Trimble Launches $200M Venture Fund

SUNNYVALE, CA, Aug 5, 2021 – Trimble announced the creation of Trimble Ventures, a venture fund focused on investing in early and growth-stage innovative companies that align with Trimble’s mission of transforming work in the agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation industries.

The fund will launch with $200M allocated for investments and focus on companies with the potential for technology-enabled innovation and disruption in the digital transformation of the industries Trimble serves. In addition to an investment, Trimble Ventures will bring unique value to partner companies by offering hands-on expertise and insights, industry experience and access to customers, markets and distribution.

Trimble Ventures will deploy strategic capital to accelerate the growth of innovative companies and partners that complement Trimble’s products, technology platforms and support its customer’s work. The fund will invest in early and growth-stage companies with technologies and solutions related to hardware and software applications; artificial intelligence; augmented, virtual and mixed reality; autonomy and robotics; blockchain; the Internet of Things (IoT) and analytics; and sustainability.

“We are focused on partnering with companies that are solving important problems in markets that align with our vision of transforming the way the world works,” said Rob Painter, Trimble’s president and CEO. “Innovation is a cornerstone for Trimble. By providing capital, industry expertise and broader access to markets for early and growth-stage companies, we can help them scale more rapidly. In addition, our partners can help extend Trimble’s platforms to better serve our collective customers. This is an exciting opportunity to accelerate innovation and effectively bring new solutions to our customers and industry.”

Additional information on Trimble Ventures can be found at:

About Trimble

Trimble is an industrial technology company transforming the way the world works by delivering solutions that enable our customers to thrive. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics connect the digital and physical worlds to improve productivity, quality, safety, transparency and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble is transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation.

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Trimble Q2 Revenue Up 7% to $945M with $139M Profit

SUNNYVALE, CA, Aug 5, 2021 – Trimble Inc. announced financial results for the second quarter of 2021. Revenue for the second quarter of 2021 was $945.2M, up 6.6% compared to $886.5M for the first quarter of 2021. GAAP net income was $138.9M.

Comparative analysis based on Trimble’s financial results in the last 12 quarters (Result source Trimble website)

Comparative analysis based on Trimble’s financial results in the last 12 quarters (Result source Trimble website)

“Our second quarter results exceeded expectations,” said Rob Painter, Trimble’s president and chief executive officer. “Growth in total revenue, annualized recurring revenue, and adjusted EBITDA reflect increasing end market strength and execution of our Connect and Scale 2025 strategy.”

A complete chart of the financial results is available here.

About Trimble

Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation.

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RIZE’s XRIZE Printer Compatible with Synopsys Simpleware

CONCORD, MA, Aug 5, 2021 – RIZE, Inc., an additive manufacturing innovator dedicated to bringing industrial 3D printing to all users, announced that its XRIZE full-color industrial desktop 3D printing platform is compatible with Synopsys’ FDA 510(k)-cleared Simpleware software. Simpleware software is cleared for creating models from medical imaging that can be exported to compatible printers such as XRIZE to produce physical replicas used for diagnostic purposes in the field of orthopedic, maxillofacial and cardiovascular applications. As part of its clearance process, Synopsys used the XRIZE platform to validate an end-to-end DICOM to 3D print workflow, enabling a 3D Point-of-Care (POC) solution for end-users.


  • XRIZE industrial desktop full-color composite printer along with Synopsys Simpleware software expedites point-of-care (POC) 3D printing workflows
  • Immediate orthopedics and maxillofacial applications, with vibrant color highlights on anatomical regions, bone densities and landmarking
  • The printer’s UL GREENGUARD certification and minimal post processing delivers a safety advantage while empowering clinicians and innovators with intelligent workflows that dramatically compress time and costs by 80-90%

3D printed healthcare applications are projected to reach $3.6 billion by 2026, according to a June 2019 Allied Market Research report. “3D printing is becoming increasingly important in surgery, and the use of 3D printed models has been shown to increase our understanding of musculoskeletal diseases,” said Professor Alister Hart MD, orthopedic surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, UK. “We’re excited to work with RIZE’s 3D printing platform along with the Simpleware software solutions for image segmentation. Many aspects of surgical planning can benefit from 3D models – for example, to illustrate the distribution of bone density at various depths in the bone and to assist in positioning and screw placement. We are eager to explore this fast-moving technology domain and to quantify and understand its impact on patient and surgical outcomes.”

