2019 Winners Announced for Altair Enlighten Award
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2019 Winners Announced for Altair Enlighten Award

Ferrari, FCA, Material Science Corporation, ZF, Alba Tooling & Engineering
Automotive Management Consulting GmbH, csi entwicklungstechnik GmbH take top honors

TROY, Mich., Aug. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Altair, (Nasdaq:ALTR) a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data intelligence, is pleased to announce  the winners of the 7th annual Altair Enlighten Award. The awards were presented this evening at the 2019 CAR Management Briefing Seminars Seminars (MBS) in Traverse City, MI.

“The winning products demonstrate the power of innovation and engineering disciplines to reduce vehicle weight and emissions,” said Richard Yen, senior vice-president, strategic solutions team and global automotive business of Altair. “We were thrilled with the entrants and are proud to recognize the winners and runners up.”

Full Vehicle, Low-volume Production Category Winner;

"Taking the Altair Enlighten Award in the full vehicle category for the Portofino BIW is a fantastic result for Ferrari. We have a dedicated group of engineers who constantly strive to achieve the most ambitious technical objectives the company sets, so this award honors their achievements," said Michael Leiters, CTO, Ferrari.

Full Vehicle, High-Production Category Winner;

“We are immensely proud of the work we did on the one-of-a-kind Jeep Wrangler,” said Rob Wichman, interim head of product development, FCA North America. “We are also grateful to Altair for recognizing engineering achievement, in general. Thoughtful, disciplined engineering unlocks innovation. And innovation moves the world forward.”

Module Category Winner;

Enabling Category Winner;

The Future of Lightweighting Winner;

"We were pleased to once again receive so many outstanding entries this year,” said Carla Bailo, president and CEO at the Centre for Automotive Research. “The entries demonstrate excellence in their unique approaches to meet the challenges for weight reduction through innovative materials and joining technology combined with design simulation.  This is critical to the success of light weighting initiatives as the future of mobility including electric and autonomous vehicles continues to develop at a rapid pace.”

For a list of finalists and their innovations, please visit http://altairenlighten.com/award/

About Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR)

Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the areas of product development, high performance computing (HPC) and data intelligence.  Altair enables organizations across broad industry segments to compete more effectively in a connected world while creating a more sustainable future. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

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Ferrari’s Portofino

Ferrari’s Portofino was the winner in the Full Vehicle, low-volume production category. Innovative design approaches and manufacturing processes were applied to achieve a much lighter and stiffer Body-in-White structure.
FCA’s 4th generation Jeep Wrangler

FCA’s 4th generation Jeep Wrangler, was the winner in the Full Vehicle, high-volume production category. An advanced multi-material strategy was implemented for lightweighting to save 92 Kg from the previous generation vehicle.

#ULTRALEICHTBAUSITZ is a feasibility study about an ultra-lightweight car seat that aims to completely re-think car seat design from scratch.