Flomerics, the UK supplier of virtual prototyping analysis software for the electronics industries, has acquired Microelectronics Research & Development for approximately €2.1 million.
Microelectronics Research & Development is a Hungarian based company and was formed in 1997 as a spin-off from the Budapest University of Technology. MicReD employs 13 people all located in Budapest and is led by the Chief Executive Officer, Marta Rencz.
Its primary product is the T3Ster (pronounced Trister) – instrumentation and software used for measuring the thermal performance of chip packages. Existing customers include Philips, Infineon, ST Microelectronics, Intel, Samsung and IBM.
The semiconductor companies that make up the target market for the T3Ster represent a significant sector of the Flomerics’ customer base. The use of the T3Ster enables them to evaluate and improve the thermal performance of chip-package designs – often alongside the complementary use of Flomerics’ thermal analysis software.
Just as the need for Flomerics’ products is driven by the increasing miniaturisation and thermal densities of electronics devices – so exactly the same trends are driving the need for the T3Ster. The acquisition will allow Flomerics to provide a complete thermal-design solution for its customers.