HxGN LIVE merges old and new, urges epic leaps forward

HxGN LIVE merges old and new, urges epic leaps forward

HxGN LIVE, the Hexagon group’s annual userfest, brings together thousands of people from manufacturing to fire/rescue/police to construction to mapping professionals. Walking the halls, it’s hard not to run into someone who does something I know nothing...
Nemetschek NEVARIS addresses SMB construction with acquisition

DS takes majority position in Centric Software

DS takes majority position in Centric Software Dassault Systèmes just announced that it will acquire a majority stake in Centric Software, the privately-held maker of PLM solutions for the fashion, apparel, luxury and retail sectors. DS said that, “with this...
Quickie: Historic AVEVA surged in FY18

Quickie: Historic AVEVA surged in FY18

AVEVA had an awesome fiscal 2018 (ended March 31). You’ll recall that the AVEVA merged with Schneider Electric Software earlier this year to create a much bigger company with software that reaches from plant design to operations. That combined group reported...
A few implications of PTC+Rockwell

A few implications of PTC+Rockwell

Yesterday, all I had time to do was tell you about Rockwell Automation’s $1 billion stock buy of newly issued shares of PTC, but not to muse on the implications. To be clear, PTC says it will use the proceeds to buy back shares so that the overall effect of this...
Nemetschek NEVARIS addresses SMB construction with acquisition

Hexagon grows in autonomous

Hexagon has quietly been building out a solid set of assets that get it ever-closer to the coming autonomous world, starting waaay back when it acquired Leica and Intergraph and, last weekend, announced its intent to add AutonomouStuff (great company name, btw) to the...
Quickie: Historic AVEVA surged in FY18

Altair tops targets in Q1, acquires rest of FluiDyna

Altair made several significant announcement over the last week, culminating yesterday with its first quarter results. Quickly, Altair reported Q1 revenue that beat expectations, sending its share price up a couple of percentage points after the announcement hit the...
Altair to sell more shares in follow-on to last year’s IPO

Hexagon CEO’s legal saga continues

Hexagon announced on Wednesday that the Norwegian Court of Appeal has decided to accept the appeal launched by the Norwegian economic crime authority of CEO Ola Rollén’s unanimous acquittal in January on charges of insider trading. This apparently isn’t as...
Quickie: Historic AVEVA surged in FY18

Siemens FQ2 results highlight sharp growth in PLM

Siemens released its fiscal Q2 results this morning — and PLM software continues to be a bright spot, with frequent mentions of integration into other areas of the business and the opportunities ahead. Siemens said revenue from the PLM software business...
Quickie: Historic AVEVA surged in FY18

ANSYS Q1 boosted by biggest-ever deal

ANSYS reported Q1 results last week that blew past most estimates and forecasts because the company is starting to reap the benefits of its big-ness. Recall that It has gone from mechanical FEA (ANSYS) to adding CFD (Fluent) to including EMAG (Apache and Ansoft) and...
Nemetschek NEVARIS addresses SMB construction with acquisition

Altair acquires, extends its Carriots IoT the the edge

The pace of news this week … Altair Engineering just announced that it has acquired the intellectual property of CANDI Controls, Inc. and hired CANDI’s software and technology team. I hadn’t heard of CANDI Controls before, so did a little digging. CANDI,...
Nemetschek NEVARIS addresses SMB construction with acquisition

Siemens + Sarokal > 5G. And, what’s 5G?

A while ago, Siemens announced that its Mentor Graphic business was buying Sarokal, makers of software and hardware used in developing and testing 4G and 5G telecomms infrastructure. I didn’t know what that meant and so the good folks at Mentor gave me a crash...