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About Altair

Altair (NASDAQ: ALTR) is a technology company. It provides software and cloud-based solutions in the areas of simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics. It serves industries such as aerospace, automotive, energy, and more. The company was founded in 1985 and is based in Troy, Michigan.

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1820 East Big Beaver Road

Troy, Michigan, 48083,

United States



ESPs containing Altair

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Industrials / Manufacturing Tech

The engineering simulation software market enables engineers and designers to create virtual prototypes, simulate the behavior of physical systems, and analyze various factors such as structural integrity, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and electromagnetic effects. These simulation tools enable engineers to test and refine designs in a virtual environment, reducing the time and cost associated wit…

Altair named as Leader among 12 other companies, including Dassault Systemes, Ansys, and Wolfram Research.


Research containing Altair

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Altair in 2 CB Insights research briefs, most recently on Dec 1, 2023.

Expert Collections containing Altair

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Altair is included in 3 Expert Collections, including Construction Tech.


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Job Site Tech

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Altair Patents

Altair has filed 81 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • fluid dynamics
  • numerical analysis
  • computational fluid dynamics
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Latest Altair News

Altair Enlighten Award 2024 for sustainable, lightweight design opens for entries

Feb 22, 2024

159 Views Share - Altair, a global leader in computational intelligence, has announced that the 2024 Altair Enlighten Award is now open for submissions. Presented annually in conjunction with the Centre for Automotive Research (CAR), the award honours the greatest sustainability and lightweighting advancements that reduce carbon footprint, mitigate water and energy consumption, and leverage material reuse and recycling efforts. “The Enlighten Award puts the automotive industry’s finest achievements in sustainable technology on display, and we are thrilled to once again crown the latest and greatest technology available,” said James R. Scapa, founder and chief executive officer, Altair. “As we continue to see the urgent need for greener, more sustainable global transportation technology, the Enlighten Award is the premier award that showcases the future of the automotive industry’s sustainability efforts.” This year the Enlighten Award features a new category, ‘Sustainable Computing’, sponsored by Google Cloud, which recognizes implementing practices and technologies that prioritize sustainable measurement, optimizing resource and energy efficiency, unlocking new opportunities for low-carbon transition, and building more sustainable and eco-friendly computing. This year’s full category list is: Sustainable Product – Recognizes a production vehicle (or major system module) embracing emissions reduction, lightweighting, material circularity, and safety advances. Sustainable Process – Recognizes processes that enable emissions reductions, material reuse and/or recycling, and water conservation during manufacturing or engineering phases. Module Lightweighting – Recognizes mass reduction of a vehicle module, subsystem, or component. Enabling Technology – Recognizes technology advancements that enable vehicle lightweighting, including a material, production process, design method, or joining technology. Future of Lightweighting – Recognizes a process, material, or technology not in production, but has significant potential to advance vehicle lightweighting. Responsible AI – Recognizes responsible AI deployment throughout the automotive value chain – from design, engineering, and operation to production and in-service use. Sustainable Computing – Recognizes implementing practices and technologies that prioritize energy efficiency, renewable energy use, reducing environmental impact, and contributing to more sustainable and eco-friendly computing. “Google Cloud is thrilled to be working with Altair for this year’s Enlighten Award,” said Justin Keeble, managing director for global sustainability, Google Cloud. “We know Altair has long committed to helping organizations design and manufacture their products in a more sustainable way – we are proud to help those same organizations decarbonize their digital footprints and work more sustainably." “We are certain that the 12th edition of the Enlighten Award will be the most innovative edition yet and are delighted to once again present this award together with Altair,” said Alan Amici, president and chief executive officer, Centre for Automotive Research. “Automotive sustainability is a global imperative – we are honoured to highlight the industry’s best achievements and recognize global organizations of all specialties and sizes.” An award that garners interest from industry, engineering, policymakers, educators, students, and the public alike, the Altair Enlighten Award showcases the latest and greatest technology innovations dedicated to sustainability. Past winners of the Enlighten Award include GM, Ford, Stellantis, Harley-Davidson, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Ferrari, JLR, Mercedes, BMW, SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW), and many more. Media partners for the 2024 Altair Enlighten Award include SAE, Automotive Engineering, Tech Briefs, Automobil Industrie, and Autocar Professional. To learn more about the Enlighten Award or to submit an entry, visit award. Entries must be received by May 31, 2024. Final judging will occur in late June and the winners will be announced during an award ceremony on August 6, 2024, at the annual CAR Management Briefing Seminars (MBS). ALSO READ:

Altair Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Altair founded?

    Altair was founded in 1985.

  • Where is Altair's headquarters?

    Altair's headquarters is located at 1820 East Big Beaver Road, Troy.

  • What is Altair's latest funding round?

    Altair's latest funding round is IPO.

  • How much did Altair raise?

    Altair raised a total of $35.05M.

  • Who are the investors of Altair?

    Investors of Altair include General Atlantic.

  • Who are Altair's competitors?

    Competitors of Altair include Mosaic Smart Data and 2 more.


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