Ansys to acquire OnScale

Ansys to acquire OnScale

Ansys to acquire OnScale Do you do your simulation in the cloud? Do you want to? Ansys is betting you do … Ansys just announced that it is acquiring OnScale, providers of a cloud-first simulation platform that, according to OnScale CEO Ian Campbell,...
Ansys to acquire OnScale

Bentley acquires ADINA for FEA

Bentley acquires ADINA for FEA Much more on this when I’m back in the office next week: Bentley announced last night that it has acquired ADINA, makers of finite element analysis (FEA) software — most likely you know of them for ADINA Structures, but ADINA...
Ansys to acquire OnScale

Autodesk to acquire The Wild for XR

Autodesk to acquire The Wild for XR Autodesk just announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire The Wild, makers of The Wild and IrisVR extended reality (XR) solutions. Odds are, if you’ve attended a recent Autodesk University, you’ve seen The...
Ansys to acquire OnScale

The VAR economy: Reseller consolidation continues

The VAR economy: Reseller consolidation continues I don’t write about resellers enough — they are a vitally important part of many users’ PLMish experiences, bringing specialized add-ons, training, and other services to make sense of the (sometimes...
Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day! Today is 3.14, also known by nerds everywhere as Pi Day. This is a (totally made up) day on which we celebrate math, mathematicians, scientists, engineers, designers, analysts, and all who spend their lives working to understand the reality that...
Ansys to acquire OnScale

Super-quick: Spectris calls off Oxford Instruments deal

Super-quick: Spectris calls off Oxford Instruments deal News came this morning that the acquisition of Oxford Instruments by Spectris is off the table. Spectris’ statement says: Whilst … Spectris continues to believe there is a compelling strategic and...
The PLMish world steps up to support Ukraine

The PLMish world steps up to support Ukraine

The PLMish world steps up to support Ukraine A number of design, engineering, and PLM companies are helping to up the pressure on Russia to cease fire in Ukraine, each in their own way and in keeping with their country’s stated positions. Below is some of...
Ansys to acquire OnScale

Altair snaps up Powersim for electronic systems design

Altair snaps up Powersim for electronic systems design Altair just announced that it has acquired Powersim, makers of simulation and design tools for power supplies, motor drives, control systems, and microgrids. I’ve come across Powersim for PSIM, their motor...
ESI set for reinvention with 2021 up on all metrics

ESI set for reinvention with 2021 up on all metrics

ESI set for reinvention with 2021 up on all metrics I’ve been telling you over the last few years that ESI is working on reinventing itself — going from a services-oriented, our-people-will-find-us mentality to a company that’s more outward-facing...
Totally OT — but perhaps useful: World Central Kitchen

Totally OT — but perhaps useful: World Central Kitchen

Totally OT — but perhaps useful: World Central Kitchen I’ve been horrified by the news coming out of Ukraine and truly hate the fact that news outlets never tell you what you can actually DO to help the people featured in the stories they publish. A little...
Ansys to acquire OnScale

Spectris in talks to acquire Oxford Instruments

Spectris in talks to acquire Oxford Instruments Spectris said today that it is in discussion to acquire Oxford Instruments. Spectris, you may remember, is the parent company of HBM nCode, makers of durability and performance analysis software; ReliaSoft, makers of...
ESI set for reinvention with 2021 up on all metrics

AVEVA gives trading update: all to plan

AVEVA gives trading update: all to plan AVEVA issued another one of its terse trading updates, saying that revenue declined “in the low single digits” from a year ago in the fiscal third quarter of 2022 (ended December 31, 2021), “given a very strong...
Ansys to acquire OnScale

Altair gets into PLM with Cassini acquisition

Altair gets into PLM with Cassini acquisition Altair just announced that it has acquired Cassini Systems, a cloud-native PLM platform. Cassini does many of the things you’d expect a PLM to do — vault, manage collaboration, etc.– but perhaps a...
ESI set for reinvention with 2021 up on all metrics

Siemens orders ahead of plan, SaaS booming

Siemens orders ahead of plan, SaaS booming Ah, Siemens. If you thought Hexagon was complicated, buckle in. Siemens AG just reported fiscal Q1 2022 results, and we’re going to roll that into a recap of fiscal 2021. There’s a lot of ground to cover, so...
ESI set for reinvention with 2021 up on all metrics

Hexagon’s solid Q4 sets up digital reality focus for 2022

Hexagon’s solid Q4 sets up digital reality focus for 2022 Hexagon announced its fiscal 2021 results last week and some management changes this week. A quick recap of the news, then some thoughts: For Q4, Total revenue was €1,217 million, up 7% on an organic...
ESI set for reinvention with 2021 up on all metrics

Nemetschek gets AEC earnings off to a strong start

Nemetschek gets AEC earnings off to a strong start Nemetschek reported last week that its Q4 and fiscal 2021 results exceeded the guidance it gave for 2021 — which had already been raised in July after a boffo first half. Final results for 2021 will be announced...
Ansys to acquire OnScale

Flow Science acquired by owner of MAGMA and SIGMA

Flow Science acquired by owner of MAGMA and SIGMA Dr. Flender Holding GmbH announced this week that it acquired 100% of the shares of Flow Science, Inc. in December 2021. Flow Science makes Flow3D, but Flender who, you might ask? (I certainly did.) Turns out that...