Morning coffee: patents, deals and Björk

Morning coffee: patents, deals and Björk

Welcome to a shiny new week! I’ll be at PTC Live Global, the first user conference that will feature PTC’s combo of CAD + PLM + ALM + SLM+ IoT + well, whatever other initials come out of it. Last year, we all learned about “servitization”,...
Morning coffee: investor news, China & bees

Morning coffee: investor news, China & bees

Happy Monday! Last week was a big one, with all of the regular news plus International Pi Day and the 25th anniversary of Tim Berners-Lee’s proposal for what we know today as the Internet. Sir Berners-Lee used the occasion to call for an Internet users’...
ESI ends 2013 on an up, with revenue +7% in Q4

ESI ends 2013 on an up, with revenue +7% in Q4

ESI Group yesterday announced results for the quarter and year ended January 31, 2014. Total revenue for the quarter was €45.5 million, up 7% as reported and up 13% in constant currencies (cc). For the year, total revenue was €109 million, flat year/year as reported...
ESI acquires CAMMECH as springboard in Asia

ESI acquires CAMMECH as springboard in Asia

It’s been an interesting week. This is the second unanticipated deal to float into my inbox: hot on the heels of Intergraph adding GT STRUDL to its stable is ESI’s news that it has acquired CAMMECH (Cam Mechanical Solutions), based in Ho Chi Minh City,...
Quickies: CAE earnings show fx, momentum effects

Quickies: CAE earnings show fx, momentum effects

It’s been a busy Fall — and Winter is creeping up fast while there are still Q3 earnings to write about. Crazy, right?! We’re tackling them one PLM-subgroup at a time. Last up, AEC; this time, CAE. ESI reported yesterday that Q3 (which for them ended...
Quickies: Bentley Day 1, some catch-up and more sheep!

Quickies: Bentley Day 1, some catch-up and more sheep!

A lot happened while I was walking around Yorkshire and we need to cover Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure Day 1, too, so let’s get right to it: ESI Group announced that it has acquired 75% of the equity of CyDesign Labs, a Silicon Valley company that many...
ESI Q1: buoyed by BRIC and OpenCFD

ESI Q1: buoyed by BRIC and OpenCFD

Still working to catch up on what happened while you were at PTC Live? Me too! Honestly, it would be so much simpler if everything just went on hold while we’re these things, right?! Not gonna happen, so catch-up it is. In addition to 3D Systems trying to...
ESI falters, costs outpace revenue at year end

ESI falters, costs outpace revenue at year end

ESI yesterday provided more details on its results for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2013. As we posted after the preliminary announcement last month, total revenue was up 16% year/year to €109 million. However, the company’s cautious outlook and...
Open Like a Book: CAE

Open Like a Book: CAE

We are proud to announce that the following article written by Monica Schnitger appears in the April/May 2013 edition of Economic Engineering: Open Like a Book The roots of simulation software are in universities and government labs, where researchers developed tools...