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...
Here we go again: AVEVA+Schneider?

Here we go again: AVEVA+Schneider?

A couple of UK media outlets reported yesterday that Schneider Electric is considering once again making an offer for AVEVA. This is one such report, repeating what was in a Sunday Times (paywall) article. As before, such a deal would make a lot of sense: Schneider...
DS deepens its bench in naval architecture

DS deepens its bench in naval architecture

News broke this morning that Dassault Systèmes has acquired AITAC BV, a Dutch company that uses the DS suite of products to design superyachts, cruise liners, frigates, tugboats and other smaller ships. As a complement to its services offerings, AITAC devised Smart...
OpenText gets on the IoT bus

OpenText gets on the IoT bus

I know I’m way behind on event reports but need to let you know about this: Earlier this week, OpenText, the document management and collaboration vendor, announced that it is acquiring Covisint Corporation, a cloud platform for automotive and Internet of Things...
Altair moves further into EDA with MODELiiS acquisition

Altair moves further into EDA with MODELiiS acquisition

Altair continues to expand its portfolio, yesterday adding MODELiiS, a French supplier of electronic design automation (EDA) software for circuit design and simulation. MODELiiS spun out of an entity called EASii IC, which develops Application-Specific Integrated...
Quickie: Hexagon is going places

Quickie: Hexagon is going places

I’m about to board a flight, so this has to be quick: Hexagon just announced that it is acquiring VIRES, a company I’ve never heard of that makes softwate to simulate development, testing and validation of driver-assisted and fully autonomous driving...
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...
Done! Siemens closes Mentor acquisition

Done! Siemens closes Mentor acquisition

Siemens just announced that it has closed the Mentor Graphics acquisition, adding all sorts of EDA and CFD goodness to its portfolio. A quick recap of the particulars: On November 14, 2016, Siemens announced that it would offer Mentor shareholders $37.25 per share in...