CAE is cautiously optimistic: News from Altair, ANSYS, and ESI

PTC and Ansys DON’T preannounce

PTC and Ansys DON’T preannounce What a strange time, when it’s notable that companies just go ahead and schedule their earnings releases as per normal, like PTC did today (for April 29), or craft a special letter to investors that ends with the earnings...
Ansys acquires Lumerical for photonics ICs

Ansys acquires Lumerical for photonics ICs

Ansys acquires Lumerical for photonics ICs Ansys just announced that it will acquire Lumerical, maker of the DEVICE suite of component-level simulation products for modeling the optical, electrical and thermal effects in the performance of photonic integrated...
CAE is cautiously optimistic: News from Altair, ANSYS, and ESI

Quickie: ANSYS beats expectations in Q3

Hot Topics I’m battling the flu/plague/chest infection/dunno so this has to be written between sneezes and coughs. I’ll be more thorough after I’ve listened to the earnings call. ANSYS reported Q3 revenue and earnings ahead of their own forecasts,...
Ansys acquires Lumerical for photonics ICs

Quickie: ANSYS snaps up Dynardo for PIDO

Blog ANSYS just announced that it is will acquire long-time partner Dynardo, maker of optiSLang, a process integration and design optimization (PIDO) tool. I first became aware of Dynardo years ago, when it presented at a conference about the work it was doing in...
CAE is cautiously optimistic: News from Altair, ANSYS, and ESI

ANSYS hit Q2 out of the park

One giant deal, several large deals and new accounting rules helped ANSYS report a Q2 that knocked most metrics out of the park**. Details are below, but the main takeaway, for me, of ANSYS’ Q2 is this: being a one-stop shop matters. Having the ability to...
CAE is cautiously optimistic: News from Altair, ANSYS, and ESI

More earnings-apalooza: ANSYS, Trimble and FARO

Sorry – no unifying theme for this afternoon’s earnings announcements from ANSYS, Trimble and FARO. ANSYS is the CAE powerhouse; Trimble makes design, measurement and other software used in the construction, mining, trucking and similar industries. Both...
Ansys acquires Lumerical for photonics ICs

ANSYS buys Granta for materials intel

You saw this one coming, right? Two in one week, though …. ANSYS announced last night that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Granta Design, maker of materials intelligence solutions, critical for accurate simulations of material and device...
Ansys acquires Lumerical for photonics ICs

PTC buys Frustum, as gen des heats up

Not sure what gen des is? Generative design is the use of assistive technologies to help refine a design. Need a chair to hold a certain sized person? Give a gen des tool a set of parameters, and let it design the chair for you — that’s called topology...
CAE is cautiously optimistic: News from Altair, ANSYS, and ESI

ANSYS’ strong Q2 highlights portfolio effect

Note: This blog was written before ANSYS updated its prepared remarks, which lowered the number of big deals from 35 to 27 and the size of the largest from $30 million to $16 million. You can read about that here — but none of the company’s revenue,...