More good news: Tekla, CENIT

A Bank of America Merrill Lynch report arrived in my inbox this morning with the title “Do earnings never end” — how true. Here are two quick notes on today’s announcements to keep you up-to-date while I finish going over the results reported by Dassault...

PTC reports an Optima Q1

(Sorry. The Optima is a model of Kia automobile. Bad pun, I know, but hard to resist.) PTC is usually the first PLM company to report results and is therefore seen as a bit of the canary in a coal mine (send in the canary; if it dies, there’s not enough oxygen for...

Update: Daimler chooses NX for Smaragd

Update: I’ve received a number of comments on this post, so am republishing with annotations. New material is in blue since italics seems to not work in some browsers/readers. Most significant are Daimler’s comments in the second paragraph. This week saw a rather...

Daimler chooses NX for Smaragd

This week saw a rather strange battle of the press releases: Siemens PLM announced that Daimler AG will phase in NX as its standard for worldwide vehicle development starting in 2012. Dassault Systèmes followed a short while later with a press release that said this...

PTC: One size doesn’t fit all

Yesterday the PLM world finally got a look at what PTC has been teasing for months.  The good: PTC focused attention on CAD and articulated the problems many users have with traditional tools.  The bad: PTC had hyped this launch to such an extent that nothing short of...

PTC, DS, Altair and Hexagon oh my

Lots going on today — PTC makes its big announcement (and, I think, slipped up a bit on some timing), DS reports that Q3 was really good, Altair acquires SimLab and Hexagon closes on Intergraph.  Briefly, before I flit off to the PTC event: •PTC’s been so loudly...

PTC hits a billion

PTC released results on Tuesday that showed that it returned to the billion dollar level in fiscal 2010, returning to a growth trajectory that stalled in 2009.  For those keeping track, PTC last reported a billion dollars in revenue for two consecutive years in 1999....

News bits: 3D, clouds and more

Still trying to catch up from nearly a month of personal and business travel, so here are a few interesting things from my overflowing in-box: Autodesk commissioned a survey of online consumers that showed that the majority prefer to examine potential purchases in 3D...

Rand and Avatech merge in reverse

Surprise! Rand Worldwide and Avatech Solution announced on Tuesday that the companies have been combined in a reverse merger. A reverse merger is often known as a “reverse IPO” because the acquisition of a public company by a private one avoids the costly process of...

DS beats in Q2, sees slow Q3

Dassault Systèmes reported total revenue of €386 million on an IFRS basis (think GAAP, but in Europe), up 24% from a year ago on strong software revenue growth of 28%. Favorable exchange rates contributed roughly 6% of growth across the board. IBM’s contributions are...