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PTC’s Q4 ends fiscal year on a strong note

PTC announced fiscal Q4 and 2020 results a week ago and I haven't had time for a full write-up -- and now the earnings are starting to pile up. So here's a quick recap of what we learned during the PTC call as well as some inferences we can make. I hope to get back to...

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Quickie: Hexagon snaps up ESPRIT CAM solutions

Remember just yesterday, when Hexagon CEO Ola Rollén told investors to stay tuned, that there was significant acquisition activity, even in a time of Covid? Welp. Today, Hexagon announced that it will acquire D.P. Technology, maker of the ESPRIT suite of CAM...

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Ansys to acquire Analytical Graphics for $700 million

Ansys just announced that it will acquire Analytical Graphics (AGI), maker of electronics simulation solutions for space applications, for a whopping $700 million, 2/3 of which will be paid in cash and the rest, through the issuance of Ansys common stock. To assemble...

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MuM’s Q3 down 7% — but that’s better than Q2

One of the earnings bellwethers in our PLMish universe, Mensch und Maschine (MuM), reported this morning that its Q3 was ... not as bad as Q2 ... and that it expects Q4 to start ramping back up. For MuM, like many others in our PLMish universe, the year started...

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CGTech to be acquired by Sandvik

Sandvik, a global engineering company with about 40,000 employees, has announced that it will acquire CGTech, the company you probably know best as the maker of VERICUT, the CNC verification and optimization software. Sandvik is a publicly-traded company in Sweden and...

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Tech Soft acquires Ceetron for CAE visualization

Now this is interesting. Just into the inbox: Tech Soft 3D, the leading provider of engineering software development toolkits, today announces that it has acquired Ceetron AS, experts in developing 3D visualization technology for the computer-aided engineering (CAE)...

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AVEVA reports H1 revenue down 12% cc

I thought we weren't going to get an update on AVEVA earnings until Schneider Electric reports Q3 results -- but, no, it came sooner. Yesterday, AVEVA said that revenue for its April to September half-year would be around £333 million, down 15% as reported (12% in...

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Altair acquires M-Base for plastics

Altair just announced that is has acquired  M-Base Engineering + Software GmbH, supplier of the Material Data Center materials database and material information system, targeted at the makers and users of plastics. Altair says this addition will "allow Altair to offer...

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An appreciation: SolidWorks’ Vic Leventhal

My social feeds lit up this weekend with the sad news that Vic Leventhal has died. If you use Solidworks, think of Vic. If you work for or rely on a CAD reseller, think of Vic. If you've ever built a PLMish sales channel -- Vic was the guy who paved the way. Obvs, Jon...

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BSY rings the Nasdaq bell last week

I had promised you a photo of Bentleys ringing the opening bell at the Nasdaq, but can go one better -- a video! The first 3:30 minutes or so are of the big LED pilar billboard in Times...

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