How your tech skills can help in the pandemic

How your tech skills can help in the pandemic

How your tech skills can help in the pandemic The world may be a sucky place right now, but people are (mostly) awesome. Protocol just published a list of projects that can use your/my/everyone’s tech wizardry. That inspired me to go through my inbox and pick...
Bentley ramps up utility pole management offering with SPIDA acquisition

Quickie: Siemens adds proFPGA for hardware verification

Quickie: Siemens adds proFPGA for hardware verification Super quick, as I (virtually) run between events: Siemens Digital Industries Software just announced that it has signed an agreement with PRO DESIGN Electronic GmbH to acquire its proFPGA product family of Field...
Bentley ramps up utility pole management offering with SPIDA acquisition

Autodesk wants Altium’s PCB design but, so far, no deal

Autodesk wants Altium’s PCB design but, so far, no deal Last night in the US // early Monday in Australia, Altium and Autodesk announced that a deal may be in the offing. Autodesk has offered AUD38.50 (Australian dollars) per share for Altium, the maker of EDA...
Quickie: Siemens nabs Nextflow for meshless CFD

Quickie: Siemens nabs Nextflow for meshless CFD

Quickie: Siemens nabs Nextflow for meshless CFD Siemens just announced that it has acquired Nextflow Software, maker of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solvers. Siemens says that Nextflow’s Smooth-Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) solver doesn’t require the...
AVEVA says demand improved in H2, leading to FY2021 pro forma revenue up 2% occ — it’s complicated

Bentley’s Q1 revenue up 14%, cites SMB progress

Bentley’s Q1 revenue up 14%, cites SMB progress Bentley reported results way back on May 11 but I haven’t had time to finish a deeper analysis — so here’s a quick piece on those results and a little bit on what it all means. Even more quickly:...
Procore finally IPOs; valued at $8.5 billion

Procore finally IPOs; valued at $8.5 billion

Procore finally IPOs; valued at $8.5 billion No doubt about it: the market for makers of IT solutions targeted at the construction industry is HOT. Procore finally completed its initial public offering yesterday, raising $635 million by selling 9.5 million shares at...
Bentley ramps up utility pole management offering with SPIDA acquisition

Ansys acquires Phoenix Integration & its ModelCenter

Ansys acquires Phoenix Integration & its ModelCenter Ansys just announced that it has acquired Phoenix Integration, maker of ModelCenter, a tool used by many who apply the principles of model-based engineering (MBE) and model-based systems engineering (MBSE). The...
Bentley ramps up utility pole management offering with SPIDA acquisition

Quickie: Autodesk completes Upchain acquisition

Quickie: Autodesk completes Upchain acquisition Autodesk just announced that its acquisition of Upchain is a done deal. Many of you have asked about Autodesk’s plans for integration of Upchain and Fusion 360 / Vault / Forge — and we should start seeing...
AVEVA says demand improved in H2, leading to FY2021 pro forma revenue up 2% occ — it’s complicated

Nemetschek starts strong, Q1 revenue up 12%cc

Nemetschek starts strong, Q1 revenue up 12%cc The Nemetschek Group recently reported Q1 results that point to a recovery in AEC — and bodes well for Bentley tomorrow and Autodesk later in the month. The details: Total Q1 revenue was up 8% (up 12% in constant...
AVEVA says demand improved in H2, leading to FY2021 pro forma revenue up 2% occ — it’s complicated

Altair has a great Q1 on the convergence of CAE, HPC & AI

Altair has a great Q1 on the convergence of CAE, HPC & AI Altair CEO Jim Scapa started off the company’s Q1 earnings call by saying that their vision of the “convergence of simulation, HPC [high-performance computing] and AI [artificial intelligence]...
AVEVA says demand improved in H2, leading to FY2021 pro forma revenue up 2% occ — it’s complicated

ESI turns the corner, back to growth in Q1

ESI turns the corner, back to growth in Q1 Catching up on more earnings announcements. Last week, ESI Group reported Q1 revenue of €55.5 million, up 1% as reported and up 4% in constant currencies. ESI has been reinventing itself and first issued guidance to investors...
AVEVA says demand improved in H2, leading to FY2021 pro forma revenue up 2% occ — it’s complicated

Hexagon continues to improve; Q1 revenue up 10%

Hexagon continues to improve; Q1 revenue up 10% Hexagon reported results last week that were surprisingly good and that –remember that Hexagon doesn’t itself issue guidance– beat analyst consensus. The details: Total revenue in Q1 was €978 million,...
Bentley ramps up utility pole management offering with SPIDA acquisition

Quickie: Bentley acquires for iTwin offering

Quickie: Bentley acquires for iTwin offering Bentley just announced that it is acquiring sensemetrics and Vista Data Vision, both of which make software for Internet of Things (IoT) applications targeted at infrastructure use cases. Bentley says the companies will...