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ANN ARBOR , Michigan , July 7, 2005—PTC has announced its intention to purchase all of the assets of Arbortext, a market leader in dynamic enterprise publishing. We believe that this acquisition is strategically important and will create a number of advantages and opportunities for the combined entity. The primary…
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, June 6, 2005 — PTC announced today their acquisition of Polyplan Technologies Inc., a private company based in Montreal, Canada. Terms of the acquisition were not announced. PTC stated that this action was a key to its strategy to enable simultaneous product and process development through enhanced…
Dassault Systèmes (DS) today announced an agreement to acquire 100% ownership of ABAQUS Inc., a leader in nonlinear finite element analysis software, in an all-cash transaction approximating $413 million, subject to the satisfaction of certain customary conditions and approval by the regulatory and merger control authorities, especially in the USA…
 PDF At CIMdata, we constantly monitor the evolution of PLM concepts, approaches, and solutions and look for new industry trends from the perspective of both users and solution providers. Eurostep has been on our radar screen for many years as a well known contributor to the development of global product…
Agile announced today, 3 February 2005, the acquisition of Cimmetry Systems. CIMdata believes that this acquisition will have a positive impact on both Agile and Cimmetry as well as on the overall visualization tool market. By this acquisition, Agile has clearly demonstrated their view of the importance of visual collaboration…
Sunday, January 30, 2005

UGS Aquires Tecnomatix (Commentary)

UGS’ announcement of a definitive agreement to acquire Tecnomatix comes as no surprise. These two companies announced a strategic working relationship in the third quarter of 2002 and have been diligently working to further integrate both their technologies and customer sales and support activities. Most recently, UGS’ announcement of their…
Boeing, IBM, and Dassault Systèmes (DS) have announced that Boeing has selected DS' full V5 PLM product suite to be used as the development platform for the 7E7 dreamliner program. This will include use of CATIA, ENOVIA, SMARTEAM, and DELMIA products and services. Boeing stated that they intend to use…
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, June 7, 2004— Today, MatrixOne announced that they have reached a definitive agreement to acquire Synchronicity, a leader in product information management for the EDA industry. This is a significant event for both parties and good news for the overall PLM industry. It is consistent with MatrixOne's…
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, March 15th , 2004 — EDS today announced that it has reached an agreement to sell 100% of its UGS PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) Solutions business unit for $2.05B. The acquiring entity is comprised of a three-company team: Bain Capital, Silver Lake Partners, and Warburg Pincus Private…
Wednesday, October 22, 2003

EMC Acquires Documentum (Commentary)

EMC's acquisition of Documentum should strengthen both its software and hardware sales and market position. EMC's strategy aims at becoming a provider of Information Lifecycle Management technology. Their acquisition of Documentum fits this strategy and will improve EMC's position as a major player in the content and information lifecycle management…
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