JPR enhances its CAD expertise;
TIBURON, CA-July 1, 2010-Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry's research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today announced the acquisition of Vektorrum Group, one of the most knowledgeable and experienced teams covering the CAD industry today. "The CAD industry is both a huge mature market, and a consumer and driver for cutting edge 3D technologies. JPR has always covered the CAD industry in our content creation industry reports and the CAD industry is an important product segment for our clients in the workstation and semiconductor industries," says JPR president Jon Peddie. "We believe JPR's focus on the graphics industry including graphics semiconductors, workstations, software tools, industry trends, and hands-on testing is very relevant to the Vektorrum readership. JPR has had a close relationship with its readers for over 25 years, and we are looking forward to welcoming Vektorrum's readers to the JPR community." Upon completion of the deal, Vektorrum will become part of Jon Peddie Research's software division, and Vektorrum president Randall Newton will join Jon Peddie Research. About Jon Peddie Research Dr. Jon Peddie has been active in the graphics and multimedia fields for more than 30 years. Jon Peddie Research is a technically oriented multimedia and graphics research and consulting firm. Based in Tiburon, California, the JPR team provides consulting, research, and other specialized services to technology companies in a variety of fields including graphics development, multimedia for professional applications, consumer electronics, high-end computing, and Internet-access product development. Jon Peddie's Tech Watch is a well-respected bi-weekly industry report with a focus on graphics and multimedia. Market Watch is a quarterly report focused on the market activity of PC graphics controllers for notebook and desktop computing.