Unity is a leading global software platform for creating and operating real-time 3D digital content. The company is also referred to as Unity Technologies and Unity Software Inc., its legal name.
The company provides a comprehensive set of software solutions to create, run and monetize interactive, real-time 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles, and augmented and virtual reality devices. Game developers, artists, architects, automotive designers, filmmakers, and others use Unity to make their creations, and the industries Unity serves include gaming, film, architecture, and automotive.
In 2021, 72% of the top one thousand mobile games and over 50% of games across mobile, PC, and console were made with Unity. Unity products can run on over twenty different platforms including iOS, Android, Windows, Linux, PS4, and Xbox and are used in over 190 countries.
Unity is a public company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "U". The company had its IPO on September 18, 2020, with its shares jumping up from its premarket price of $52 to $75 at open and ending the trading day at $68. In the fourth quarter of 2021, Unity had, on average, 3.9 billion monthly active end users who consumed content, created content, or operated with its solutions. The applications developed by these creators were downloaded, on average, five billion times per month in 2021.
Unity is a content creation and operating platform made up of two complementary and interconnected solutions: Create Solutions and Operate Solutions. Used together, customers can create, run, and monetize their content across a broad range of third-party content distribution platforms.
Unity Pro is the flagship product from Unity for creative design. The company offers a more affordable version called Unity Plus for companies that make or have raised under $200,000. Unity's other products in its creative suite include: Unity Enterprise, Backtrace, Plastic SCM Cloud Edition, Cloudbuild, Parsec, Unity Build Server, Unity Essential Success, Optimization Accelerator, Odin Enterprise, and Automated QA.
Unity gaming services include a variety of products: Multiplay, Vivox, Relay, Lobby, Cloud Code, Cloud Save, Cloud Content Delivery, Economy, Unity Analytics, Cloud Diagnostics, Monetize, Unity Ads, User Acquisition, Mediation, Unity Distribution Portal, deltaDNA, and Remote Config.
Game optimization products are Machine Learning Agents and Helpshift.
Unity's industrial applications include: Unity Industrial Collection, Unity Reflect Review, Unity Reflect Develop, VisualLive, Pixyz, Unity Simulation Pro, Furioos, Interact, Pacelab WEAVR, Unity Forma, Computer Vision, and Perspective.
Unity has a suite of products dedicated to workflow including: Unity MARS, OTOY OctaneRender, Asset Store, SpeedTree, and Ziva.
Unity offers products for students and classrooms, including: Unity Edlab, Unity Academic Alliance, Unity Education Grant License, Unity Educator, Unity Student, Unity Personal, Unity Certifications, Unity Learn, and On-Demand Training.
In July 2022, Unity announced plans to merge with ironSource, (NYSE: IS), a leading business platform that empowers mobile content creators to turn their apps into scalable, successful businesses. The deal would be all-stock with ironSource being valued at $4.4 billion, and the merger is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2022. ironSource would merge into a wholly-owned subsidiary of Unity.
Unity is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and has operations in the United States, Denmark, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Lithuania, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Unity was founded by David Helgason, Joachim Ante, and Nicholas Francis. The company was originally founded as Over the Edge Entertainment in Denmark in 2004. In May 2009, the company reorganized as a Delaware corporation as Unity Software Inc.
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