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Euro decline leads Ansys to an unusual flat quarter

Euro decline leads Ansys to an unusual flat quarter

The CAE vendor is usually a poster child for double-digit growth. Ansys (ANSS: Nasdaq) today reported second quarter results atypical of the Ansys we’ve become familiar with. Revenue for the quarter (ending June 30, 2015) was $235.48 million, up 1.3% from a year ago. The blame goes to currency fluctuations, mostly the continued slide of […]

JPR names panel for annual Siggraph press luncheon

JPR names panel for annual Siggraph press luncheon

This year’s all-star panel will discuss how the real and the virtual are becoming one in computer graphics.    It was just about 20 years when movies changed forever. We were introduced to re-incarnated dinosaurs in Jurassic Park (1993) with combined digital creatures and live action. Then there was Jim Carrey transforming into a real-life […]

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Computer Graphics market to exceed $235 billion by 2018

Computer Graphics market to exceed $235 billion by 2018

New Jon Peddie Research update shows graphics a continuing driver of computer industry growth. The computer graphics industry has been a growth industry since it was established in the late 1970s. It has weathered the storms of recessions and has emerged with renewed vigor and potential, partly due to a big boost from mobile and […]

PTC Q3 results in a word: Ouch!

PTC Q3 results in a word: Ouch!

Monstrous gains for Internet of Things doesn’t compensate for lackluster quarter in core businesses.   By Randall S. Newton PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) delivered news they would rather have swept under the rug with their third quarter 2015 financial report. It was a down quarter for total revenue, net income, software revenue, earnings per share, and […]

Dassault Systèmes net profit up 50% in second quarter

Dassault Systèmes net profit up 50% in second quarter

All divisions and regions reported growth despite continued currency fluctuations. Despite continuing fluctuations in currency values across the globe, Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: DSY.PA) reported a solid second quarter. Measured in constant currencies, total revenue for the quarter ending June 30, 2015 was €715.7 million, up 16% from the second quarter one year ago. Software […]

Aveva and Schneider Electric agree to a reverse merger

Aveva and Schneider Electric agree to a reverse merger

Aveva can loosen its belt and get comfortable as it becomes larger than Bentley Systems as a result of this complex deal. Plant design and engineering software company Aveva has struck a reverse merger deal with Schneider Electric. Cambridge, UK-based Aveva (LON: AVV) will receive Schneider’s software unit for approximately $857.7 million (£550 million). In […]

The 3MF format pulls ahead with important new members

The 3MF format pulls ahead with important new members

The 3MF consortium has reached an important milestone with the participation of key members including 3D Systems, Stratasys, Siemens PLM, SLM Solutions, and Materialise. Meanwhile, Microsoft has figured out a new way to do standards with the Joint Development Foundation.

Former Mainframe2 nets $10 million in VC funding

Former Mainframe2 nets $10 million in VC funding

Renamed Frame, the cloud-based hosting service for software is becoming popular with graphics software vendors. Frame (formally known as Mainframe2) an online platform that lets users run any software in a browser, announces securing $10 million in Series A funding from a trio of Silicon Valley venture capital firms. Dr. Nikola Bozinovic started Frame in […]

Autodesk announces 1 million Exchange Apps downloads

Autodesk announces 1 million Exchange Apps downloads

Autodesk’s Apps Exchange store reaches the one million download mark.

Nvidia to acquire TransGaming game portability technology

Nvidia to acquire TransGaming game portability technology

Nvidia pays $3.75 million to speed up the porting of games to its Android Shield environment. Nvidia is acquiring technology assets and related customer lists from Canadian software house TransGaming Inc. (TSX VENTURE: TNG). Nvidia will use the new tech to strengthen its gaming initiatives, including porting existing games for their new line of Android Shield devices. […]