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Autodesk first quarter revenue better than expected

Autodesk first quarter revenue better than expected

Despite going through a major transition, revenue was up 4%, but net income was down. Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) today reported better than expected first quarter results, given the company is going through a multi-quarter business model transition, moving away from selling perpetual licenses and into a variety of subscription-based offerings. Revenue for the first quarter [...]

PTC’s big picture is getting bigger

PTC’s big picture is getting bigger

PTC has been tirelessly outlining its strategy for an extended view of PLM that integrates design, software, service, and operation. GfxSpeak sums it up.

Ansys sets Q1 revenue record, acquires SpaceClaim

Ansys sets Q1 revenue record, acquires SpaceClaim

Geopolitical tension slowed sales in Europe. Big industrial equipment makers were among the biggest buyers in the quarter. Ansys today reported record first quarter revenue, and also announced it is acquiring SpaceClaim, the 3D MCAD tool that made a big splash a few years ago with its combination of direct editing and built-in interoperability. (See [...]

Ansys acquires SpaceClaim for $85 million

Ansys acquires SpaceClaim for $85 million

The broad appeal of SpaceClaim to part-time CAD users matches well with the CAD-neutral approach of Ansys. Ansys has acquired SpaceClaim, the venture-capital funded 3D MCAD tool that made a big splash a few years ago with its combination of direct editing and built-in interoperability. The deal closed April 30, 2014 and was announced today. [...]

There is still a place for Windows in the maturing mobile market

There is still a place for Windows in the maturing mobile market

The software developer with code on more desktops than Microsoft believes the Enterprise still wants Windows on mobile devices.  Increased demand for 3D PDF is part of the shift. Tech Soft 3D (TS3D), the small graphics software development house based in Bend, Oregon has only 450 customers—all of them other software companies. Because they supply complicated [...]

PTC turns in good second quarter

PTC turns in good second quarter

CAD and PLM are slow but steady; new markets are starting to kick in.  PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) reported second quarter results that compare favorably with year-ago results. Revenue in the quarter (ending March 29, 2014) was $329 million, up 5% from a year earlier. The company’s newest acquisitions, Enigma, NetIDEAS, and ThingWorx, contributed $4 million [...]

Dassault Systemes revenue up 8% in Europe

Dassault Systemes revenue up 8% in Europe

A stock split and a change of registry overshadow financial results. Catia sales are down. PLM vendor Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: DSY.PA) saw revenue rise by 9% in the first quarter of 2014, compared with 1Q13. Total revenue was €502.2 million ($688.1 million). In constant currencies revenue was up 8%. Net income was €53.9 million [...]

Bentley Systems reports revenue, income, and plans

Bentley Systems reports revenue, income, and plans

Bentley Systems reports an 8% increase in revenue to $593 million in 2013; increases family and employee ownership to 98%.  Bentley Systems, a private company, announced its 2013 annual results in a call to press and analysts on April 16. The company has made a practice of annual reporting even though it is private and [...]

Nvidia VMware partnership will extend high-performance graphics throughout the enterprise

Nvidia VMware partnership will extend high-performance graphics throughout the enterprise

Nvidia now has access to VMware’s 76% market share in enterprise computing. By Jon Peddie Last week at Nvidia’s annual GPU Tech Conference (GTC) in San Jose, the company announced VMware is adding virtualized GPU (vGPU) support to vSphere, an enhanced suite of tools for cloud computing. That will bring Nvidia GRID technology to its [...]

Nvidia delivers next-generation mobile gaming GPUs

Nvidia delivers next-generation mobile gaming GPUs

Razor and Lenovo are among the vendors shipping notebook computers with the new chips. By Jon Peddie Nvidia is rolling out the new GeForce GTX 8xxM series just in time for this week’s Game Developers Conference and Nvidia’s own GPU Technology Conference next week. The new chip is designed for gaming laptops and other portable [...]

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