May 01, 2006
PTC to Acquire Mathsoft
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UGS And Siemens Will Enable Manufacturers To Design And Program Production Environments For Products Being Developed
between Siemens and Tecnomatix (UGS acquired Tecnomatix in April 2005). The integration of Teamcenter and the new Simatic Automation Designer facilitates product lifecycle collaboration and knowledge sharing, which will make it easier for product design engineers and manufacturing engineers to share information while working concurrently on development and production.
standardize product data management associated with the growing volume of embedded software it is building into its fleet of increasingly intelligent vehicles. As vehicle designs continue growing in complexity and sophistication, this solution provides a critical process improvement.
Autodesk Provides Mechanical Design And Visualization Software To Nearly 30,000 Students For FIRST Robotics Competitions
innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math. This year's challenge theme, "Aim High" tests the students' and their robots' ability to fire foam balls through hoops, plow them into floor goals and program a robotic vision system to navigate the robot. This year nearly 30,000 high school students are pushing the boundaries of innovation in engineering and 3D design visualization with support from Autodesk.
ANSYS Inc. and Fluent Inc. announced that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, with respect to ANSYS' pending acquisition of Fluent expired at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, April 26, 2006. ANSYS expects to close the acquisition by no later than May 1, 2006. As previously announced, ANSYS and Fluent have entered into a definitive merger agreement in which ANSYS will acquire Fluent in a series of mergers for 6,000,000 shares of its common stock and approximately $300 million in net cash, subject to certain adjustments at closing.
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