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...
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: DS acquires No Magic for MBSE, has mixed Q3

Quickie: DS acquires No Magic for MBSE, has mixed Q3

I’m at AVEVA World Summit this week, so this has to be brief: DS announced earnings today, and as part of that package of news said that it intends to acquire No Magic, a maker of model-based systems engineering and architecture modeling solutions for software...
Hexagon doubles up, announces 2nd acquisition in a week

Hexagon doubles up, announces 2nd acquisition in a week

In between flights, so this may not even rise to the level of a quickie: Hexagon just announced the acquisition of the dimensional data management, quality planning and analytics technology, called eMMA, from Kronion GmbH. Not surprising, the Kronion team and the eMMA...
Hexagon acquires Luciad for real-time sensor integration

Hexagon acquires Luciad for real-time sensor integration

Hexagon today announced that it has acquired Luciad, a Belgian software company that makes solutions for visualizing and analyzing real-time geospatial data. Luciad was spun out of the University KU Leuven (like LMS and countless others) in 1999 as an open solution...
Super quickie: AVEVA shareholders approve Schneider deal

Super quickie: AVEVA shareholders approve Schneider deal

Over 99% of AVEVA shares voted in favor of the combination with Schneider Electric’s Software Business, the entity that includes SimSci, WonderWare and other software assets of Schneider Electric SE. According to the plan outlined earlier this month, that leaves...
Altair continues buildout, buys developer of ESAComp

Altair continues buildout, buys developer of ESAComp

Altair just announced that it has acquired Componeering, the Finnish developer of the ESAComp composites simulation software suite. I didn’t know this, but Altair’s announcement says that ESAComp came out of a project funded by the European Space Agency...
Aras secures investment, poised for serious growth

Aras secures investment, poised for serious growth

Aras announced last week that is has secured $40 million in funding in exchange for a minority stake in the company and a board seat. Silver Lake Kraftwerk and GE Ventures partnered for the investment. Aras said it will use the funds to drive growth, expand operations...
Quick add to AVEVA + Schneider

Quick add to AVEVA + Schneider

A couple of people have gotten in touch about yesterday’s post, where I asked whether third time’s the charm for an AVEVA/Schneider Electric software deal. It’s important to note that: The only thing that could derail this combination now is if...