Morning coffee: earnings & manufacturing at the White House

Morning coffee: earnings & manufacturing at the White House

Happy Monday! We hope you had an excellent weekend and that your favorite movie won big at the Oscars. Pour a cup and let’s do a quick recap of last week as we warm up to a new one. It’s the Economy … A strong “meh” isn’t really the news we want, but...
Quickies: New record for Cimatron, ANSYS at midpoint in Q4

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 record for Cimatron, ANSYS at midpoint in Q4

Quickies: CAE earnings show fx, momentum effects

It’s been a busy Fall — and Winter is creeping up fast while there are still Q3 earnings to write about. Crazy, right?! We’re tackling them one PLM-subgroup at a time. Last up, AEC; this time, CAE. ESI reported yesterday that Q3 (which for them ended...
Quickies: New record for Cimatron, ANSYS at midpoint in Q4

Altair adds EMSS to its portfolio

Altair Engineering just announced that it is acquiring EM Software & Systems (EMSS), developer of the FEKO electromagnetic simulation suite. EMSS has actually been around since the 1990s but, as a South African company, has struggled to be known on an...
Quickies: New record for Cimatron, ANSYS at midpoint in Q4

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...
Quickie: ANSYS to acquire Reaction Design

Quickie: ANSYS to acquire Reaction Design

A very quick update to share some news I think is really exciting: ANSYS is merging with Reaction Design, maker of solutions for modeling and simulating certain types of chemical reactions. CHEMKIN, Reaction Design’s flagship products, is used by designers in...
Quickies: New record for Cimatron, ANSYS at midpoint in Q4

ANSYS Q2 revenue up 10%, sees some volatility

ANSYS struggled in Q1 and, apparently, at the start of Q2 but seems to have ended the quarter with a bang. CEO Jim Cashman told investors that Q2 saw strong contributions from all parts of the business, across all product areas and from software license, maintenance...
SIMULIA shines the spotlight on topology optimization

SIMULIA shines the spotlight on topology optimization

Dassault Systèmes recently announced the acquisition of FE-DESIGN Group, makers of TOSCA for topology optimization. DS’ SIMULIA brand had already released a TOSCA-based Abaqus product, Abaqus ATOM, and the relationship between SIMULIA and FE-DESIGN was good, so...
Quickies: New record for Cimatron, ANSYS at midpoint in Q4

ANSYS beats some expectations, lowers others

ANSYS is in a no-win situation: reporting the best first-quarter revenue in its history, within its guidance for the first quarter but lower than some financial analysts had expected. Too, like many other tech companies, ANSYS lowered its revenue forecast for the rest...