Baystate Technologies (Marlborough, MA) acquired the FastSURF and FastSOLID Windows-based CAD software product lines from FastSURF Inc. (Sonora, CA) and from Advancing Geometrics (Goshen, IN). FastSURF is a CADKEY-integrated surface modeling solution for the design and manufacturing of complex surfaces for industries such as automotive and aerospace. FastSOLID is a solid modeling product that incorporates several new ACIS solid modeling husks. Baystate is currently shipping the products through Baystate's Authorized Distributor network. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed.
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Design News and Digi-Key presents: Creating & Testing Your First RTOS Application Using MQX, a crash course that will look at defining a project, selecting a target processor, blocking code, defining tasks, completing code, and debugging.
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