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...
Here we go again: AVEVA + Schneider

Here we go again: AVEVA + Schneider

While many of us Yanks were off celebrating the unofficial end of summer, the British and French were apparently hard at work. The Financial Times and other media report that AVEVA and Schneider Electric are about to announce yet another attempt at a merger...
Quickie: AVEVA + Schneider unlikely right now

Quickie: AVEVA + Schneider unlikely right now

There’s so much going on right now, between earnings, acquisitions and other news-worthy stuff, that I keep starting posts and having to move on before I can finish them. I will, I will! When, though … But many of you are asking about possible acquisition...
ANSYS acquires CEI to boost post-processing with EnSight

ANSYS acquires CEI to boost post-processing with EnSight

ANSYS has announced that it has acquired Computational Engineering International, Inc. (CEI), makers of EnSight, a nifty post-processor for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) simulations. As you might be aware, simulations result in...