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Cadence to acquire NUMECA

And the consolidation continues. Cadence announced this morning that it will acquire NUMECA, maker of the OMNIS CAE framework (though you probably know it for its FINE/Design3D optimization solution and its FINE/Marine virtual towing tank/CFD naval architecture tools...

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Totally OT: Honoring MLK

I wrote the piece below in 2014 and can't believe how much has happened since then -- and, but, how little progress we've made in making the world a more equal place. Dr. King's message was simple: all people are created equal and it's our actions that make them...

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CGTech, Vericut now part of Sandvik

I hope you had the opportunity to unwind and relax as 2020 came to a close. Let's hope 2021 is a much kinder year! To start off the new year, a quick update: While we were pondering New Year's Eve cocktails, Sandvik announced that it completed its acquisition of...

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Will PTC+Arena = SaaS dominance in PLM? Maybe

A lot of you have been in touch to talk about PTC's announced acquisition of Arena Solutions. Why do this deal? What's in it for PTC, Arena, and for their customers? What happens to Arena's PLM where it overlaps with PTC's Windchill, and vice versa? When will there be...

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Hexagon adds OxBlue visual AI to AEC offerings

Hexagon just announced that it is acquiring OxBlue, a maker of high-definition, time-lapse photography, and live video streaming services, that are used in construction to capture and document progress. OxBlue, says Hexagon, takes this one step further, by adding in...

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Super quick: PTC to acquire Arena for SaaS PLM

Continuing that momentum into all things cloud and SaaS, PTC says it's signed a definitive agreement to acquire Arena Solutions for $715 million in cash, "enabling the company to deliver a complete CAD + PLM SaaS solution". PTC's CEO Jim Heppelmann said in prepared...

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We’re back!

We think. As far as we know. It's been a rocky couple of days, Internet-wise. We tried to speed up but managed to create conflicts with some of our ISP's mechanisms. We probably could have figured it out ... but, in the end, it just wasn't worth it...

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We messed up – but we’re fixing it!

We're sorry if you've had trouble over the last couple of days with the website or emailing us -- we tried to make the site better and faster and clearly made it much, much worse. We've nosed out the issues and the website is back up; email is...

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DS acquires NuoDB for cloud-native distributed SQL

I hope you had a lovely and peaceful Thanksgiving if you're in the US, and a bit of hush to hear yourself think if you're somewhere else. Last week Dassault Systèmes announced that it was acquiring the 84% of the equity of NuoDB that it did not already own. NuoDB...

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Aspen Tech acquires Camo Analytics for … analytics

It's been a bit quiet on the acquisition front lately but Aspen Technology (AspenTech) just announced that it has acquired Camo Analytics AS, a provider of industrial analytics solutions. Camo Analytics makes something called the Camo Analytics Unscrambler suite...

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