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GPU shipments (MarketWatch) Q4 2014 - Charts and Images

Posted by Robert Dow on February 20th 2015 | Discuss (0)
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Graphics processors, stand-alone discrete devices, and embedded processor-based GPUs are ubiquitous and essential components in all systems and device today from handheld mobile devices, PCs, and workstations, to TVs, servers, vehicle systems, signage, game consoles, medical equipment, and wearables. New technologies and semiconductor manufacturing processes are taking advantage of the ability of GPU power to scale. The GPU drives the screen of every device we encounter-it is the humane-machine interface. The fourth quarter is typically flat to up in the seasonality cycles of the past and was below the ten-year average of 6.86%.

JPR press conference to announce study results @ GDC

Posted by Robert Dow on February 19th 2015 | Discuss (0)
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JPR, is holding a press conference Wednesday, March 4th at the SF Green Space at EEFG building, 657 Mission Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94105, two blocks away from the convention center. The doors open at 1:00. At the press conference we will be presenting shipment and forecast data on Gaming PCs, Consoles, a new category we are calling Android consoles (think Shield), PC graphics boards (AIBs), and Mobile Devices, with an emphasis on gaming. Members of the Press can RSVP to.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), space is limited.

New devices, new interfaces from Microsoft

Posted by Robert Dow on February 5th 2015 | Discuss (0)
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Windows 10 will arrive with two new products for work and play. The Microsoft Surface Hub, was unveiled during the Windows 10 update in Seattle. It was a bit of a surprise, but one many Microsoft followers could predict after previous Surface updates and Microsoft’s acquisition of Perceptive Pixel in 2012. In addition, we’ve been seeing large format Surface displays making the round at CAD conferences where Microsoft is obviously seeding the base. - See more at: GraphicSpeak

New Dell Precision M3800 targets MacBook Pro

Posted by Robert Dow on January 28th 2015 | Permalink
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Dell is using this week’s Sundance Film Festival to launch its newest thin-and-light mobile workstation, the Precision M3800—and to position it as a new rival to the Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display. New features in the Precision M3800 include a 4K Ultra HD touch monitor and Thunderbolt 2 compatibility. The 4K monitor option is based on Sharp IGZO2 technology, which delivers 3840 x 2160 resolution and touch capability on Corning Gorilla Glass. More than 8 million pixels on-screen make the M3800 the highest resolution panel available on a 15-inch mobile workstation - See more at on M3800 at GraphicSpeak…

Web pioneer Joi Ito to keynote Siggraph 2015

Posted by Robert Dow on January 21st 2015 | Permalink
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Siggraph announced today that Joichi “Joi” Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab and a noted pioneer of the World Wide Web, will be the keynote speaker for Siggraph 2015 in Los Angeles, August 9-13. Mirroring the conference theme of “Xroads of Discovery,” Siggraph notes how Ito’s body of work and experience has spanned the science, academic, and business worlds. “Known for his willingness to dig deeply to find understanding and to discover unorthodox solutions and connections, Joi Ito is the perfect fit for Siggraph 2015,” said Marc J. Barr, Siggraph 2015 Conference Chair. “The Siggraph community is full of thoughtful,…

Bentley buys C3global for predictive modeling

Posted by Robert Dow on January 14th 2015 | Permalink
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Bentley Systems has acquired UK-based C3global, provider of built asset management technology. Bentley will add C3global’s Amulet technology to its AssetWise portfolio, giving it the ability to perform predictive asset performance modeling. Bentley sees the acquisition as a key piece of its “optioneering” strategy, using asset and design analytics to improve all phases of the design/built/operate cycle. Bentley CEO Greg Bentley says the addition of Amulet technology will help AssetWise “predictively consider, beyond engineering, the relevant environmental and economic context.” Read more on the acquisition on GraphicSpeak

Unlocking the secrets of the human heart with the help of Creo

Posted by Robert Dow on January 12th 2015 | Permalink
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Increasingly, the design world is turning to medical challenges and asking how engineering principles can be put to work to improve people’s health. Dassault has opened up several fronts for medical research through its Biovia and Simulia product groups and Dassault is developing tools for simulating the operating of the human heart. PTC, in turn, is working with the University of Tokyo to build replacement hearts for people. Read more on how PTC is helping people like Dr. Takashi Isoyama of the University of Tokyo in their research.

NVIDIA’s TEGRA X1 Mobile Super Chip

Posted by Robert Dow on January 7th 2015 | Permalink
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With a teraflop of computing power Nvidia's Tegra X1 is setting its sightis on bringing console level graphics to the mobile and automotive space. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unveiled the new 256-core chip, which uses the same Maxwell architecture deployed in the world’s top gaming graphics cards. Slated to arrive in products during the first half of the year, Tegra X1 provides more power than a supercomputer the size of a suburban family home from 15 years ago. “Your future cars will be the most advanced computers in the world,” said Jen-Hsun “There will be more computing horsepower inside a car…

DEFINING HI RES

Posted by Jon Peddie on December 29th 2014 | Permalink
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A word about representing screen resolution - You can’t just draw bigger boxes. When some people make comparisons of resolution, they do so by drawing boxes a 720x480 box for SD, 1920x1080 for HD and a 3840x2160 box to represent UHD, in our latest Mt. Tiburon Testing Labs Dr. Peddie explains why this is an inaccurate way to explain UHD.

Derby the dog gets new legs from 3D printing

Posted by Robert Dow on December 22nd 2014 | Permalink
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A New Hampshire dog born with deformed front legs is running for the first time, thanks to kindhearted humans who used 3D technology to create a novel set of doggy prosthetics. It all started when 3D Systems employee Tara Anderson, a volunteer with dog rescue group Peace and Paws in Hillsborough, N.H. met and became foster owner to Derby, a dog born with a congenital deformity characterized by small forearms and no front paws. Anderson then recognized an opportunity to help the dog using the products and resources available at 3D Systems. Read about Derby and his new legs on GraphicSpeak…