Quickie: Altair closes FEKO acquisition

Quickie: Altair closes FEKO acquisition

Altair said today that it finally closed the acquisition of EM Software & Systems (EMSS), first announced back in December 2013. I am trying to get details, but suspect roping in the South African company’s distributor offices in the United States, Germany,...

Quickie: Update on Autodesk and NEi

My goodness — the piece I posted yesterday about Autodesk acquiring certain asset of NEi Software really poked the bear! You’ve been commenting and emailing like crazy, which leads to this quick update: No, I don’t know more that what I originally...
Autodesk adds Nastran to its CAE offering

Autodesk adds Nastran to its CAE offering

Autodesk confirmed yesterday that it has acquired certain assets of NEi Software, including its flagship Nastran solver. Autodesk isn’t ready to say anything about its plans for Nastran but we can speculate that it wants to add its powerful linear and nonlinear...
Morning coffee: manufacturing, earnings, ice and … tuna?

Morning coffee: manufacturing, earnings, ice and … tuna?

Wow, what a week! Let’s see: earnings, COFES, earnings, meetings, briefings … There’s lots more coming from me over the next few weeks about COFES and earnings but here are some highlights and news we all need to catch up on. It’s the Economy … Big...
Hexagon snaps up Mintec to close mining loop

Hexagon snaps up Mintec to close mining loop

Ever since Dassault Systèmes bought Gemcom, mining has been a hot area of focus for the major engineering software providers. It’s an underserved market that presents a lot of opportunity for more modernized, technological solutions. Mining is under significant...
Morning coffee: deals, a coming IPO & lots of other news

Morning coffee: deals, a coming IPO & lots of other news

Welcome to your Monday! Last week was a doozie, so let’s get right to it. It’s the Economy … We’ve got good news, bad news and good news. On the good news side, US employers added 192,000 jobs in March. That’s better than recent months but bad news...