DS deepens its bench in naval architecture

DS deepens its bench in naval architecture

New 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...
ESI acquires Scilab, a numerical computation platform

ESI acquires Scilab, a numerical computation platform

ESI Group today announced that it has acquired Scilab Enterprises SAS, which publishes and offers professional services for Scilab, the open source software for numerical computation that’s an alternative to MATLAB from The Mathworks. This is ESI’s second...
Hexagon adds MSC to its stable, for $834 million

Hexagon adds MSC to its stable, for $834 million

Now we know. The sale of MSC Software has been rumored for a while but always seemed to mention financial buyers. It turns out that a strategic buyer has stepped up — and I think it’s a perfect match. First, the background: Hexagon AB, for those who...