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Unity

A leading software solution for creating and operating real-time 3D digital content for gaming, film, architecture, and automotive industries

Overview

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.

Products

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.

Create with Unity

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 and game optimization

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.

Industrial applications

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.

Creative workflow

Unity has a suite of products dedicated to workflow including: Unity MARS, OTOY OctaneRender, Asset Store, SpeedTree, and Ziva.

Learning

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.

Merger with ironSource

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.

Locations

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.

History

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.

Timeline

July 13, 2022
Unity announces plans to merge with Israeli company ironSource (NYSE:IS) in an all-stock deal by the end of 2022.
September 18, 2020
Unity IPOs on the New York Stock Exchange.
May 28, 2009
Unity reorganized as a Delaware corporation as Unity Software Inc.
May 28, 2009
Unity was founded by David Helgason, Joachim Ante and Nicholas Francis.
2004
Unity was founded as Over the Edge Entertainment in Denmark.

Funding Rounds

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Patents

Further Resources

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Unity

Web

Unity UPO: Driving the Next Generation of Content Creation, in Gaming and Beyond

aball

Web

September 22, 2020

Video-Game Technology Maker Unity Software Is Cutting More Than 200 Jobs

Web

June 29, 2022

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Greg Kumparak
August 15, 2021
TechCrunch
Whether or not you've ever dabbled with Unity, you've almost certainly interacted with something built with Unity. It's the 2D/3D engine that powers so, so many of the video games out there, regardless of what console or platform we're talking about. Studios use it to make animated movies. Automakers use it to help design cars.

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