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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 →
Ansys revenue up 10% in third quarter

Ansys revenue up 10% in third quarter

North America sales helped overcome soft results in Europe. Ansys continues to buy back its stock. Ansys has reported a “normal” third quarter—normal for Ansys. For the period ending October 301, 2014 revenue was up 10% from a year earlier, to $234 million. Net income for the period was up 5% to  $65.5 million. Breaking […]

By November 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Autodesk acquires Lagoa for cloud visualization platform

Autodesk acquires Lagoa for cloud visualization platform

For the second time Autodesk has turned to Brazilian Thiago Costa to jumpstart its visualization. Autodesk is acquiring Lagoa, maker of a cloud-based visualization and collaboration platform for product development. Autodesk is not commenting, but sources contacted by both GraphicSpeak and other tech news sites confirm the deal. The purchase price is approximately $60 million. […]

By November 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Webinar to explore workstation mobilization with virtualization

Webinar to explore workstation mobilization with virtualization

JPR’s Alex Herrera to moderate free webinar on how virtualization can empower high-performance visual computing. Jon Peddie Research Senior Analyst Alex Herrera will lead a webinar panel tomorrow, to discuss key business drivers and enabling technologies for graphics-rich remote visualization. The session, “Mobilize workstation users in an everywhere connected world,” is sponsored by Teradici. It […]

By November 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
PTC says the plan is working; Q4 and FY ’14 inline with expectations

PTC says the plan is working; Q4 and FY ’14 inline with expectations

PTC puts 2014 in the win column and sees good growth in the future as the industry enters next wave of product design and manufacture technology.

By November 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Dassault Systèmes reports third quarter results

Dassault Systèmes reports third quarter results

Dassault’s third quarter results are better than they look say CEO Bernard Charlès and he’s got a point. Europe continues to suffer economic aftershocks and the company is going through several major transitions and assimilating acquisitions. Given all that, the company’s steady performance actually looks pretty good.  Dassault Systèmes is the largest enterprise CAD/PLM provider in terms of […]

Nvidia wants to give you $100,000

Nvidia wants to give you $100,000

If you have a small company with a big idea on how to use GPU technology, there might be a check waiting for you at the next Nvidia GPU Technology Conference. Nvidia wants to hand somebody a check for $100,000. Not just anybody, but the CEO of a small company with a big idea on […]

And then there were two

And then there were two

How the HP split will benefit shareholders HP will do what Meg Whitman said shouldn’t be done when she took over—spin off the PC group. Evidently the purchasing power Whitman referred to in her reasons for not selling off the PC group haven’t produced the ROI shareholders want, and it’s time for Plan B. HP […]

By October 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Virtualization for the rest of us

Virtualization for the rest of us

The results of a recent Jon Peddie Research survey on remote graphics and virtualization for design and engineering turned up surprising results. By Jon Peddie A few months ago we conducted a worldwide survey of engineers and managers in the design and engineering field. Our goal was to find out what the level of awareness […]

By October 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Nemetschek acquires Bluebeam for PDF collaboration

Nemetschek acquires Bluebeam for PDF collaboration

Customers of both companies will benefit from the addition of Bluebeam PDF expertise and Nemetschek adherence to open standards.  German software vendor Nemetschek AG announces it will acquire Bluebeam Software, a leading developer of PDF-based collaboration tools for AEC. The purchase price is $100 million. Most of Nemetschek’s revenue is based in AEC, with its […]