Morning coffee: Valentines, sports, earnings and more

Morning coffee: Valentines, sports, earnings and more

Happy Monday! If you’re in the US, odds are you have the day off. Traditionally, you’d be out car shopping but you’re probably still in your jammies, watching the Olympics. Great men’s hockey game on Saturday, huh? Shame it had to be decided on...
ESI acquires CAMMECH as springboard in Asia

ESI acquires CAMMECH as springboard in Asia

It’s been an interesting week. This is the second unanticipated deal to float into my inbox: hot on the heels of Intergraph adding GT STRUDL to its stable is ESI’s news that it has acquired CAMMECH (Cam Mechanical Solutions), based in Ho Chi Minh City,...
Morning coffee: Valentines, sports, earnings and more

Morning coffee: economy, earnings, deals & news

Welcome to a new week! Since we know you had an excellent weekend, overdosing on Olympic coverage, you forgot all that happened last week. Pour yourself a hot beverage and let’s do a quick recap. It’s the Economy … According to payroll data, the US...
ESI acquires CAMMECH as springboard in Asia

Quickies: DS announces Q4 results, Autodesk/Delcam closes

It’s a busy news day in PLMland, so the details will have to come later — but here’s what we know now. Dassault Systèmes reports that Q4 revenue was €565 million, essentially flat with last year and up 5% in constant currencies (cc). For the year,...
ESI acquires CAMMECH as springboard in Asia

HUGE news: DS and Accelrys to merge PLM & chemistry

Dassault Systèmes announced today that it has signed a definitive merger agreement with Accelrys, the provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management (aka SILM) software for chemistry, biology and materials. Under the agreement, DS will make an all-cash offer...
ESI acquires CAMMECH as springboard in Asia

Autodesk gets in on deal action with Circuits.io

If you’re keeping score, Autodesk didn’t make the first PLMish acquisition of 2014 –that was 3D Systems, last week– but the company didn’t wait long to get back in the game. Today, at the Consumer Electronics Show, Autodesk announced that...
ESI acquires CAMMECH as springboard in Asia

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...