Quickie: Siemens snaps up Mentor Graphics

Quickie: Siemens snaps up Mentor Graphics

A couple of weeks ago, news broke that Mentor Graphics was “exploring options” — and the speculation started about who would acquire the maker of EDA and simulation software. (Recall that they acquired FloEFD maybe 10 years ago.) Well, now we know:...
SEU16: CAD deep dives, 3D printing & more

SEU16: CAD deep dives, 3D printing & more

SEU, Solid Edge University, has always been a true user event. There are deep dive sessions on how to CAD better and faster, getting started with data management (never called PLM here) and prep for and take certification exams. Hands-on classes. Round tables where...
Quickie: Bentley and Siemens draw ever closer

Quickie: Bentley and Siemens draw ever closer

Siemens AG and Bentley Systems announced that they’re broadening their strategic alliance by initially investing “at least €50 million” to develop joint solutions that “enlarge their respective offerings for infrastructure and industry to the...
Big news: Siemens PLM CEO Chuck Grindstaff moving up

Big news: Siemens PLM CEO Chuck Grindstaff moving up

Siemens PLM just told me that Chuck Grindstaff is moving up, taking on a new role as Executive Chairman of Siemens PLM Software; current EVP of Global Sales, Marketing and Service, Tony Hemmelgarn, will take over as CEO on October 1. I’m a bit gobsmacked but...
Siemens unleashes the potential of 3D printing

Siemens unleashes the potential of 3D printing

Ahh, Fall! Here in the Northern hemisphere, a time of cooler temperatures, changing foliage and … PLMish conferences. Analyst events, user conferences, product launches — it’s a busy time in our little world. In order to keep up with it all,...
Q&A Friday: CD-adapco and CAE at the Olympics

Q&A Friday: CD-adapco and CAE at the Olympics

It’s a gorgeous summer day here in New England — a perfect time for a little A to some of the Qs that have come in to the Schnitger Corp. website: Who is the CEO of CD-adapco? Bob Ryan has been the CEO of CD-adapco since June. You may know Mr. Ryan from...
Platforms take CAE’s digital twin to real life

Platforms take CAE’s digital twin to real life

If you think about it, we are at the convergence of a number of technological trends that will change how we design products, even as those products become complicated combos of mechanical, electronic, software and control systems. But it’s not all technology;...
Siemens CEO says CD-adapco is a perfect fit

Siemens CEO says CD-adapco is a perfect fit

I put up a quick blog post yesterday about the planned acquisition of CD-adapco by Siemens and added more info to it as the day went along — please check back there for initial thoughts — but wanted to do a separate update today. Siemens held its December-quarter...
Siemens snaps up CD-adapco for a cool $1 billion

Siemens snaps up CD-adapco for a cool $1 billion

The rumors are finally confirmed: Siemens PLM is acquiring CD-adapco for $970 million. For those keeping track, that’s about a 5x revenue multiple. ADDED after this blog was first published at around 2PM ET on 25 January 2015 because people were asking for a bit...
#SEU15: Invention and drawings

#SEU15: Invention and drawings

The theme for the latest Solid Edge release, ST8, is “Design Without Boundaries”. I don’t think the team at Siemens could have predicted how wildly appropriate it would be at this year’s Solid Edge University (SEU). SEU is a typical user event: a lot of tactical...