Shares of MatrixOne ( MONE) were among technology's winners Thursday, jumping 19% after the software company agreed to be acquired by France's Dassault Systemes for about $408 million. The terms of the deal call for Dassault to pay $7.25 a share in cash, a premium of 21% over MatrixOne's Wednesday closing price of $6.01. The deal is expected to close during the second quarter. "We are confident that, working together, we can accelerate the pace of MatrixOne's growth at both the top line and bottom line," Dassault said in a press release. Shares of MatrixOne recently were trading up $1.14 to $7.15. Versant ( VSNT) shares surged 49% after the data management company posted a big jump in first-quarter earnings and backed its 2006 earnings guidance. For the quarter ended Jan. 31, the company reported earnings from continuing operations of $789,000, or 22 cents a share, on revenue of $4.6 million. During the year-earlier period, the company recorded earnings from continuing operations of $252,000, or 7 cents a share, on revenue of $5.3 million. The most recent results represent the company's highest quarterly profit since it went public in 1996. Versant said it remains optimistic that it will meet or exceed its previous 2006 earnings guidance of $1.6 million to $2 million. Shares were trading up $2.67 to $8.07. Shares of 3D Systems ( TDSC) climbed 17% after the provider of 3-D imaging products posted fourth-quarter results that topped Wall Street's forecast. The company earned $6 million, or 32 cents a share, on revenue of $44.1 million. Excluding items, the company earned $4.7 million, or 26 cents a share. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call expected earnings of 19 cents a share and revenue of $39.2 million. During the year-earlier period, the company earned $3.1 million, or 20 cents a share, on sales of $38.3 million. Shares were trading up $3.18 to $22.34.