Finger Food Advanced Technology Group (ATG), a Port Coquitlam, British Columbia-based firm that builds custom tech solutions using artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, and blockchain, has been acquired by Unity Technologies, which is based in the United States. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
“Together we will provide the solutions and services all businesses need to get their RT3D visions off the ground.”
Finger Food ATG will join Unity Industrial, a division that develops and deploys scalable real-time 3D (RT3D) solutions and services across multiple industries. Unity will retain all members of Finger Food ATG, approximately 200 people, in order to drive RT3D adoption. RT3D is a sub-field of computer graphics focused on producing and analyzing images in real-time.
“By joining the Unity family, we will have more access to Unity’s extensive engineering team to help shape the future of their platform by sharing the trends and needs that we’re seeing across our customer base,” said Ryan Peterson, CEO of Finger Food ATG.
Launched in 2009, Finger Food ATG employs engineers, designers, artists, and developers, and partners with clients to custom-make solutions. One of its more recent partnerships was with Lego, where Finger Food ATG built an immersive app for the company. In September, the company opened a Calgary facility and received $3.5 million in funding from the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund. Other clients include Lowe’s, Enbridge, and Softbank Robotics.
Finger Food ATG is hoped to provide Unity’s enterprise customers with design, development, and deployment services, such as interactive, digital versions of real-world assets like manufactured products and buildings.
The companies aim to translate shared programs into repeatable solutions, so that enterprise companies across any industry can use RT3D without needing to ramp up internal expertise, retraining, or changing established processes.
“Over the last two years, we’ve made meaningful traction deploying our industry-leading RT3D platform typically known for game development into industries such as media and entertainment, automotive and transportation, and architecture and construction,” said Dave Rhodes, senior vice president and general manager of Unity.
“Finger Food has already had a lot of success applying RT3D to these industries and others, solving customers’ hardest problems,” Rhodes added. “Together we will provide the solutions and services all businesses need to get their RT3D visions off the ground.”
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