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Bassi to replace Sicot as SolidWorks CEO

Bassi to replace Sicot as SolidWorks CEO

After 18 years with SolidWorks, Sicot moves to corporate headquarters to lead indirect sales. Dassault Systèmes today announced it has promoted SolidWorks CEO Bertrand Sicot to vice president of sales in charge of the company’s “value solutions” sales channel. He will be replaced by current vice president of research and development Gian Paolo Bassi. Sicot […]

Adobe has great fourth quarter, celebrates with acquisitions

Adobe has great fourth quarter, celebrates with acquisitions

Adobe reports strong Q4 and fiscal 2014 financial results. Adobe continues to prove the wis­dom behind its seemingly brave bet to go to subscription. CEO Shantanu Narayen proclaimed 2014 to be “an outstanding year” for the company, and Narayen’s bet doesn’t look brave, it looks shrewd. Subscriptions are ahead of predictions and the Adobe Marketing […]

Aveva acquires 8over8 for capital discipline

Aveva acquires 8over8 for capital discipline

Adding increased project control to the operations dashboard for oil and gas project development. Power and process plant design and operations software specialist Aveva opens the new year by adding risk management to its operations oversight portfolio. The Cambridge, UK firm is buying 8over8 Ltd, the developer of ProCon, a risk management platform that connects […]

Autodesk expands Boston operations

Autodesk expands Boston operations

Opens downtown space and acquires Terrible Labs Autodesk maintains very nice head­quarters in the New England corridor, in Waltham, Mass, but according to a story in the Boston Globe by Dennis Keohane, the company is also opening an office in downtown Boston. Along the way, the company has acquired Ter­rible Labs and is funding office […]

By December 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
2014 wasn’t that bad, was it?

2014 wasn’t that bad, was it?

Product introductions from 2013–2014 will make for an eventful 2015 By Kathleen Maher This year saw a return of optimism even as the problems of the en­vironment seem impossibly bleak. Our faith in technology has re­doubled and people are starting to talk crazy: we’re going to live under the sea, we’re going to move to […]

By December 30, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
“What’s with them?”

“What’s with them?”

The most talked about companies and products in design/engineering software in 2014, and how they will be trending in 2015. By Randall S. Newton As managing editor of JPR’s GraphicSpeak website, I travel to a wide variety of industry events in the course of the year. I sit through presentations, conduct interviews, and generally try […]

By December 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Stratasys races from the pole position at Euromold 2014

Stratasys races from the pole position at Euromold 2014

3D printing is growing rapidly in Europe. Stratasys is in leading vertical markets, building a complete ecosystem, and accelerating product development. Correspondent Tom Lansford reports from Frankfurt, Germany. By Tom Lansford Ten years ago at Euromold, 3D printing and related technology occupied a small corner of Hall 11. Today, 3D printing dominates the show and […]

By December 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Qualcomm maintains market leadership in SoC GPUs

Qualcomm maintains market leadership in SoC GPUs

A wild mobile device market supports a wide variety of vendors; consolidation is inevitable. The latest report on the marketplace for System on a Chip (SoC) graphics chips (mobile GPUs) shows Qualcomm maintaining its market leadership and Apple market share slipping as more Android devices come to market. Overall the market for SoCs with GPUs […]

By December 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Workstation market remains solid in third quarter

Workstation market remains solid in third quarter

New report from Jon Peddie Research shows 4.7% gain from 3Q13. The market for workstations remains a healthy one, says Jon Peddie Research it its latest quarterly report. The third quarter of calendar 2014 saw the market ship the second-highest volume total ever recorded. Worldwide, the industry shipped approximately 1.02 million workstations last quarter, posting […]

By December 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Strong AEC results propel Autodesk third quarter

Strong AEC results propel Autodesk third quarter

Revenue was $618 million, up 11% but net income dropped 81% on increased spending.   Autodesk today reported a strong third quarter, led by a 17% increase in revenue from the AEC business segment. Deferred revenue topped $1 billion for the first time, and total billings rose 25% from a year ago. For the third […]

By November 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →