Design space exploration industry timeline

A timeline of company formations, product launches and M&A activity among design exploration and optimization software vendors maps the pace and direction of the industry’s development.

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2014

2013

2012

DATADVANCE releases PSE (rebranded as pSeven in 2013)

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

  • PIDOTECH releases PIAnO
  • Red Cedar Technology releases HEEDS
  • Engineous Software acquires Synaps

2003

  • Engineous Software releases FIPER (now DS SIMULIA SEE)
  • LMS International creates Noesis Solutions subsidiary dedicated to Optimus development and marketing
  • PIDOTECH founded

2002

2001

2000

  • Altair releases Studywizard (first UI version of Hyperopt) in HyperWorks 3.1; later rebranded as HyperStudy

1999

1998

1997

  • Altair releases Hyperopt optimization engine (origin of HyperStudy)

1996

1995

1994

1992

  • Vanderplaats Research & Development releases GENESIS

1991

1989

1987

  • Vanderplaats Research & Development releases DOT

1985

1984

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Update: This post was revised February 19, 2015 to include DATADVANCE and its pSeven product.