As of May 1, 2006, Aavid Thermal Technologies, Inc. was acquired by Ansys, Inc. Aavid Thermal Technologies, Inc. provides thermal management solutions for electronic products and software solution worldwide. It designs, manufactures, and distributes thermal management products that dissipate unwanted heat from microprocessors and industrial electronics products. Its thermal management products are used in computer and networking, and industrial electronics applications, including computer systems, network devices, telecommunications equipment, instrumentation, transportation and motor drives, and consumer electronics. Aavid Thermal Technologies also offers computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software, which is used in various industries, including the automotive, aerospace, chemical processing, power generation, material processing, electronics, and HVAC industries. CFD software is used for complex computer modeling of fluid flows, heat and mass transfer, and chemical reactions. The company's CFD software is also used for computer-based analyses, including the design of electronic components and systems, automotive design, combustion systems modeling, and process plant troubleshooting. In addition, it provides thermal design services. Aavid Thermal Technologies sells its thermal management products and CFD software primarily through direct sales personnel, manufacturers' representatives, agents, and a network of independent distributors to customers in the computer, networking, contract manufacturing, communications, and electronics distribution market. It operates primarily in the United States, Taiwan, China, United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and Mexico. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Concord, New Hampshire.