5 quick take-aways from Siemens Automation Summit

5 quick take-aways from Siemens Automation Summit

I spent last week at the Siemens Automation Summit, learning lots and speaking with many, many people who program PLCs, HMIs and otherwise make manufacturing facilities hum. I’m still trying to figure out what to write about in more detail, but here are a five...
PTC’s LiveWorx foreshadows digital transformations

PTC’s LiveWorx foreshadows digital transformations

PTC’s LiveWorx foreshadows digital transformations Technology. Business partnerships. Longtime customers, dragged forward. New customers to be wooed. PTC’s annual user conference, now called LiveWorx, is barely over and there is so much to digest and to...
Quick update on PTC + Rockwell

Quick update on PTC + Rockwell

I’m at PTC’s LiveWorx user conference this week. Yesterday, CEO Jim Heppelmann gave a bit more detail on the partnership with Rockwell Automation, announced last week. A quick recap: Rockwell is buying 8.4% of PTC’s shares for around $1 billion. PTC...
A few implications of PTC+Rockwell

A few implications of PTC+Rockwell

Yesterday, all I had time to do was tell you about Rockwell Automation’s $1 billion stock buy of newly issued shares of PTC, but not to muse on the implications. To be clear, PTC says it will use the proceeds to buy back shares so that the overall effect of this...
Siemens FQ2 results highlight sharp growth in PLM

Siemens FQ2 results highlight sharp growth in PLM

Siemens released its fiscal Q2 results this morning — and PLM software continues to be a bright spot, with frequent mentions of integration into other areas of the business and the opportunities ahead. Siemens said revenue from the PLM software business...
Quickie: Rockwell invests $1 billion in PTC for IoT & smart factory

Altair acquires, extends its Carriots IoT the the edge

The pace of news this week … Altair Engineering just announced that it has acquired the intellectual property of CANDI Controls, Inc. and hired CANDI’s software and technology team. I hadn’t heard of CANDI Controls before, so did a little digging. CANDI,...
Siemens FQ2 results highlight sharp growth in PLM

PTC’s FQ2 featured ‘strong’ CAD, PLM performance

PTC announced results on Wednesday that were, in a single word, impressive. Growth across most revenue categories, product lines, channels — and with positive outlook for the rest of 2018, too, which means no deals were pulled from the future into the fiscal second...
Siemens shines at Chicago’s DMDII

Siemens shines at Chicago’s DMDII

Siemens held another one of its innovation days a few weeks ago, this time at the UI LABS DMDII facility in Chicago. I’ve attended several of these at Siemens HQ in Munich; this was the first I’ve been to at a neutral site and the focus was completely different. In...
Siemens FQ2 results highlight sharp growth in PLM

10 things: PLMish earnings show confidence and growth

I’ve been recapping earnings for you for years but with the ready availability of the source materials it seems silly to just reproduce it all and make you hunt for my commentary. To make this more productive for you and for me, we’re trying something new: I’m...