Cadence to Acquire Future Facility, Pioneer of Data Center Digital Twins


SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Future Facilities, a leading provider of electronic cooling analysis solutions and optimization of energy performance for the design and operation of data centers using 3D Digital Twins. Addition of Future Facilities technologies and expertise supports Cadence® Smart system design strategy and enables companies to make informed business decisions about data center design, operations and lifecycle management that reduce their carbon footprint.

Future Facilities’ product portfolio includes an electronic thermal solution that increases Cadence’s peak Celsius temperature Thermal Solver, plus innovative computational fluid dynamics (CFD) electronic cooling simulation technology that optimizes performance and cooling efficiency in power-hungry data centers. Their technology virtualizes the data center ecosystem, creating a 3D digital twin that allows operators to predict, visualize and quantify the impact of any change in the data center before implementation and during operations. This enables customers to optimize their business objectives through plant design and operational efficiency. Future Facilities’ proven technologies are used by leading providers of enterprise data centers, managed services, and large-scale colocation, including Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Digital Realty, Equinix, and Kao Data.

Designing and operating a data center involves a complex supply chain (construction, services, IT and electronics), including the design of efficient domain-specific chips, from circuit boards to chillers for cooling. By integrating CFD techniques with a wide range of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tools and power and cooling modules, Future Facilities simulates the impact of server changes on physical capacity, power infrastructure and cooling. This increases availability and capacity utilization by predicting hot spots before they occur. The solution also improves data center power utilization efficiency (PUE) by eliminating redundant power consumption.

“The global data center market is driving the digital world and is huge with investments exceeding $200 billion a year,” said Tom Beckley, senior vice president and group general manager of Custom IC & PCB at Cadence. “The acquisition of Future Facilities strengthens our Fidelity CFD solution with digital twin solutions, including electronics cooling and energy management, that help businesses maximize capacity, improve energy efficiency, reduce costs and mitigate critical infrastructure risks.

Future Facilities’ 6Sigma Digital Twin simulation and optimization platform enables customers to model and analyze data center performance by closely monitoring airflow, heat transfer, cooling, power and capacity. CFD simulations predict cost profiles and capacity and model improvement options. The addition of Future Facilities’ experienced team and proven technologies enables Cadence to deliver complete chip, package, PCB and system data center solutions that deliver efficiencies and cost savings. energy and minimize downtime.

“Using advanced CFD brings tremendous benefits when analyzing thermal efficiencies in the data center,” said Hassan Moezzi, Founder and CEO of Future Facilities. “We are thrilled to join the Cadence team and look forward to combining our data center and electronics technology solutions with Cadence’s expertise in intelligent system design to further improve performance, durability and reliability. energy efficiency, from the design of the chips to all the elements of the data center down to the coolers which are critical components in the design and operation of the data centers.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to be insignificant to revenue and earnings this year and subject to customary closing conditions.

About cadence

Cadence is a proven leader in electronic systems design, backed by more than 30 years of computing software expertise. The company applies its underlying Intelligent Systems Design strategy to deliver software, hardware and intellectual property that turn design concepts into reality. Cadence customers are the most innovative companies in the world, delivering extraordinary products from chips to boards to complete systems for the most dynamic applications in the market, including large-scale computing, 5G communications, automotive, mobile, aerospace, consumer, industrial and healthcare. For eight consecutive years, Fortune magazine has named Cadence one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more at

About future installations

Future Facilities is a simulation software company that believes that the successful design and operation of systems, from chip to data center, is based on predicting the impact of change. Its unique methodology relies on virtual prototyping and the use of engineering simulation to assess performance, enabling companies to deliver efficient, reliable and scalable products. Clients include design consultants, colocation providers, electronics manufacturers, investment banking firms, social media organizations and others from the automotive, aerospace, petroleum industries and gas and government. To learn more about future facilities, visit

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