Siemens weighs in on 2020 and 2021 — and is optimistic

Siemens weighs in on 2020 and 2021 — and is optimistic

Siemens weighs in on 2020 and 2021 — and is optimistic Last month, I was fortunate enough to speak with Tony Hemmelgarn, CEO Siemens’ Digital Industries Software division. Mr. Hemmelgarn oversees much of what we think of as Siemens’ PLM business,...
Mostly OT: 5 on a Friday

Mostly OT: 5 on a Friday

I can’t remember the last time I did one of these –and perhaps they are totally not cool anymore, but then, neither am I. Here are 5 things that defined my week, including a couple of PLMish bits at the end: 1. The Inauguration, no surprise, was a big part...
What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

If you’re Siemens, apparently it’s plenty. If you tuned into the PLMish news last week, you’ll likely know that Siemens PLM Software is now Siemens Digital Industries Software and that the overarching umbrella brand for that software is Xcelerator....
Quickie: Siemens adds UltraSoC to its semiconductor design offering

CAE roll-ups continue, with Siemens and Altair active

I work with a lot of investors and software companies, and perhaps the most common question I am asked is, what’s left to acquire? It’s rare that an industrial company acquires a simulation provider (as Juul did when it snapped up Envenio); this is usually...
Simcenter Prague: towards digital twin maturity

Simcenter Prague: towards digital twin maturity

Last month I spent time with the Siemens Simcenter team and a couple hundred of their top customers, talking all things CAE. We covered CFD, how AR/VR fits into simulation workflows, where optimization can and should be applied, how to leverage the intersection of...
Siemens all in on digitalization and the digital twin

Siemens all in on digitalization and the digital twin

I spent most of a week with Siemens –the PLM team plus an assortment of colleagues from across the AG and maybe 150 media and analysts– to learn more about the PLM business, the recent Mentor Graphics and TASS acquisitions, and to try to gauge how the AG...