Quickie: Siemens snaps up Mentor Graphics

Quickie: Siemens snaps up Mentor Graphics

A couple of weeks ago, news broke that Mentor Graphics was “exploring options” — and the speculation started about who would acquire the maker of EDA and simulation software. (Recall that they acquired FloEFD maybe 10 years ago.) Well, now we know:...
SEU16: CAD deep dives, 3D printing & more

SEU16: CAD deep dives, 3D printing & more

SEU, Solid Edge University, has always been a true user event. There are deep dive sessions on how to CAD better and faster, getting started with data management (never called PLM here) and prep for and take certification exams. Hands-on classes. Round tables where...
Quickie: Bentley and Siemens draw ever closer

Quickie: Bentley and Siemens draw ever closer

Siemens AG and Bentley Systems announced that they’re broadening their strategic alliance by initially investing “at least €50 million” to develop joint solutions that “enlarge their respective offerings for infrastructure and industry to the...
Quickie: Ola Rollén back as CEO of Hexagon

Quickie: Ola Rollén back as CEO of Hexagon

After being detained for over a week on suspicion of insider trading, Hexagon CEO Ola Rollén has resumed his official duties and started making a public case for his innocence. During a conference call today, Mr. Rollén explained that he does a lot of investing...
Quickie: ANSYS Q3 a bit light, sees modest growth in 2017

Quickie: ANSYS Q3 a bit light, sees modest growth in 2017

ANSYS just reported results for Q3 that were a wee bit light on revenue and a bit tentative on 2017 — but, overall, not bad. And there’s an acquisition, too. First, the details: Total revenue was $246 million, up 3% as reported and up 2% in constant...
AVEVA lets the good times roll

AVEVA lets the good times roll

New Orleans, the Big Easy. Mardi Gras floats and beads, a “laissez les bonne temps roulez” readiness for anything. The French Quarter. Great food. Hurricane Katrina and its aftereffects, still felt 11 years on. And, for a few days recently, home to...
Quickie: Hexagon CEO investigated for insider trading

Quickie: Hexagon CEO investigated for insider trading

Let’s not make more of this than we know, which isn’t much; Hexagon CEO Ola Rollén has been detained while under investigation for insider trading stemming from his personal investment process. Hexagon says that Mr. Rollén’s lawyers believe that “the...
Nemetschek’s Q3 results reinforce topline growth ambitions

Nemetschek’s Q3 results reinforce topline growth ambitions

A couple of weeks ago, Nemetschek teased that its 2016 results would be better than expected and, on Friday, showed us why. First, the details: Total revenue in Q4 was €84 million, up 19% as reported. Organic revenue was up 15%. License revenue was €43 million, up 19%...
Quickie: GE abandons offer to buy SLM

Quickie: GE abandons offer to buy SLM

I wrote in September about GE’s strategy to acquire German company SLM, maker of 3D printing machines, as part of an effort to build a $1 billion additive manufacturing business by 2020. It appears that Elliot Management (which you may remember as a long-time...
Quickie: PTC’s FQ4 as expected — and a huge SLM deal

Quickie: PTC’s FQ4 as expected — and a huge SLM deal

You might recall that PTC pre-announced its fourth fiscal quarter earlier this month that set expectations for Q4 revenue rather low but raised the bar on future results. Today, the company filled in the details: Total revenue in FQ4 was down 8% from a year ago to...