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Altair, more than the sum of its parts

Altair, more than the sum of its parts

Quick: What do you think of when I say Altair? HyperMesh? OptiStruct? SolidThinking? Datawatch? Tokens/subscriptions/Units? Yeah - me, too. But I learned at Altair’s global Technology Conference last week that it’s much, much more than that. Yes, the company buys a...

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Altair says PollEx bridges the gap between mechanical and electrical

Altair gets further into EDA, acquiring Polliwog

It's early early in Detroit (the sun's not even glimmer on the horizon) and we're already seeing news come out of Altair's Technology Conference --its annual user event-- that, I'm sure we'll learn a lot more about as the day goes on. Anyway, Altair announced that it...

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Altair says PollEx bridges the gap between mechanical and electrical

Trimble snaps up Cityworks for asset management

I am often asked what municipalities and other owners of bigger/older/not-all-digital assets can do to get in on the whole digital twin thing that the media (and I, to be fair) keep going on about. My usual message: start somewhere, with what you have. Figure out what...

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AVEVA is all in on digital transformation

AVEVA is all in on digital transformation

If we believe Harvard Business Review (and they usually know what they're talking about), "the failure rate for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) sits between 70 percent and 90 percent." [The original article is behind a paywall; go here for a synopsis.] Lots of...

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ESI’s first half shows progress

ESI’s first half shows progress

ESI Group, the French CAE company, last week reported results for the quarter and half-year ended 31 July. For the half, revenue was up 3% as reported and up 0.4% in constant currencies (cc) to €55 million; for the quarter, total revenue was €28 million, up 5% (up 2%...

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ESI’s first half shows progress

Quickie: Siemens invests in Built Robotics

So much news these days: TechCrunch reported yesterday that Siemens AG has participated in a $33 million Series B financing round at Built Robotics via its Next47 investment division, joining other investors Building Ventures, Founders Fund, Presidio Ventures, Lemnos...

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Altair says PollEx bridges the gap between mechanical and electrical

Siemens snaps up partner PSE for process design

If you pay attention to the process industries (oil and gas, chemicals, and so on), you'll know that much of the economic decision-making rests on the design of the chemical processes that transform crude into heating oil or petroleum by-products into commodity...

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Altair says PollEx bridges the gap between mechanical and electrical

Quickie: ANSYS to acquire LS-DYNA

Technically, ANSYS will acquire Livermore Software Technology Corporation (LSTC), maker of LS-DYNA but, ya know ... And it's a BIG bucks deal: ANSYS will pay a purchase price $775 million, 60% cash and 40% via the issuance of ANSYS common stock to the current owners...

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