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Add-in board market down in Q2, Nvidia holds market share lead

August 25th 2014

JPR found that AIB shipments during Q2 2014 behaved according to past years with regard to seasonality, but the decrease was more than the 10-year average. The news was disappointing, quarter-to-quarter, the market dropped 17.5 % (compared to the desktop PC market, which increased 1.3%). The attach rate of AIBs to desktop PCs has declined from a high of 63% in Q1 2008 to 36% in 2014 2Q, down from 44% last quarter. Click here to learn more about this major report, subscribers can download it now.

The PC isn’t dead—I told you so

Techwatch August 27th 2014

What’s next? In terms of economic recovery, and overall growth trends, the PC market is a lot healthier than many others—  automobiles, for example. However, although the PC market recovered faster than autos, it got gob-smacked by the impact of tablets. Seeing the downturn in sales, the sharpshooters on Wall Street drew a straight line and cleverly predicted the PC would be dead and gone by 2020. Those were the same bright folks who created derivatives that sent the world economy into a nosedive; definitely the folks we want to be listening to. Fortunately, the world beyond Wall Street wasn’t …

Technology is a state of mind

Samsung, Apple, Nvidia, Google, Microsoft—they’re competitors. How in the world did that happen? It happened because what you do is becoming more important than what you’re doing it on. We used to think Samsung built displays, and Apple built computers, Nvidia built graphics processors, Microsoft built an operating system, …Click here to read this blog entry

GPU shipments (MarketWatch) Q2 2014 - Charts and Images

Graphics chips are without doubt one of the most powerful, exciting, and essential components in tech today: not only does every computer require one (or more), but the technology is entering into major new markets like supercomputers, remote workstations, and simulators almost on a daily basis. New technologies and …Click here to read this news article

When is enough, enough?

13 hours is enough for one workday The French, bless them, have decreed that work ends when workers leave the office. In a deal negotiated between employer federations and unions, workers can feel free to ignore emails from their bosses that come in after hours, and employers are being …Click here to read this blog entry

Graphics Add-In Board report Q1 2014 - Charts and Images

Charts and Images for AIB Q1 2014 report Definitions The term “AIB” is an abbreviation for add-in board, also called a “card.” A “GPU” is the graphic processor unit on the AIB, also called the “chip.” Click here to read this news article

GPU shipments (MarketWatch) Q1 2014 - Charts and Images

As Figure 1 shows 2012 turned out to be a major inflection point in the history of the PC industry and resulted in fewer PCs and graphics chips shipping than in 2011—that is the first time that has happened since the Internet bubble meltdown in 2001. The data indicates …Click here to read this news article