More consolidation: Desktop Metal to acquire ExOne

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...
More consolidation: Desktop Metal to acquire ExOne

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...
Altair beats Q2 forecasts and raises 2021 guidance

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...
Altair beats Q2 forecasts and raises 2021 guidance

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...
More consolidation: Desktop Metal to acquire ExOne

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...
Altair beats Q2 forecasts and raises 2021 guidance

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...
Altair beats Q2 forecasts and raises 2021 guidance

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...
More consolidation: Desktop Metal to acquire ExOne

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...
More consolidation: Desktop Metal to acquire ExOne

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...
More consolidation: Desktop Metal to acquire ExOne

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...
More consolidation: Desktop Metal to acquire ExOne

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...
More consolidation: Desktop Metal to acquire ExOne

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...