Siemens announced recently that it has acquired COMSA Computer und Software GmbH. COMSA is a Munich-based company which develops electrical system and harness design software. Its LDorado suite has a strong local market presence as automotive harness design and engineering software. Siemens will be joining COMSA technology with the Mentor business, part of Siemens PLM Software, … [Read more...] about Siemens acquires COMSA to strengthen its expertise in electrical and harness standards
Investors who stayed with MSC when it went private could get a nice payout, even though we think the rumored price is low. Business news sites are reporting officially unconfirmed claims that computer-aided engineering (CAE) developer MSC Software is in talks to be acquired. MSC was a public company from 1983 to 2009. The reports point to private equity firm CVC Capital … [Read more...] about MSC Software acquisition rumors flying
The industrial giant will add Mentor to its existing PLM division. The price was 21% higher than last Friday’s stock price. Siemens (OTCMKTS:SIEGY) today announced it has reached a merger agreement with Mentor Graphics (NASDAQ: MENT) by which the industrial giant will acquire Mentor for $4.5 billion. The price represents a stock value of $37.25 per share. The offer is a 21% … [Read more...] about Siemens to buy Mentor Graphics for $4.5 billion
With design software for both EDA and mechanical, the Oregon company would be a good fit for several CAD firms. Reuters is reporting Mentor Graphics (NASDAQ: MENT) has retained the services of Bank of America to explore “strategic alternatives” which could include a potential sale. The Wilsonville, Oregon company develops design software primarily for electronic design … [Read more...] about Is Mentor Graphics seeking a buyer?
Synopsys will pay $735 million and gain two product lines it covets. Electronic design will soon have one fewer vendor, as Synopsys (Nasdaq: SNPS) has agreed to acquire Magma Design Automation (Nasdaq: LAVA) for approximately $507 million, based upon a price of $7.35 per share of Magma stock. The deal leaves the EDA industry with three primary vendors, the other two being … [Read more...] about EDA consolidation: Synopsys to acquire Magma Design
One early tester of the patent-pending processes says it significantly reduced development costs on an Energy Star-compliant design for a mobile phone charger. Mentor Graphics Corporation says features in its newest release of FloTHERM 3D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software for electronics cooling applications are new to the CAE industry. FloTHERM 3D version 9 … [Read more...] about FloTHERM update adds industry-first thermal analysis bottleneck and shortcut processes