California-based Arena Solutions, which makes software aimed at helping customers simplify the manufacturing process, is opening an Austin office to tap into the region’s talent pool.
The company, based in Foster City, Calif., provides a platform for companies that develop complex electronics and medical devices.
Arena says its software improves the development process and enables dispersed teams to introduce products faster and with fewer errors.
The company said it is opening offices in Austin and Suzhou, China, in response to rapid growth in the Internet of Things and medical device markets.
“Arena’s success has been driven by our employees who are helping manufacturers break through the barriers of traditional product life cycle and quality management,” said Fred Waugh, Arena vice president of marketing.
“By tapping into the strong talent pool in Austin and Suzhou, we are building out a much bigger and empowered team to accelerate supply chains,” he said.
Arena was founded in 2000 and has about 100 employees at its Foster City location. It will be hiring in sales, marketing and professional services in Austin.
More than 1,000 manufacturing customers use Arena’s software. The company has 47 customers in Texas including 12 in Austin. Customers here include Silicon Labs, American Innovations and Uplogix.
News on Open Source is free and unlimited. Access to the rest of 512tech.com comes with an American-Statesman digital subscription, which also includes myStatesman.com and the ePaper edition. Subscribe at statesman.com/subscribe.