Quickies: new year’s news round-up

Quickies: new year’s news round-up

Happy New Year and welcome back! So much happened as we swapped 2013 calendars for 2014 (and dealt with blizzards, ships stuck in the ice and goodness-knows-what) that we all need a bit of a recap. In no particular order: PTC made the last acquisition in the PLMish...
Quickies: new year’s news round-up

Quickies: DS, 3D Systems, Hexagon buy; Exa reports

While I’m at AU with 10,000 of my dearest friends, the PLMish world keeps rolling with acquisitions and earnings. Early this morning, Dassault Systèmes announced that it has acquired an 84% controlling interest in Realtime Technology AG (RTT), a provider of what...
Quickies: A sweet acquisition & more

Quickies: A sweet acquisition & more

A couple of quickies to start your day — and lovely pictures that will make you want to eat dessert first! 3D Systems announced yesterday that it has acquired a start-up that prints customized, multi-dimensional, edible confections from real sugar. The Sugar Lab...
Quickies: new year’s news round-up

3D Printing Earnings: up Up UP

Things are jumping in the world of 3D printing. We’ve got earnings, partnerships, acquisitions and boosters so let’s get right to it. If you’re a veteran, be sure to read the last paragraph. Some are predicting that the market for 3D printing is...
Quickies: new year’s news round-up

3D Systems moves into metal, snaps up Phenix

Not surprisingly, while a lot of us were at PTC’s Live Global user conference in Anaheim this week, everyone else was doing … whatever they were doing. And that, it turns out was quite a bit. 3D Systems Acquires (Most of) Phenix Systems 3D Systems makes...
Earnings update, 3D printer edition — looks good!

Earnings update, 3D printer edition — looks good!

This earnings season has been incredibly busy and I have fallen far, far behind in summarizing the highlights. To try to catch up a bit, I’ll be grouping these companies by general product category for you, since that’s so much more useful than...
Quickies: new year’s news round-up

Quickies: Uncertain economy drags down March quarter

It’s a busy week for earnings reports from engineering software companies. While I work on longer-form reports, here are a few quotes from my notes. Note that these are not 100% representative of the company’s March quarter reports — in other words,...
Quickies: new year’s news round-up

Quickie: 3D Systems closes Geomagic acquisition

As expected, 3D Systems today announced that the Geomagic deal has closed. To recap, 3D Systems paid $55 million in cash to add Geomagic’s 3D design, sculpting and inspection scan processing solutions to its portfolio. Geomagic is expected to be accretive to...
Quickies: new year’s news round-up

DDD Q4 revenue up 45% on printer demand

3D Systems (DDD) today reported record revenue for both Q4 and fiscal 2012, as the hype around rapid prototyping continued to drive demand for its 3D printers and supplies. Q4 revenue was up 45% to $102 million; organic revenue was up 19%. For the year, revenue grew...
Quickies: new year’s news round-up

Quickies: Acquisitions news from the break

Welcome back! While some of us were out of the office, others were clearly hard at work and doing more than sipping eggnog. This week, we’ll try to catch up. Acquisitions didn’t seem to slow down one bit as the year rolled over, as a number of companies...