Cadence Design Systems, Inc has entered into an agreement to acquire data centre design digital twin specialist Future Facilities.
Future Facilities specialises in using physics-based 3D digital twins to provide cooling analysis and energy performance optimisation solutions for data centres. Its product portfolio includes a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) electronics cooling simulation technology, as well as an electronics thermal solution that complements Cadence’s Celsius Thermal Solver.
Future Facilities technologies are utilised by hyperscale, enterprise data centre, managed services and colocation providers including Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Digital Realty, Equinix and Kao Data.
“The global data centre market is driving the digital world and is immense with investments upwards of $200 billion a year,” said Tom Beckley, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Custom IC & PCB Group at Cadence.
“The acquisition of Future Facilities boosts our Fidelity CFD solution with digital twin solutions, including electronics cooling and energy management that helps businesses maximise capacity, improve energy efficiency, reduce costs and mitigate critical infrastructure risk.”
“Using advanced CFD brings tremendous benefits when analyzing thermal efficiencies in the data centre,” added Hassan Moezzi, Founder and CEO of Future Facilities.
“We are excited to join the Cadence team and look forward to combining our data centre and electronics technology solutions with Cadence’s expertise in Intelligent System Design to further advance performance, sustainability and energy efficiency from chip design to all elements of the data centre right up to the chillers that are critical components in data centre design and operations.”
The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.