Autodesk acquires PCB design for Fusion 360

Autodesk acquires PCB design for Fusion 360

Interesting. I just saw that Autodesk has acquired Cadsoft Computer GmbH, a German company, from Premier Farnell. Premier Farnell distributes electronics components though many different channels, including online markets,and maintains the element14 online...
AVEVA + Schneider a no-go

AVEVA + Schneider a no-go

In a very brief statement even by UK standards AVEVA just said, “Following the termination of the preliminary discussions between AVEVA Group Plc (“AVEVA”) and Schneider Electric SE, AVEVA has applied to the UKLA for the suspension of its shares to...
Deal and … maybe deal

Deal and … maybe deal

What happens when I spend the day on a plane? News! Briefly, AVEVA and Schneider Electric have resumed their tango. AVEVA today addressed press speculation by issuing an announcement that it was again in talks with Schneider Electric about a deal that would combine...
AspenTech acquires Fidelis for asset optimization

AspenTech acquires Fidelis for asset optimization

You may remember that Aspen Technology was rebuffed earlier this year when it tried to acquire KBC and its refinery optimization expertise. Well, that didn’t slow them down much: Today, AspenTech announced that it has acquired FidelisGroup, maker of Titan 2,...
Quickie: DS acquires Ortems for production scheduling

Quickie: DS acquires Ortems for production scheduling

Dassault Systèmes just announced that it has acquired Ortems, a provider of on-premise and on the cloud capacity constraint-based production scheduling and dispatching software. Ortems’ solutions, Agile Manufacturing and PlannerOne, manage manufacturing operations...
Vela Software acquires Tecplot

Vela Software acquires Tecplot

Tecplot, Inc., a leading provider of visual data analysis software for engineers and scientists in the aerospace and oil & gas vertical markets, today announced that it has been acquired by Vela Software, an operating group of Constellation Software, Inc. If...
Altair acquires CEDRAT to continue build-out of emag capabs

Altair acquires CEDRAT to continue build-out of emag capabs

Altair announced this week that is has acquired French CEDRAT S.A. and its New York-based subsidiary, Magsoft Corporation. CEDRAT makes technology that simulates low frequency electromagnetics for motor design. Its Flux, GOT-It & InCa3D enable designers to...
Quickies: OnShape, Bentley, Hexagon and PP&M — oh my!

Quickies: OnShape, Bentley, Hexagon and PP&M — oh my!

So much news, so little time. A quick roundup of interesting news: A couple of weeks ago, OnShape reported that it has now sold shares valued at a total of $105 million, an increase of $25 million from last year’s announcement. By my reckoning, this...
Autodesk adds to its renderers, buys Solid Angle

Autodesk adds to its renderers, buys Solid Angle

Autodesk just announced that it has acquired Solid Angle, maker of Arnold, a ray-tracing image renderer for high-quality 3D animation and visual effects creation. Arnold was co-developed with Sony Pictures Imageworks and is now their main renderer. Autodesk says...
Quickie: Yokogawa closes KBC acquisition

Quickie: Yokogawa closes KBC acquisition

Back in February, Yokogawa outbid AspenTech for KBC, the UK software developer and consultancy focused on operational optimization for the oil and gas industry. The deal needed to be approved by UK regulators, which happened on April 5, and on April 7 both boards of...