The new acquisition is a developer of automatic 3D data optimization solutions headquartered in Sweden that has been founded back in 2006. Microsoft aims to accelerate its 3D For Everyone vision and strategy with the help of the Simplygon team.
Microsoft continues its acquisition spree by adding the power of a new Swedish team of developers to its current forces. Donya Labs, the company behind Simplygon, has been around for more than a decade and, as described by Microsoft's Kudo Tsunoda, the brand is "a premier developer of automatic 3D data-optimization solutions."
Simplygon uses proprietary methods for creating Level of detail LODs, employing Polygon mesh reduction and various other optimization techniques. Since its launch, it has been used by some AAA game studios, but it also helped developers of solutions for architecture, 3D CAM, 3D scan, 3D printing, and 3D web. Even more, a license comes with the Unreal Engine 4 installer.
According to Kudo Tsunoda, Simplygon "builds on and extends our aspirations to empower a new wave of creativity with the Windows 10 Creators Update, Paint 3D and our online creator community at Remix3D.com." The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but it is known that, as it usually happens in such cases, the team behind Simplygon will become a part of the Redmond giant.
Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 6005 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.