Computer Associates (CA) has agreed to buy MultiGen Paradigm (MPI), a privately owned developer of 3D visualisation and simulation applications.
MPI will retain all of its 120 staff and become a wholly owned subsidiary of CA. The developer's UK and US offices will remain intact and CA expects the transaction to be completed within 30 days.
Dave Rolston, MPI's president and chief executive, said he had agreed to the takeover because "CA's Jasmine ii infrastructure and Unicenter TNG management applications provide the perfect delivery vehicle and support for MPI's technology".
MPI will work with CA's Viewpoint Digital unit to develop 3D products and services for online retail, entertainment, aerospace and defence industries.
The developer, which was formed in September 1998 from the merger of MultiGen and Paradigm Simulation, is collaborating with Boeing and SGI to help Lockheed Martin build a visual training system for its F-16 aeroplane pilots.
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