Archive for January, 2006

Autodesk to Promote Carl Bass to President, CEO

17 January 2006

Former COO Bass to take reins May 1; Carol Bartz moves to board of directors with newly created role of executive chairman.
SAN RAFAEL, California, January 17, 2006 – Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced that Carl Bass, the company’s chief operating officer, has been named president and chief executive officer, effective May 1, 2006. Bass also has been appointed to the company’s expanded Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Carol Bartz, who has served as CEO since April 1992, will become the company’s first Executive Chairman of the Board.
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Autodesk Completes Acquisition of Alias for $197M in Cash

11 January 2006

SAN RAFAEL, California, January 11, 2006 – Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Alias for cash consideration of $197 million USD. On October 4, 2005, Autodesk announced a definitive agreement to acquire Alias – a leading developer of 3D graphics technology. This acquisition extends Autodesk’s 3D software leadership in the manufacturing and media and entertainment industries.
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Holden Racing Team Selects CFdesign

2 January 2006

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia, January 24, 2006 – Blue Ridge Numerics, Inc. (BRNI) announced today that Holden Racing Team (HRT) in Melbourne, Australia, has selected CFdesign® for virtual prototyping fluid flow and heat transfer performance of automotive components and systems built within the NX3 digital product development system from UGS.
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