Quickie: AspenTech acquires Cipher IoT

Quickie: AspenTech acquires Cipher IoT

AspenTech, the company you probably know as a supplier of chemistry simulation solutions for the oil and gas, chemical, pharma and other process industries, just announced that it has acquired, Cipher, industrial IoT-related software from Canada’s RtTech...
ESI’s Q3 disappoints, but Q4 should be OK

ESI’s Q3 disappoints, but Q4 should be OK

ESI reported third quarter results last week that were, at best, so-so, as revenue declined 7% as reported (2% in constant currency, cc) to €25 million. ESI management says Q3 results “[do] not realistically reflect the considerable transformative added value...
Appreciating …

Appreciating …

Thursday is Thanksgiving in the US, a holiday that celebrates connecting with family and friends (and some darned good food, too). It reminds us to be grateful for all that is in our lives. My list is long, and it includes you — for reading this blog, emailing...
Quickie: Siemens acquires Solido for IC design

Quickie: Siemens acquires Solido for IC design

Siemens continues to fill out its EDA portfolio, announcing today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Solido Design Automation Inc.Siemens says Solido provides “variation-aware design and characterization software to semiconductor companies”....
Super-quick: ANSYS acquires 3DSIM for additive

Super-quick: ANSYS acquires 3DSIM for additive

ANSYS just announced that  it has acquired 3DSIM, a developer of additive manufacturing simulation technology to bolster ANSYS’ additive manufacturing simulation workflow. Deal terms were not disclosed but it sounds like a done deal. 3DSIM’s exaSIM...
Quickie: AVEVA announces “much improved” H1 2018

Quickie: AVEVA announces “much improved” H1 2018

Super-quick, as I’m at Autodesk University: AVEVA reported today that revenue for the six months ended September 30 was £94 million, up 11% as reported and up 6% in constant currencies — a “much-improved performance”  in the first half of its...
Bentley’s YII 2017 is all about infrastructure, done well

Bentley’s YII 2017 is all about infrastructure, done well

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, last month I attended Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure (YII) in Singapore. As usual, it was a massive event, with briefings, meetings and presentations (oh so many presentations). To organize my thoughts and try to describe...