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Longdon out as Aveva CEO

Longdon out as Aveva CEO

Twice-failed merger attempt with Schneider Electric leads to management shake-up. After almost 17 years at the helm, Richard Longdon is out as CEO at Aveva, the process and power design software firm. In an orderly transition, Longdon will remain as President for 12 months and current Chief Financial Officer James and board member James Kidd […]

By July 11, 2016 Read More →
Autodesk buys PCB layout design company

Autodesk buys PCB layout design company

CadSoft Eagle is popular with professionals and makers.  The parent company wants out of the software business.   Autodesk has acquired the company behind a popular printed circuit board (PCB) design software product. CadSoft Eagle, based in Germany, has been a subsidiary of UK-based Farnell Electronics Group. Autodesk has not announced the purchase, since the […]

By July 1, 2016 Read More →
Extended PC buying cycle drove the add-in board market in first quarter

Extended PC buying cycle drove the add-in board market in first quarter

AMD gains market share on Nvidia. The market for add-in graphics boards (AIB) increased in the first quarter of 2016, according to the latest market report from Jon Peddie Research. AMD gained market share for the fourth consecutive quarter. Quarter-to-quarter AIB shipments increased 4.8% and 5.8% year-to-year. The JPR AIB Report tracks computer add-in graphics […]

By May 25, 2016 Read More →
A mixed quarter for graphics chips

A mixed quarter for graphics chips

AMD increased notebook market share from last quarter, while Nvidia saw a tiny market share increase year-over-year. The GPU market and the PC market in general continued to slide as users and corporations have stretched out their refresh rates, says Jon Peddie Research. Reporting on sales of graphics chips to computer manufacturers for the first […]

By May 24, 2016 Read More →
Autodesk Q1 revenue down, as expected

Autodesk Q1 revenue down, as expected

Transition to subscriptions is going well, but the short-term revenue hit remains strong. Autodesk (ADSK: NASDAQ) has reported first quarter results for fiscal 2017 that are in line with its long-term forecast for moving revenue from product purchases to subscriptions. During this transition, quarterly revenue is impacted because more revenue is recognized over the course […]

By May 20, 2016 Read More →
Ansys Q1 new reality: slower, more steady growth

Ansys Q1 new reality: slower, more steady growth

Net income is up 16% on 4% growth. A $10 million sale was booked in the quarter.   For years Ansys (ANSS: Nasdaq) has been the high-growth stock in the engineering software industry. But as the industry matures, even a high-flyer like Ansys eventually had to come down to Earth; first quarter results confirm the […]

By May 6, 2016 Read More →
Dassault Systèmes net income rises 27% in first quarter

Dassault Systèmes net income rises 27% in first quarter

All division and regions reported modest growth. Dassault Systèmes has reported first quarter results that saw modest single-digit percentage growth in most product lines and regions. The Enovia data management unit continues to show above average growth, 11% this quarter (year over year). Total revenue for the first quarter (ending March 31, 2016) was €691.4 […]

By April 25, 2016 Read More →
PTC second quarter results don’t fit the old Wall Street metrics

PTC second quarter results don’t fit the old Wall Street metrics

Software subscriptions are rising briskly, but that means a short-term hit in revenue. PTC CEO James Heppelmann told Wall Street what he thought was great news; new booking of software subscriptions in the second quarter of 2016 were above the high-end of previously issued guidance. This is great for the long-term future of PTC, but […]

By April 21, 2016 Read More →
Adobe adds adds on to its Creative Cloud SDK

Adobe adds adds on to its Creative Cloud SDK

Adobe builds on its SDK and introduces Adobe I/O as a central resources for developer. The site will maintain APIs and SDKs for Creative Cloud, Adobe Marketing Cloud, Adobe Doc Cloud.  Adobe has announced new additions to its SDK and it has also introduced Adobe I/O, a developer’s resource site. It includes technical documentation and […]

By April 21, 2016 Read More →
Intel goes in for an alignment

Intel goes in for an alignment

The wheels aren’t coming off, but they are bit out of line Intel Corporation, one of the best and biggest engineering companies in the world, has had to make a reality check. Those are tough times for any company or individual, tough but essential if you’re going to survive. Intel is going to survive, make […]

By April 20, 2016 Read More →