Quickie: Exa’s Q2 revenue up 7% but cautious

Quickie: Exa’s Q2 revenue up 7% but cautious

Exa Corp. today reported fiscal Q2 revenue of $12.7 million, up 7% as reported and up 10% in constant currencies. CEO Steve Remondi said in the press release that “the return to customer spending that we started to see at the beginning of the year continued in...
CD-adapco brings HEEDS in-house

CD-adapco brings HEEDS in-house

CD-adapco today announced that it has acquired Red Cedar Technology, maker of HEEDS Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) software and SHERPA, a search method to find optimum designs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. This is big, in that it takes CD-adapco...
Quickie: Exa’s Q2 revenue up 7% but cautious

ESI Q1: buoyed by BRIC and OpenCFD

Still working to catch up on what happened while you were at PTC Live? Me too! Honestly, it would be so much simpler if everything just went on hold while we’re these things, right?! Not gonna happen, so catch-up it is. In addition to 3D Systems trying to...
Quickie: Exa’s Q2 revenue up 7% but cautious

Exa’s Q1 is back on track

Exa Corporation just announced results for its first quarter of fiscal 2014, which ended April 30, 2013. CEO Steve Remondi said that “revenue for the quarter was at the high end of our guidance, increasing 11%, or 14% on a constant currency basis, from a year...
Quickie: Exa’s Q2 revenue up 7% but cautious

ESI falters, costs outpace revenue at year end

ESI yesterday provided more details on its results for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2013. As we posted after the preliminary announcement last month, total revenue was up 16% year/year to €109 million. However, the company’s cautious outlook and...
CD-adapco: physics, usability & performance

CD-adapco: physics, usability & performance

CAE user conferences, for me, are all about fighting to understand. I’m an engineer but not a scientist, so I’m usually OK in these very technical presentations until the equations start flying. Then I can easily veer off-track as I try to figure out...
Quickie: Exa’s Q2 revenue up 7% but cautious

Exa ends year on weak note, looks to growth in F2014

Exa Corporation reported lackluster results for the quarter that ended January 31, 2013, but says that business has already picked up, leading to optimism for fiscal 2014. CEO Steve Remondi told investors that the budget delays seen in FQ4 are largely behind them and...
CD-adapco’s STAR conference: space, smoke & more space

CD-adapco’s STAR conference: space, smoke & more space

As is usually the case, CD-adapco’s annual STAR Global Conference aims to teach much more than one human can absorb in a few days. I usually walk away with my brain spinning, but energized and excited by the potential of CD-adapco’s solutions to help...
Quickie: Exa’s Q2 revenue up 7% but cautious

ANSYS revenue up 11% in Q4, looks at 10%-13% in 2013

ANSYS today reported results for Q4 and full-year 2012 that, while good, highlight the slow growth in Q4 of the company’s non-Apache products. Since ANSYS has been such an aggressive aggregator of simulation technologies, it wouldn’t surprise me to see...
CAE competence management: are we ready?

CAE competence management: are we ready?

There’s an apocryphal story in CAE: A number of years ago, an auto company decided to see how consistently CAE was applied across its organization. Management asked a number of individual analysts to solve the same problem using the same code. Lo and behold,...