermal solution portfolio through its acquisition of Arizona-based Network Analysis, Inc. (NAI), a global innovator of thermal simulation software and the developers of the SINDA/G(TM) advanced thermal modeling software. The NAI acquisition by MSC.Software comes complete with all of NAI’s expert technical staff, allowing continuity of NAI’s business while concurrently complementing MSC.Software’s world-class development organization.

SINDA/G is a robust, trusted thermal design system comprised of a proven thermal solver that can quickly solve large complex nonlinear thermal models involving temperature-dependent thermal properties, radiation and orthotropic material properties. SINDA/G also comes with specialty connections to major thermal radiation codes such as THERMICA, NEVADA, TRASYS, TSS and NAI's fast new radiation solver SINDARad enabling critical orbital heating effects to be included in satellite simulations that can be chained with subsequent thermal/stress predictions. In addition, SINDA/G comes with plug-in capabilities to enable seamless integration into existing thermal modeling environments, allowing transparent access to SINDA/G’s advanced thermal capabilities and automatic synchronization between the finite element and network thermal representations of a given system.

When combined with MSC.Software’s flagship thermal management solutions such P/Thermal, Marc thermal and Nastran thermal, the SINDA/G thermal solutions solidifies MSC.Software’s ability to serve multi-billion dollar market segments including jet engines. Furthermore, the MSC.Software- NAI synergies opens access to broader thermal management markets such as mechatronics and electronics cooling, as well as re-emerging markets such as commercial and defense satellites which has been invigorated by office-in-the-sky airborne internet and Homeland Security needs. NAI’s proven advanced thermal solutions complement MSC.Software’s CFD initiative and accelerate MSC’s realization of scalable, high-confidence, Multi Disciplinary simulations for complex systems.

“MSC.Software is committed to providing our customers with consistent product development excellence,” said Bill Weyand, CEO of MSC.Software. “The acquisition of Network Analysis provides our customers with innovative thermal capabilities for advanced simulations involving complex thermal environments such as jet engines and orbiting satellites. It complements MSC.Software's solutions for thermal-stress analysis in aerospace, automotive and electronics applications."

“Network Analysis customers will benefit from the breadth of the MSC.Software product suite, ensuring continued technology access and development,” said Ron Behee, President of Network Analysis. “We are committed to a seamless and timely transition for NAI’s customers.”


Date: January 13, 2008