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Dec 20, 2016
[Announcement] Software Cradle Joins MSC Software Corporation

December 20, 2016 -- MSC Software Corporation and Software Cradle Co., Ltd. today announced that MSC Software Corporation acquired all of the shares of Software Cradle and Software Cradle has become an MSC Software company. Software Cradle is a Japanese firm highly valued as an innovative computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software vendor in the automotive, turbomachinery, electronic, building and civil engineering sectors.
Software Cradle, a privately held firm headquartered in Osaka, Japan, was established in 1984. Software Cradle’s products are in widespread use within prominent companies and universities in the Japanese domestic market. Leveraging the global reach of MSC, Software Cradle’s products will be distributed worldwide, and will be incorporated into MSC’s products to deliver new solutions for complex engineering problems such as aeroacoustics and powertrain component performance.
“By combining Software Cradle’s powerful CFD solutions with MSC’s structural, acoustics and multibody solutions, we can now provide our customers more realistic behaviors and more certainty in their design process,” said Dominic Gallello, President & CEO of MSC Software. “We look forward to moving in on the world market as a truly global company with the products developed in Japan through long-term experience. Technology synergies with MSC’s products will give us a unique platform to deliver multi-physics solutions,” said Masayuki Kuba, President & CEO of Software Cradle.

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About Software Cradle

Established in 1984, Software Cradle Co., Ltd. is a privately held maker of Computational Fluid Dynamics software headquartered in Osaka, Japan with approximately 100 employees. Cradle’s prestigious customer list includes worldwide prominent companies and elite universities including MIT, Shanghai Jiao Tong, and Carnegie Mellon. For additional information about Cradle’s products and services, please visit:
The Software Cradle Co., Ltd. corporate logo and individual product logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Software Cradle Co., Ltd.

About MSC Software

MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time, and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products. MSC Software is based in Newport Beach, California and employs 1,200 professionals in 22 countries. Having established its subsidiary in Tokyo, Japan in February 1982, it now has its offices in Osaka and Nagoya.
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Software Cradle Co., Ltd.
Sales Department
Public Relations: Reiko Hirata

MSC Software
Global Marketing
Director: Masha Petrova