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Ansys closes 2014 with record quarter

Ansys closes 2014 with record quarter

Ansys has one of the largest ratios of net income to revenue in the engineering software industry. Ansys (NASDAQ: ANSS) ended 2014 by setting another record for both fourth quarter and full year revenue.  Revenue in the fourth quarter (ending December 31, 2014) was $254.4 million, up 12% from a year ago. Full year revenue […]

Autodesk revenue rises 13% in fourth quarter

Autodesk revenue rises 13% in fourth quarter

Net income continues to drop with the conversion to subscriptions. Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) saw revenue rise in the fourth quarter, capping a year which saw AEC sales regain a level not seen for several years. Revenue was $665 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 (ended January 31, 2015), up 13% compared to 4Q14; […]

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Keeping a watch on CAD industry trends

Keeping a watch on CAD industry trends

The CADspeed blog puts our Kathleen Maher in the interview chair. Usually the people who report and comment on the news try to stay in the shadows as much as possible. But sometimes it just isn’t possible these days. CADspeed, a blog on industry trends published by Cadalyst, recently asked Kathleen Maher, our Editor-in-Chief and […]

By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Venue set for JPR gaming hardware press conference

Venue set for JPR gaming hardware press conference

SF Green Space on Mission will host the JPR Dessert and Data session. Two EVGA boards will be given away. Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has announced the location of its Dessert and Data press conference as part of its participation in the 2015 Game Developers Conference. Dr. Jon Peddie and the JPR team will discuss […]

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Graphics add-in board market down in fourth quarter

Graphics add-in board market down in fourth quarter

Quarter-to-quarter shipments decreased 0.7%, and 017.5% year-to-year; Nvidia increases market share lead. Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has announced estimated graphics add-in-board (AIB) shipments and suppliers’ market share for the fourth quarter of 2014. The news was encouraging and seasonally understandable; quarter-to-quarter, the market decreased -0.68% (compared to the desktop PC market, which decreased 3.53% ). […]

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
GPU shipments down in fourth quarter of 2014

GPU shipments down in fourth quarter of 2014

Nvidia gained at the expense of AMD and Intel. Gaming is still the market’s bright spot. The new market report on graphics processing units (GPUs) from Jon Peddie Research (JPR) shows total shipments were down in the fourth quarter of 2014 (ending December 31, 2014). Measured on a sequential basis, Nvidia shipments were up 3%, […]

By February 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Michael Gough moves from Adobe to Microsoft’s ASG group

Michael Gough moves from Adobe to Microsoft’s ASG group

Michael Gough spearheaded design innovation at Adobe and he hopes to do the same at Microsoft.  Earlier in February, 2015, Microsoft announced the appointment of Michael Gough as vice president of design for the Applications and Services group. He will work for Julie Larson-Green, Microsoft’s chief experience officer. Gough was previously at Adobe Systems where […]

By February 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bentley acquires Acute3D to extend Reality Modeling portfolio

Bentley acquires Acute3D to extend Reality Modeling portfolio

Existing conditions taken with any camera become part of a high fidelity virtual model. Drones are becoming popular for gathering current physical conditions.  Bentley Systems has acquired Acute3D, maker of software for aligning photographs of existing conditions with 3D models to create what Bentley calls reality modeling. The data can come from any photo device […]

By February 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Dassault Systèmes revenue up 19% in Euros in fourth quarter

Dassault Systèmes revenue up 19% in Euros in fourth quarter

Annual revenue tops $3 billion for the first time. Currency fluctuations were a doubled-edged sword for the French company. By Randall S. Newton Dassault Systèmes (OTCPK: DASTY) closed 2014 with a strong fourth quarter. Total revenue of €673.2 million was a quarterly record, up 19% (16% in constant currencies). Measured in US Dollars growth was […]

Autodesk announces subscription transition plans for new software licenses

Autodesk announces subscription transition plans for new software licenses

The move to subscriptions is about the payment scheme and the terms of legal use, not about whether the product runs on the cloud or the desktop. Autodesk suites are not yet moving to the subscription model. Autodesk today announced new commercial seats of most standalone desktop software products will be available only by Desktop Subscription, […]