Siemens acquires South African distributor ESTEQ

Siemens acquires South African distributor ESTEQ

And the news keeps rolling: Siemens Digital Industries Software (fka Siemens PLM Software) just announced that it will acquire select assets of ESTEQ, a PLMish distributor in South Africa. [Not in the deal is ESTEQ’s Test and Measurement business; it remains...
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 to acquire Lightwork Design

Siemens to acquire Lightwork Design

In transit, so this has to be brief: Siemens just announced that it is acquiring Lightwork Design — the people you likely know for their gorgeous rendering software, Lightworks. Siemens says that this type of realistic imaging will “help customers address...
Siemens FQ3 flatish, PLM “outstanding”, reorg looms

Siemens FQ3 flatish, PLM “outstanding”, reorg looms

Yesterday Siemens announced the acquisition of Mendix; today’s news was fiscal third quarter earnings and a reorg. Tariffs came up early and often, as the uncertainty surrounding global trading frameworks affect many parts of Siemens’ business. Lack of...
Siemens acquires South African distributor ESTEQ

Siemens acquires Mendix to accelerate MindSphere rollout

Siemens announced earlier today that it plans to acquire Mendix, a company that makes what is called a “low code” application development platform. If you program from scratch in Fortran (horrors), C, C++, C#, that’s not low-code. Low-code is a...
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...