Cadence to buy BETA CAE for $1.24 billion

Cadence to buy BETA CAE for $1.24 billion

Cadence to buy BETA CAE for $1.24 billion Wow. Cadence just announced that it is buying all of the shares of BETA CAE Systems for –hold on– $1.24 billion in a cash (60%) and Cadence common stock (40%) deal. That’s a lot of money (IMHO, even for a...
Keysight+ESI = so far, so good

Keysight+ESI = so far, so good

Keysight+ESI = so far, so good We’re deep into earnings season and getting a sense of where things stand. Most PLMish companies seem cautious about the near term, with more optimism about the second half of calendar 2024. I’ll try to do a recap soon, but today, I want...
Altair acquires OmniQuest, maker of Genesis

Altair acquires OmniQuest, maker of Genesis

Altair acquires OmniQuest, maker of Genesis Just across the newswire (here), Altair announced that it has acquired OmniQuest, a company you may know by its former name, Vanderplaats R&D, maker of the Genesis structural analysis and optimization solution. Altair...
Can PLM save the planet?

Can PLM save the planet?

Can PLM save the planet? Creating sustainable product lifecycles was a big-stage topic at every event I attended this spring. Presenters started their talks with dire statistics about a planet in peril and wound up encouraging us to focus on those aspects we can do...
It’s a wrap: A recap of PTC Liveworx 2023

It’s a wrap: A recap of PTC Liveworx 2023

It’s a wrap: A recap of PTC Liveworx 2023 Big user events are back! PTC’s Liveworx filled the Boston Convention Center, a full 12-minute walk from end to end. We had Creo users, Windchill admins, Codebeamer coders, Vuforia wizards, Servigitics partners,...