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MSC SOFTWARE’S 50 YEARS OF INNOVATION

resources and revenue to provide a tool that advanced their respective goals. “They never could have accelerated the technology as rapidly as MSC did if they had tried developing computer-aided engineering software on their own. Had MSC not launched this ecosystem it might never have existed, or it might have happened much later.” Through the rest of the ‘70s and into the ‘80s, MSC Nastran grew into one of the most widely-used simulation and analysis applications in the world. We expanded into Germany and Japan in the early 1970s as more automotive companies recognized MSC Nastran’s ability to cut development costs while improving quality, performance, and reducing time-

to-market. NASA has calculated that NASTRAN’s value to society is in excess of $10 billion. We went public in 1983, raising money to finance product development and acquisitions. Steady increases in computing power spawned workstations that brought CAE into industries such as heavy machinery and shipbuilding. MSC expanded into those areas while solidifying its positions in the automotive and aerospace markets. MSC continued to make important moves during the 1990s, such as releasing a Windows version of MSC Nastran. In 2009, the investment group Symphony Technology Group & Elliot Management Corportation purchased MSC and

installed design software veteran Dominic Gallello as our CEO. Dominic engineered a growth period that focused on bringing MSC back to its roots of delivering great engineering software and working with key customers to develop new engineering methods. We added more than 40 PhDs to our development organization. R&D headcount expanded nearly 40 percent and approximately 40 percent of the development staff has been devoted to developing transformational technologies that promise to change how simulation is done in the future. Finally, two best of class simulation companies in acoustics and composites material modeling were acquired offering users better

Profile for MSC Software

Simulating Reality  

Spring 2013

Simulating Reality  

Spring 2013

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