Hardware

Graphics add-in board market down in fourth quarter

Graphics add-in board market down in fourth quarter

Quarter-to-quarter shipments decreased 0.7%, and 017.5% year-to-year; Nvidia increases market share lead. Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has announced estimated graphics add-in-board (AIB) shipments and suppliers’ market share for the fourth quarter of 2014. The news was encouraging and seasonally understandable; quarter-to-quarter, the market decreased -0.68% (compared to the desktop PC market, which decreased 3.53% ). […]

By February 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
GPU shipments down in fourth quarter of 2014

GPU shipments down in fourth quarter of 2014

Nvidia gained at the expense of AMD and Intel. Gaming is still the market’s bright spot. The new market report on graphics processing units (GPUs) from Jon Peddie Research (JPR) shows total shipments were down in the fourth quarter of 2014 (ending December 31, 2014). Measured on a sequential basis, Nvidia shipments were up 3%, […]

By February 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Novel Android hover-and-touch controller seeks Kickstarter boost

Novel Android hover-and-touch controller seeks Kickstarter boost

The Zrro Android console turns any HDMI TV into a gaming platform. A team of experienced hardware developers has turned to Kickstarter to fund production of their new hover-and-touch Android console, designed to make possible playing every Android game on a TV. The Zrro consists of a pad that combines two kinds of sensing technology […]

By February 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Digital Reality

Reshaping reality: Autodesk updates Memento

Reshaping reality: Autodesk updates Memento

Autodesk’s Memento is part of the company’s mission to change the way content is created and products get built. The company used Real 2015 to show off the latest version of Memento and offer it as a Beta.

Autodesk’s Pier 9 Workshop is not your Dad’s toolshed

Autodesk’s Pier 9 Workshop is not your Dad’s toolshed

Artists and makers are taking advantage of the tools and toys in surprising ways.   By Russell Johnson This is not your dad’s tool shed. He may have a collection of C clamps, but A, M or Z clamps? Never. He also probably doesn’t have a 3D printer … yet. He may have had some […]

By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Heads-up roundup from CES 2015

Heads-up roundup from CES 2015

Google Glass is out, Sony Smart Glasses are in.   Google has given up on this round of its Google Glass experiment. The com­pany has announced it is ending the Explorer program and it will spin out the Google Glass group as a stand­alone project headed by Tony Fadell, formerly of Apple and founder of […]

MFG & PLM

Reshaping reality: Autodesk updates Memento

Reshaping reality: Autodesk updates Memento

Autodesk’s Memento is part of the company’s mission to change the way content is created and products get built. The company used Real 2015 to show off the latest version of Memento and offer it as a Beta.

Transitions aplenty at SolidWorks World 2015

Transitions aplenty at SolidWorks World 2015

Dassault Systèmes offers its retail community a change in leadership, new products, and assurances of continuity. No one said being number one was going to be easy. By Kathleen Maher and L. Stephen Wolfe This year, the annual SolidWorks World was the site of a transition in the C-Suite as CEO Bertrand Sicot ascends to […]

By February 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
A quantum jump in mechanical-electronic CAD integration

A quantum jump in mechanical-electronic CAD integration

PCBWorks from Altium enables direct links to automatically build parametric, 3D models of a circuit board in SolidWorks. By L. Stephen Wolfe, P.E For decades CAD users and software developers have bemoaned the lack of integration between electrical and mechanical CAD software but progress has been slow for a good reason. The people who write […]

By February 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

DCC

Mixamo update focuses on character creation user experience

Mixamo update focuses on character creation user experience

More than 300,000 3D animated characters have been created on the service. Online 3D character creation service  Mixamo, Inc. will release a major update of the service next month. Called “Mixamo 2.0” the new version includes significant updates to the user interface to make finding, creating, organizing, sharing and purchasing Mixamo’s 3D character assets and […]

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
JPR press conference to announce study results

JPR press conference to announce study results

Jon Peddie Research is putting a new twist on its popular luncheon press conferences for this year’s Game Developers Conference. Save the date! More details soon.

By February 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Autodesk acquires Tweak for digital image review

Autodesk acquires Tweak for digital image review

The Tweak technology and team will become part of the Shotgun review and collaboration group. Autodesk today announced it has acquired Tweak, maker of RV, an image and sequence playback tool. Autodesk is adding the acquired technology and talent into the Shotgun group, charged with creating an integrated pipeline for digital asset and project review. […]

BIZ

Ansys closes 2014 with record quarter

Ansys closes 2014 with record quarter

Ansys has one of the largest ratios of net income to revenue in the engineering software industry. Ansys (NASDAQ: ANSS) ended 2014 by setting another record for both fourth quarter and full year revenue.  Revenue in the fourth quarter (ending December 31, 2014) was $254.4 million, up 12% from a year ago. Full year revenue […]

Autodesk revenue rises 13% in fourth quarter

Autodesk revenue rises 13% in fourth quarter

Net income continues to drop with the conversion to subscriptions. Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) saw revenue rise in the fourth quarter, capping a year which saw AEC sales regain a level not seen for several years. Revenue was $665 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 (ended January 31, 2015), up 13% compared to 4Q14; […]

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Keeping a watch on CAD industry trends

Keeping a watch on CAD industry trends

The CADspeed blog puts our Kathleen Maher in the interview chair. Usually the people who report and comment on the news try to stay in the shadows as much as possible. But sometimes it just isn’t possible these days. CADspeed, a blog on industry trends published by Cadalyst, recently asked Kathleen Maher, our Editor-in-Chief and […]

By February 25, 2015 0 Comments Read More →