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Author Archive: Kathleen Maher

Kathleen is the editor-in-chief of GraphicSpeak and a senior analyst at Jon Peddie Research. She has been writing about design, movies, music, art, and technology for almost all of her working life.

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Autodesk reports “terrific” second quarter

Autodesk reports “terrific” second quarter

Sees increase in subscriptions and uptake in suites. Autodesk reported revenue of $551 million for the quarter ending in July ’16 (second quarter of fiscal 2017), which represents 10% decline year over year. New model subscription revenue increased 82% year over year to $371 million. Net loss was $98.2 million, which is an improvement year over […]

By August 29, 2016 Read More →
Intel focuses on IoT for Day 1 of IDF

Intel focuses on IoT for Day 1 of IDF

Intel is making major shifts in its focus. Careful not to rattle investors or confuse developers and attendees, the opening keynote from Intel CEO Brian Krzanich offered few surprises, but rather served as a statement of position.

By August 23, 2016 Read More →
Disney harnesses GPUs for real-time content creation

Disney harnesses GPUs for real-time content creation

Hyperion, Universal Description Language and more are moving content creation in a open direction. By Kathleen Maher We’re still crawling from the wreckage after Siggraph, and we’re finding interesting stuff in the rubble. A lot of brilliant realizations have come after repeated bludgeoning from digital content creation (DCC) companies and semiconductor vendors. One thing for […]

By August 16, 2016 Read More →
Dassault Systèmes revenues soft in second quarter

Dassault Systèmes revenues soft in second quarter

There was modest growth in Europe and North America, but Asia/Pacific was disappointing. Services revenue was also down. Dassault Systèmes has announced its results for the second quarter of 2016 and expressed modest satisfaction with its performance. The company reported revenue of €754 million, a 5% increase year over year. On the company’s financial call, […]

By August 4, 2016 Read More →
Nvidia takes over Mental Ray development

Nvidia takes over Mental Ray development

With Autodesk adding the Arnold render to Maya, Nvidia pledges to maintain Mental Ray for its shared customers.  This year at Siggraph, Nvidia announced that they are taking over Mental Ray from Autodesk. The first official announcement is for Nvidia’s upcoming Mental Ray for Maya. The transition follows Autodesk’s acquisition of the Arnold renderer, and at […]

By August 3, 2016 Read More →
Autodesk launches Forge

Autodesk launches Forge

Autodesk has been busy planning for a future in the cloud. Its new Forge platform introduced at Autodesk University in 2015 and officially launched on June 16 at San Francisco’s Ft. Mason is a major part of Autodesk’s plans.

By June 28, 2016 Read More →
PTC declares itself ready for Industry 4.0 at Liveworx

PTC declares itself ready for Industry 4.0 at Liveworx

PTC’s LiveWorx user conference showcases tools for creating smart connected everything.

By June 27, 2016 Read More →
PTC introduces Vuforia Studio Enterprise

PTC introduces Vuforia Studio Enterprise

PTC shows potential users how to create AR applications using its Vuforia Studio Enterprise authoring tool.

By June 27, 2016 Read More →
Lenovo unveils fall workstation lineup

Lenovo unveils fall workstation lineup

The Broadwell-EP CPU is front and center. Lenovo continues to embrace the Intel Broadwell line in its workstation line, using primarily the Xeon E5- 1600 v4. This is second part of their Broadwell launch, the first being in April and based on the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 series, resulting in the release of the upgraded […]

By June 23, 2016 Read More →
Epson expands the Moverio augmented reality product line

Epson expands the Moverio augmented reality product line

Two new AR glasses are aimed at consumers and enterprise users. Relatively speaking, Epson is an early mover in augmented reality (AR). Their glasses technology comes from long-time work in projectors, and as a result, they enjoy a leading position in the market. Epson’s new ventures manager Eric Mizufuka says the company has built their headsets […]

By June 9, 2016 Read More →