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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: Siemens acquires to build out Mentor’s IC capabilities

Siemens + Sarokal > 5G. And, what’s 5G?

A while ago, Siemens announced that its Mentor Graphic business was buying Sarokal, makers of software and hardware used in developing and testing 4G and 5G telecomms infrastructure. I didn’t know what that meant and so the good folks at Mentor gave me a crash...
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...
Quickie: Siemens acquires to build out Mentor’s IC capabilities

This time it’s Siemens, acquiring Sarokal for IC testing

The pace of acquisition really doesn’t jibe with the news that capital is getting harder to come by. Either that, or all of these companies have seriously deep pockets. Today. Siemens announced that it place to acquire Sarokal Test Systems to continue the...
Happy 2018 — and, optimize THIS

Happy 2018 — and, optimize THIS

I hope you had a wonderful year-end, filled with people you love. Or tolerate, if that’s how you roll. In any event, as peaceful and relaxing as it could be. I’ve been trying to write a 2017 retrospective and, honestly, the mind boggles. So much happened,...
Quickie: Siemens acquires to build out Mentor’s IC capabilities

Quickie: Siemens acquires Solido for IC design

Siemens continues to fill out its EDA portfolio, announcing today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Solido Design Automation Inc.Siemens says Solido provides “variation-aware design and characterization software to semiconductor companies”....
Bentley’s YII 2017 is all about infrastructure, done well

Bentley’s YII 2017 is all about infrastructure, done well

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, last month I attended Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure (YII) in Singapore. As usual, it was a massive event, with briefings, meetings and presentations (oh so many presentations). To organize my thoughts and try to describe...