Synopsys Simpleware software provides comprehensive 3D image processing capabilities for medical images, from visualization to measurements and accurate segmentation prior to export of print-ready models. RIZE’s innovative composite 3D printing materials, full-color capabilities and minimal post-processing create medical models and printed parts that are highly durable and lifelike, with a realism that lends new functionality and insights.

As the leading provider of UL GREENGUARD certified printers, materials and ink, RIZE allows teams in hospitals, clinics and medical research facilities to accelerate scan-to-print workflows seamlessly. With the first-in-the-industry color capabilities of the XRIZE 3D printer, medical teams can mark a tumor in red, or highlight a target incision area in yellow. They can create highly durable anatomical models, surgical guides and implants with minimal effort, at a fraction of the cost. Through RIZE’s platform innovations, models are also more durable and cost up to 80-90% less than existing scan-to-print alternatives.

“Our technology has a proven track record for processing 3D images and creating models for a wide variety of applications, said Terry Ma, VP of engineering at Synopsys. “Adding regulatory clearance for point-of-care 3D printing enables our growth in the point-of-care clinical space, where Simpleware software and our team’s technical expertise will allow for better patient care and a faster workflow for medical professionals.”

“3D printing in the healthcare sector is growing at the fastest pace ever. Healthcare professionals need safe systems that can be easily operated from homes/offices or point-of-care with the least amount of complexity,” said Eugene Giller, founder of RIZE. “Together with Synopsys, we’re delighted to advance the state of what’s possible in scan-to-print medical modeling, so that teams can create highly affordable full color, functional medical models for planning, patient and family education – seamlessly and efficiently.”

About RIZE

RIZE Inc. is an Additive Manufacturing 2.0 company based in Concord MA that is focused on enabling sustainable and inclusive innovation with safe, intelligent and full color 3D printing. RIZE is the only 3D printing firm named to the World Economic Forum 2020 Technology Pioneers list and is known for its commitment to sustainable practices in 3D printing. It is also the first 3D printing company in the world to receive the UL GREENGUARD certification for health and safety for its printers, materials and inks.

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Pasternack Unveils 12 Variable Gain Amplifiers

IRVINE, CA, Aug 5, 2021 – Pasternack, an Infinite Electronics brand and a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has just introduced a new series of variable gain amplifiers to address applications including instrumentation, sensors, radar, wireless communications, automatic gain control loops and more.

Variable gain amplifiers give designers the ability to vary the level of the broadband gain response using a DC voltage control and deliver unmatched performance for signal chains that require high dynamic range.

Pasternack’s 12 new variable gain amplifiers offer continuously variable gain control of 20 dB typical over the entire frequency band, which gives designers increased dynamic range and the ability to set signal levels. These new designs incorporate the use of GaAs FET and MMIC fixed-gain modules to provide low-noise figure and medium-output power over the entire frequency band.

“Our new variable gain amplifiers offer continuously variable gain control of 20 dB over the entire frequency band, which results in increased dynamic range and the ability to set signal levels and optimize system level performance. Additionally, their compact integrated assembly design reduces component count and system complexity,” said Tim Galla, product line manager.

These amplifiers are available in rugged mil-grade coaxial packages that support female SMA or 2.92mm connectors and are designed to meet a series of environmental conditions including altitude, vibration, humidity and shock. Additional features include broadband frequencies ranging from 500 MHz to 40 GHz, high gain of 45 dB typical, variable gain control of 20 dB typical with 0 to +5V control voltage, noise figure of 3.5 dB typical, and output P1dB of 10 to 15 dBm typical.

Pasternack’s new variable gain amplifiers are in-stock and available for same-day shipping.

About Pasternack

A leader in RF products since 1972, Pasternack is an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer and supplier offering the industry’s largest selection of active and passive RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products available for same-day shipping. Pasternack is an Infinite Electronics brand.

About Infinite Electronics

Based in Irvine, CA, Infinite Electronics offers a broad range of components, assemblies and wired/wireless connectivity solutions, serving the aerospace/defense, industrial, government, consumer electronics, instrumentation, medical and telecommunications markets. Infinite’s brands include Pasternack, Fairview Microwave, L-com, MilesTek, ShowMeCables, NavePoint, INC Installs, Integra Optics, PolyPhaser, Transtector, KP Performance Antennas, RadioWaves & Aiconics. Infinite Electronics serves a global engineering customer base with deep technical expertise and support, with one of the broadest inventories of products available for immediate shipment.