SOUTHPOINTE, PA-ANSYS Inc., maker of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, has been named to the 2009 Technology Fast 500, Deloitte LLP’s ranking of 500 of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth during the five-year period from 2004 to 2008. ANSYS GAAP revenues grew 256% during this period.

This is the first time that ANSYS has made the list. “This is a tremendous achievement that speaks directly to our ability to anticipate the needs of worldwide organizations that develop products of any kind,” says Jim Cashman, president and chief executive officer of ANSYS Inc. “Being named to the Technology Fast 500 validates that our vision of simulation driven product development is on the right track. We have achieved this milestone because of our employees’ passion to break down barriers and their creativity in developing the best possible solutions.”

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