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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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GE buys European 3D printing companies

GE buys European 3D printing companies

Design and Manufactured become inextricably linked as a new round of consolidation combine manufacturing and design companies. We’ve been talking about the disaggregation of markets with the blithe assumption no one would really know what the hell we’re talking about so we’d have a little bit of leeway to figure it out. But GE’s acquisition […]

By September 17, 2016 Read More →
Stratasys to show next-generation 3D printing technologies at IMTS

Stratasys to show next-generation 3D printing technologies at IMTS

Stratasys will show two new prototype systems at the IMTS show in Chicago this fall. The InfiniteBuild 3D printer builds prints on a vertical axis for long parts and the Robotic Composite 3D printer builds composite machine parts using a robot arm on site.

By September 5, 2016 Read More →
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 →