Siemens acquires integrated circuit software developer Solido Design Automation to strengthen its digital offerings

Siemens is strengthening its digitalization offerings – in particular, its product lifecycle management platform – through a new acquisition.

Siemens has reached an agreement to acquire Solido Design Automation, a provider of machine learning-based variation-aware design and characterization software.

Siemens says the purchase will strengthen the integrated circuit design and verification technologies it already offers through Mentor, a previous acquisition.  Continue reading Siemens acquires integrated circuit software developer Solido Design Automation to strengthen its digital offerings

Scania opts for Dassault Systèmes platform to develop new generation of vehicles

Scania, one of the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, has partnered with Dassault Systèmes to develop a new generation of trucks and buses. 

Scania, which is part of the Volkswagen group, employs approximately 46,000 people in 100 countries. It claims to have delivered more than 81,000 commercial vehicles to customers in 2016.

This year, among the new developments for Scania is the expansion of its alternative energy bus range, including hybrid vehicles, a record number of which – 140 – the company has been contracted to supply to public transport authorities in Norway.  Continue reading Scania opts for Dassault Systèmes platform to develop new generation of vehicles

Gerber’s YuniquePLM claims to be the fashion industry’s ‘number-one’ product lifecycle management platform

For fashion companies across the globe, managing data is one of the most time-consuming tasks.

Those companies which have implemented a product lifecycle management system are more able to decrease time to market and optimize a single source of data across their supply chain easily.

Bill Brewster, vice president and general manager, enterprise software solutions at Gerber, says: “Digitalization is imperative to thrive today and our customers are embracing it.

“They are realizing the benefit of centralized / single version of the truth that’s achieved by implementing a PLM system and that is evident by the growth in numbers this year.”  Continue reading Gerber’s YuniquePLM claims to be the fashion industry’s ‘number-one’ product lifecycle management platform

Siemens selects Blue Software for proofing and artwork annotation in its product lifecycle management software

 

Blue Software, a provider of design collaboration software, says its proofing and artwork annotation technology is now available as “advanced proofing” in the Siemens Teamcenter portfolio.

Siemens claims its Teamcenter is the world’s most widely used digital lifecycle management software.

Anyway, it’s part of Siemens’ product lifecycle management software business. A list of popular PLMs can be found hereContinue reading Siemens selects Blue Software for proofing and artwork annotation in its product lifecycle management software

General Electric deepening its interest in the software business

 

General Electric claims it was the first company to have launched an industrial internet of things platform when it released Predix last year.

The company’s software business unit, GE Digital, has been generating revenues of more than $4 billion a year, and looks like it’s strongly influencing the future direction of the overall business.

Another of the big ideas at GE is the “Brilliant Factory” concept, which is essentially the digitalisation of anything and everything that can be digitised in a manufacturing or industrial process.  Continue reading General Electric deepening its interest in the software business

Siemens buys Infolytica to further expand its product lifecycle management offering

Siemens has entered into an agreement to acquire Montreal, Canada-based Infolytica, expanding the company’s simulation suite into electromagnetics.

Infolytica is said to be one of the original pioneers in the field of simulating low-frequency electromagnetics and its market-leading simulation software is used by manufacturers worldwide to predict electromagnetic and thermal performance.

This accelerates the development of reliable and optimized solutions for electric and electromagnetic devices such as electric machines – including motors, generators and transformers – as well as sensors, induction heating, magnetic resonance imaging, and shielding.  Continue reading Siemens buys Infolytica to further expand its product lifecycle management offering

Stibo Systems launches new version of its Spire product lifecycle management software

 

Stibo Systems has launched the latest version of its product lifecycle management software.

Stibo says its new SpirePLM 8.2 is a comprehensive PLM solution enabling organizations to reduce the time required to introduce new products to market, compete efficiently and meet market and consumer expectations.

The company says it realised that new product introduction and product updates must be managed effectively in today’s digital world to achieve success.  Continue reading Stibo Systems launches new version of its Spire product lifecycle management software

Yamaha Motor opts for Siemens product lifecycle management to digitalise industrial processes

 

Yamaha Motor has selected Siemens to provide product lifecycle management software to support its digitalization initiative.

Yamaha will deploy the Siemens’ Teamcenter portfolio across all development divisions of their key business, motorcycle products.

Siemens claims Teamcenter is “the world’s most widely used digital lifecycle management software”.  Continue reading Yamaha Motor opts for Siemens product lifecycle management to digitalise industrial processes

GE Ventures and Silver Lake invest $40 million into Aras product lifecycle management

GE Ventures and Silver Lake have invested $40 million into Aras, a provider of enterprise product lifecycle management software.

The investment round was led by Silver Lake Kraftwerk, a fund of Silver Lake, with participation from GE Ventures, the investment arm of General Electric.

Aras says it will use this minority investment to drive growth, expand operations – including Aras’ service and support – and further extend Aras’ technology leadership through development and acquisitions.  Continue reading GE Ventures and Silver Lake invest $40 million into Aras product lifecycle management

PTC’s product lifecycle management bookings double over last four quarters

PTC says bookings for its product lifecycle management software-as-a-service solution have doubled over the last four quarters.

This expansion complements PTC’s new subscription model and aligns with the recent findings of a cloud PLM study conducted by CIMdata, an independent global strategic management consulting and research authority focused on the PLM market.

According to CIMdata, 95 percent of current and prospective cloud PLM customers surveyed plan to purchase PLM Cloud in the next 24 months, while 72 percent plan to in just 13 months.  Continue reading PTC’s product lifecycle management bookings double over last four quarters

Product lifecycle management provider Arena receives strategic growth investment from JMI Equity

Arena Solutions, a provider of cloud-based product lifecycle management solutions has received an investment from JMI Equity, a growth equity firm focused on investing in software companies. 

Arena describes itself as all-in-one product development platform that unites PLM, application lifecycle management, supply chain collaboration, and quality management systems.

Founded in 2000, Arena claims it invented cloud-based PLM and today provides an all-in-one product development platform that unites PLM, ALM, supply chain collaboration, and QMS for the design and manufacture of complex electronics.  Continue reading Product lifecycle management provider Arena receives strategic growth investment from JMI Equity

Siemens to acquire driverless car software developer Tass to strengthen product lifecycle management portfolio

Siemens has reached an agreement to acquire self-driving software specialist Tass International

Siemens is said to be Europe’s largest engineering company and has been on the acquisitions and investments trail for some time.

Earlier this year, Siemens spent $4.5 billion buying Mentor Graphics, a builder of electronic hardware and software solutions. Last year, it invested more than $130 million in Bentley Systems, a developer of software solutions which can show factories in digital form.  Continue reading Siemens to acquire driverless car software developer Tass to strengthen product lifecycle management portfolio