Altair announced the acquisition of Polliwog Co. Ltd., a high-tech software company based near Seoul, providing EDA software to the electronics industry. 

Polliwog expands Altair’s solution portfolio for system-level engineering to the PCB design and analysis market. Its customer roster includes major consumer electronics companies, such as Samsung and LG Electronics. The products include a PCB modeler, simulation solvers, and design verification tools, and integrates into customer environments that use any of the leading ECAD PCB design solutions.  

The PollEx Modeler imports complete PCB design data and provides users with convenient ways to explore design details and verify manufacturability. PollEx is an open solution, which transfers data flawlessly between different ECAD and simulation environments. Its features include query, measure, finding objects and various reporting. It includes integrated solvers for circuit, thermal, power and signal integrity simulation that provide instant multi-disciplinary design feedback.