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VeriSilicon to Acquire Vivante

October 13th 2015

VeriSilicon Holdings Co., a Shanghai-based provider of IPs and custom silicon design services, announced Monday (Oct. 12) a definitive agreement to acquire Vivante Corp., a Santa Clara-based embedded GPU IP vendor, in an all-stock transaction.The two companies — both privately held — declined to disclose the terms of the deal, but said the combined company’s revenue, as of December 31, 2014, was more than $180 million. Adding Vivante’s GPU cores and vision image processors is critical for VeriSilicon to expand its customer base and enter the automotive market, perceived by many in the chip industry these days as one of the hottest segments. Read more on the acquisition HERE.

Will VR reverse the discrete GPU trend?

Techwatch October 7th 2015

Discrete GPU shipments have been in decline for some time, as software to take advantage of their power lags and Moore’s Law let free- GPUs, those integrated GPUs that come with the processor and aren’t charged for, catch up and run three- and four-year-old apps pretty well. Seems most folks are happy with three- or four-year-old apps, and operating systems, too—if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?  Today’s high-end GPUs are acceptable if they can run a game at 30 frames a second (fps). Sixty fps would be

Call for speakers ~ Virtualize 2015

Jon Peddie Research will hold its annual conference, Virtualize, on October 29 at the Burlingame Hyatt at the San Francisco airport. We are interested in hearing from people, organizations, and service providers who are using virtualization technologies in innovative ways. Our focus is on virtualized graphics that extend the power of Click here to read this news article

The fastest, smallest enthusiast AIB ever, AMD’s R9 Nano

3D memory, wide memory buss, and very cool AMD says the new R9 Nano is the fastest Mini ITX graphics card ever designed to drive 4K gaming in the living room and can do it because of ultra-quiet, ultra-compact PC designs. We first saw the AIB at E3 in June, Click here to read this news article

AMD and Intel show mixed results

AMD suffered loses and lower sales, while Intel was up in sales and profits. The second quarter was seasonally down in consumer PCs, but up in the datacenter which helped Intel. Intel also benefited from IoT, AMD’s Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom segment, revenue increased. and that is where the Click here to read this news article

Watch Jon Peddie in his interview on Emerging Uses of Computer Graphics

An interview with Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie Research, a technically oriented consulting firm specializing in everything having to do with computer graphics. Topics include computer graphic basics, practical uses of CG, and emerging fields such as virtual reality and augmented reality. Martin Wasserman hosts. Read the complete article

JPR announces Virtualize 2015, the Remote Graphics and Virtualization Conference.

Virtualize 2015: It’s coming are your ready The Virtualize 2015 Conference will take place October 29th at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Work anywhere, any time, on any machine – that’s the promise of remote graphics and Virtualization Why would you use it? How can you implement it? What about Click here to read this news article