Bentley acquires environmental water modeling software

Bentley acquires environmental water modeling software

I’m at Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure conference in Singapore and there’s so much news to cover. At some point. Right now, I need to tell you that CEO Greg Bentley has announced the acquisition of the water modeling software business of...
Quickie: Siemens’ Mentor business buys Infolytica

Quickie: Siemens’ Mentor business buys Infolytica

Siemens announced today that it expects to acquire Infolytica Corporation, adding MagNet and Motorsolve low-frequency electromagnetics (EMAG) simulation to its arsenal, in support of electric motor, generator and electromagnetic device design. Siemens says that...
Quickie: ESI reports slump in H1, boosts R&D investment

Quickie: ESI reports slump in H1, boosts R&D investment

ESI Group today released results for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 (ending January 31, 2018, but which the company sometimes refers to as fiscal 2017). Overall, the results aren’t awful — the company suffered from both a touch comparable over a year...
Siemens all in on digitalization and the digital twin

Siemens all in on digitalization and the digital twin

I spent most of a week with Siemens –the PLM team plus an assortment of colleagues from across the AG and maybe 150 media and analysts– to learn more about the PLM business, the recent Mentor Graphics and TASS acquisitions, and to try to gauge how the AG...
CAE rumbles on: ANSYS, ESI and Exa earnings recaps

CAE rumbles on: ANSYS, ESI and Exa earnings recaps

Over the last few weeks, CAE companies have released earnings that highlight the growing importance of CAE technology in many companies’ product development processes, and the impact these technologies are having on the enterprises that use them. First, key...
Fedem hits the stage in front of 30,000 at SAPPHIRE

Fedem hits the stage in front of 30,000 at SAPPHIRE

I was just at SAPPHIRE, SAP’s massive user conference. Quite a few very kind attendees explained to me how they couldn’t do their finance, HR or supply chain management jobs without SAP’s solutions — but I went to learn about Leonardo,...
MSC is now part of the Hexagon family

MSC is now part of the Hexagon family

A quick update: Hexagon just announced that its acquisition of MSC Software is complete, since it has obtained all of the regulatory approvals it needed for the deal. Hexagon sees this as very strategic, enabling it to “connect the traditionally separate stages...