Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) has expanded its computer-aided-engineering (CAE) software portfolio with the acquisition of Ontario, Canada-based Optimization Systems Associates (OSA). Founded by John Bandler, OSA is a privately-held company, which specializes in optimization technologies used with device-, circuit-, and electromagnetic-simulation software.
OSA will become a part of the HP EEsof division. Initially, HP plans to integrate OSA's technology into the HP Momentum planar electromagnetic simulator as well as its high frequency structure simulator (HFSS). Longer-term plans include using OSA technology across HP's circuit- and device-simulation product lines.