PTC closes year with an IoT acquisition

PTC closes year with an IoT acquisition

Well, that’s cool. PTC may have won the prize for last acquisition in 2013, snapping up ThingWorx for $112 million plus a possible earn-out of up to $18 million. PTC’s press release says that ThingWorx, which markets a platform that enables companies to...
PTC closes year with an IoT acquisition

Siemens acquires TESIS PLMware, connects PLM & ERP

Siemens just announced that it is acquiring TESIS PLMware, known for integrating Siemens’ Teamcenter PLM solution with the alphabet soup of enterprise software: ERP, MES, CRM and SCM. (That’s enterprise resource planning, manufacturing execution systems,...
PTC closes year with an IoT acquisition

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...
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...
PTC closes year with an IoT acquisition

Quickies: AEC earnings show upswing in construction

Time to catch up! Nearly 15 companies reported September quarter earnings while I was away, so to get a the general sense of what they’re reporting I’m going to be summarizing them all over the next few weeks. Today, we’re looking at AEC, the world...
PTC closes year with an IoT acquisition

Autodesk goes CAM!

Autodesk announced this week that it is offering £20.75 per share (for a total of about £172.5 million) to acquire Delcam, the publicly traded UK-based vendor of CAM-specific CAD, manufacturing and inspection solutions. Delcam reported 2012 revenue of £47.1 million,...
Autodesk acquires class-A sufacing from VSR

Autodesk acquires class-A sufacing from VSR

Autodesk announced on Monday that it has acquired “certain technology assets” from Virtual Shape Research GmbH (VSR), a developer of class-A surface modeling and conceptual design software. In an always-awkward turn of phrase, the company said that...
Quickie: ANSYS to acquire Reaction Design

Quickies: Bentley Day 1, some catch-up and more sheep!

A lot happened while I was walking around Yorkshire and we need to cover Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure Day 1, too, so let’s get right to it: ESI Group announced that it has acquired 75% of the equity of CyDesign Labs, a Silicon Valley company that many...
PTC closes year with an IoT acquisition

Quickies: DS preannounces Q3 miss, Hexagon acquires

It’s a holiday for some here in the US, but the PLMish world hardly slows down! First up, Dassault Systèmes announced that it had missed its Q3 targets, with preliminary data showing non-IFRS revenue of €496 million, €24 million short of the company’s...
PTC closes year with an IoT acquisition

Hexagon’s snaps up AHAB for surveying

It’s only Tuesday and Hexagon has already announced two acquisition this week! Yesterday, it was mining and Devex; today it’s GIS and Airborne Hydrography AB (AHAB), which develops and markets airborne laser survey systems for hydrographic (seabed) and...