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...
Emerson is acquiring 55% of AspenTech for $6 billion + stock

Quickie: Emerson buying AspenTech? Not so fast!

Quickie: Emerson buying AspenTech? Not so fast! Bloomberg last night published a note that said that Emerson Electric Co. is in talks over a combination with Aspen Technology Inc. to create an industrial software giant, according to people with knowledge of the...
Emerson is acquiring 55% of AspenTech for $6 billion + stock

Bentley adds to mining offering with Minalytix acquisition

Bentley adds to mining offering with Minalytix acquisition Bentley just announced that its Seequent business has acquired Minalytix, a Canadian company that makes the MX Deposit suite of products. Minalytix was already partly owned by Seequent, though the press...
ESI sets the stage with a decent Q2

ESI sets the stage with a decent Q2

ESI sets the stage with a decent Q2 ESI reported results today for the quarter ended 30 June that were … decent. As you may know, ESI is in the middle of a transformation from a company that was somewhat random in its execution and communication with customers...
Sandvik building CAM powerhouse by acquisition

Sandvik building CAM powerhouse by acquisition

Sandvik building CAM powerhouse by acquisition Last year Sandvik acquired CGTech, makers of Vericut. I, like many people, thought “well, that’s interesting” and moved on. Then in July, Sandvik announced it was snapping up the holding company for Cimatron, GibbsCAM...
Emerson is acquiring 55% of AspenTech for $6 billion + stock

Mastercam will be independent no more

Mastercam will be independent no more CNC Software and its Mastercam have been a mainstay among CAM providers for decades, marketing its solutions as independent, focused on the workgroup and individual. That is about to change: Sandvik, which bought CGTech late last...
Emerson is acquiring 55% of AspenTech for $6 billion + stock

More consolidation: Desktop Metal to acquire ExOne

Just off the newswire: Desktop Metal, a publicly-traded company, will acquire ExOne, also public, in a deal valued at $575 million. Each ExOne shareholder will get $8.50 in cash and $17 in Desktop Metal stock for each ExOne share, which implies a 48% premium to the...
Emerson is acquiring 55% of AspenTech for $6 billion + stock

Altair adds S-FRAME for AEC structural designers

Super-quick, because it’s that kind of day: Altair just announced that it has acquired S-FRAME Software, a structural analysis tool used by architects, engineers, and designers to evaluate a structure’s ability to withstand loads like wind, water, and...
ESI sets the stage with a decent Q2

Altair beats Q2 forecasts and raises 2021 guidance

Altair reported results last week — and like others in our PLMish universe, they were better than expected. The details: Total revenue in Q2 was $120 million, up 22% and $8 million ahead of expectations. Altair doesn’t do the constant currency thing for...
ESI sets the stage with a decent Q2

Ansys has a great Q2 and expects the momentum to continue

Ansys reported pretty awesome Q2 results last night, and this morning on its earnings call, said that growth was due to three things: increased optimism among its customers that end-market demand will come back post-pandemic, its own efforts to stay close to those...
Emerson is acquiring 55% of AspenTech for $6 billion + stock

Quickie: Bentley acquires Imago for image management

That’s a simplified headline — what Imago really does is enable users to catalog and review drilling core and chip (in other words, rock sample) images. A key point in the acquisition: Imago’s machine learning technology that “will lead to a step...
ESI sets the stage with a decent Q2

AVEVA says revenue up 11% in CQ2, excluding OSI

AVEVA gave one of its minimalist earnings updates today, likely because its largest shareholder, Schneider Electric, announced its Q2 results this morning. (Schneider Electric is on a quarterly calendar, with the year ending in December; AVEVA’s fiscal year ends...
ESI sets the stage with a decent Q2

PTC saw FQ3 momentum in Creo, Windchill; not so much in IoT

PTC reported fiscal third quarter results last night that were … Okay. You can read/see/hear all of the details here. PTC offers data on overall product buckets, geos, etc. that you should go check out. A few of the things I thought most relevant and then some...