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...
Siemens to acquire FORAN marine design solutions

Siemens to acquire FORAN marine design solutions

Siemens just announced that it is acquiring the FORAN software business from SENER, a Spanish engineering, procurement, and construction firm. FORAN’s solutions are used in the design and construction of ships of all sorts, and marine structures like offshore...
Siemens to acquire FORAN marine design solutions

Hexagon adds location to AR, snaps up Immersal

Hexagon adds location to AR, snaps up Immersal What’s new: Hexagon acquires Immersal, which makes an SDK that adds spatial location to AR solutions. Why it matters: Sometimes, the location of an AR experience is irrelevant (doing maintenance on a unique item, for...
Siemens to acquire FORAN marine design solutions

Hexagon to acquire Infor’s EAM business for $2.75 billion

Hexagon to acquire Infor’s EAM business for $2.75 billion Much more to come on this, but news broke earlier today that, pending regulatory approvals, Hexagon will acquire Infor’s EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) business, for approximately $2.75 billion in cash...
Cadence on CAE: delight and opportunity

Cadence on CAE: delight and opportunity

Cadence on CAE: delight and opportunity Over the last few months, Cadence acquired NUMECA for its CFD and Omnis offerings, and Pointwise for its meshing capabilities. These took me by surprise since both are great CAE assets that I had no idea a Cadence would be...
Siemens to acquire FORAN marine design solutions

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...
Siemens to acquire FORAN marine design solutions

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...
Siemens to acquire FORAN marine design solutions

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...