Microsoft continues spending spree, acquires 3D data optimization company Simplygon

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From LinkedIn, Beam, and more recently the natural language deep learning startup Maluuba, Microsoft has clearly been on a spending streak lately. Today the Redmond giant has once again extended its spending reach, as Microsoft has announced that is has acquired the 3D data optimization company Simplygon.

The announcement was first made by Kudo Tsunoda, the Corporate Vice President of Next Gen Experiences, Windows and Devices Group. Tsunoda addresses how the acquisition of the premier developer of automatic 3D data optimization solutions will accelerate Microsoft’s “3D For Everyone” vision and strategy.

Simplygon’s technology and talent will strengthen our position in 3D creation, making it easier to capture, create and share in 3D. It 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 Simplygon was developed by Donya Labs AB, a privately held company based in Sweden. Donya was founded in 2006 with the aim to be the premier developer of automatic 3D data-optimization solutions. Simplygon is a leader in 3D game optimization, dedicated to helping creators and users of 3D data across industries optimize content pipelines and streamline workflows.

Similar, Simplygon CEO Matt Connors, Founder & CTO Ulrik Lindahl, and Co-Founder Koshi Hamedi took to their website to announce the acquisition. The two thanked everyone for being part of the journey and expressed excitement.

Throughout our journey, we’ve been laser focused on helping developers push the boundaries of 3D. From our early days delivering advanced level-of-detail solutions, to the adoption of Simplygon SDK by most leading AAA game development studios, and our more recent expansion into enterprise AR/VR, Simplygon has made automatic 3D data-optimization increasingly more accessible to developers. Our next challenge is 3D For Everyone, the ultimate accessibility! We’re thrilled to join forces with Microsoft to make this happen.

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