Finding the Best Design: Exa and ESTECO Partner to Offer an Integrated Simulation Optimization Solution

Burlington, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES

BURLINGTON, Mass., May 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exa® Corporation (Nasdaq:EXA), a global innovator of fluid simulation solutions for product engineering, announced that it has partnered with ESTECO SpA, a leading provider of numerical optimization solutions to integrate their products and offer a seamless solution for simulation-driven design space exploration and optimization.

Improved product energy efficiency is expected by consumers and mandated by industry regulators. It is becoming one of the most important engineering goals in product development, yet finding areas of improvement to reach these efficiency goals has become increasingly more difficult. To identify areas of opportunity for product efficiency improvement, every potential design change must be analyzed and the potential performance impact understood. The integration node between ESTECO modeFRONTIER and Exa PowerFLOW® will allow manufacturing companies to leverage fully-accurate simulation and advanced algorithms to automatically find optimal combinations for maximum efficiency improvement.

"As industry eliminates physical prototyping and moves to a digital design process, companies face the issue that it is simply impossible to manually evaluate the impact of changing a large number of design parameters on performance objectives," remarked Exa's Dr. Ales Alajbegovic, Vice President of Ground Transportation Applications. "The combination of parameters that yields optimum performance is usually non-intuitive. We are thrilled to partner with ESTECO to deliver world-class solutions and help identify such combinations and to evaluate design tradeoffs. The integration connecting Exa PowerFLOW with modeFRONTIER, will provide engineers an easy-to-use solution to find the best design."

"Connecting the modeFRONTIER platform with Exa PowerFLOW is a logical step for ESTECO as it will offer our joint customers seamless integration with Exa's highly validated simulation software," stated Chiara Viani, ESTECO SpA Head of Marketing and Sales. "This partnership will provide today's product design engineers with an efficient simulation process, state-of-the-art accurate airflow predictions, reduced development costs, and fewer prototypes."

About Exa Corporation

Exa Corporation develops, sells and supports simulation software and services to enhance product performance, reduce product development costs and improve the efficiency of design and engineering processes. Our simulation solutions enable our customers to gain crucial insights about design performance early in the design cycle, thus reducing the likelihood of expensive redesigns and late-stage engineering changes. As a result, our customers realize significant cost savings and fundamental improvements in their engineering development process. Our products include, PowerFLOW®, PowerDELTA® with PowerCLAY®, PowerVIZ®, PowerSPECTRUM®, PowerACOUSTICS®, PowerINSIGHT®, PowerCOOL® and PowerTHERM® along with professional engineering consulting services. A partial customer list includes: BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Kenworth, MAN, Nissan, Peterbilt, Renault, Scania, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo Trucks.

Founded in 1991, the company is headquartered at 55 Network Drive, Burlington, MA, USA 01803. Tel: 1.781.564.0200; Fax: 1.781.564.0299; Email:; URL:; (Nasdaq:EXA)


ESTECO is a pioneer in numerical optimization solutions, specialized in the research and development of engineering software for all stages of the simulation-driven design process. Perfecting engineering and reducing complexity in the design process is our vision. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Area Science Park in Trieste (Italy) and currently employs 40 professionals and serves more than 250 international clients including BMW, Daimler, Ferrari, FIAT, Ford Motor Company, Honda, Mazda, Toyota.

modeFRONTIER, the company's key product, is a multidisciplinary and multiobjective optimization platform capable of streamlining the engineering process through innovative algorithms and integration with leading simulation software.

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Michelle Murray-Ross, Exa Corporation, 1.781.564.0251;

Exa, PowerFLOW, PowerCLAY, PowerTHERM, PowerCOOL, PowerSPECTRUM, PowerDELTA, PowerVIZ, PowerACOUSTICS and PowerINSIGHT are registered trademarks of Exa Corporation.