Quickies: Uncertain economy drags down March quarter

Quickies: Uncertain economy drags down March quarter

It’s a busy week for earnings reports from engineering software companies. While I work on longer-form reports, here are a few quotes from my notes. Note that these are not 100% representative of the company’s March quarter reports — in other words,...
Quickie: 3D Systems closes Geomagic acquisition

Quickie: 3D Systems closes Geomagic acquisition

As expected, 3D Systems today announced that the Geomagic deal has closed. To recap, 3D Systems paid $55 million in cash to add Geomagic’s 3D design, sculpting and inspection scan processing solutions to its portfolio. Geomagic is expected to be accretive to...
DDD Q4 revenue up 45% on printer demand

DDD Q4 revenue up 45% on printer demand

3D Systems (DDD) today reported record revenue for both Q4 and fiscal 2012, as the hype around rapid prototyping continued to drive demand for its 3D printers and supplies. Q4 revenue was up 45% to $102 million; organic revenue was up 19%. For the year, revenue grew...
Quickies: Acquisitions news from the break

Quickies: Acquisitions news from the break

Welcome back! While some of us were out of the office, others were clearly hard at work and doing more than sipping eggnog. This week, we’ll try to catch up. Acquisitions didn’t seem to slow down one bit as the year rolled over, as a number of companies...
3D Systems to acquire Geomagic

3D Systems to acquire Geomagic

Happy New Year! We’re officially not back in the office until next week, but this is big news: 3D Systems is acquiring Geomagic for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition should close during the first quarter. Geomagic founder Ping Fu will join 3D Systems to...
Buy, buy, buy: DDD, Autodesk, Bentley, MSC, The Foundry

Buy, buy, buy: DDD, Autodesk, Bentley, MSC, The Foundry

I go away for a couple of days, and what happens: merger mania. We’ll dive into a one or two of these in more detail as the week goes on, but here are the high points: 3D Systems acquires a company with the coolest name ever: TIM, The Innovative Modelmakers...
Quickies: 3D Systems, CENIT, FARO & Stratasys

Quickies: 3D Systems, CENIT, FARO & Stratasys

While you’re undoubtedly thinking “beach”, earnings news continues to roll. In general, Q2 seems to have been quite strong but there is concern about the rest of the year, with some companies reporting that activity in Europe started to drop off...
Quickies: DDD acquires, SAP beats

Quickies: DDD acquires, SAP beats

It’s earnings season, so there’s all sorts of news coming out. Two quick items to note: 3D Systems announced that has acquired Viztu Technologies, the developer of an online platform that turns pictures and videos into printable 3D objects. DDD plans to...

Quickies: DDD, Cybernet, ESI, Trimble, oh my

What a day for news! I’ve already blogged about PTC’s March quarter, tweeted a bit about Dassault Systèmes’ interesting announcements (and hope to blog about that tomorrow), but here are a couple of other important things you need to know about: 3D Systems announced...