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Intel places $15 billion bet on computer vision

Intel places $15 billion bet on computer vision

Jerusalem-based Mobileye has emerged as a leader in computer vision for transportation; now it will be part of Intel. Intel and computer vision specialist Mobileye today announced Intel will acquire Mobileye in an all-cash offer for approximately $15.3 billion. An Intel subsidiary will make an offer for all outstanding ordinary shares of Mobileye stock for […]

By March 13, 2017 Read More →
Workstation market shipment increased 20% in fourth quarter

Workstation market shipment increased 20% in fourth quarter

HP pulls ahead in market share, but all players saw increased sales. The workstation market is thriving. In 2Q16, Jon Peddie Research reported results as inspiring. 3Q16 results were even better, record-setting. 4Q16 results require a new level of superlatives. If a mature market like this one can be said to have a “blowout” quarter, […]

By March 7, 2017 Read More →
Complex systems expert to deliver COFES keynote

Complex systems expert to deliver COFES keynote

Melanie Mitchell will explore the “sciences of complexity,” a multi-discipline approach to adaptive behavior in complex systems. An expert in complex systems will deliver the keynote address at COFES 2017, the annual think tank event for the engineering software industry.   Melanie Mitchell is “an intellectual leader in the field of complex adaptive systems and […]

By March 6, 2017 Read More →
Graphics add-in boards up 21% in fourth quarter

Graphics add-in boards up 21% in fourth quarter

Demand for more powerful graphics processing continues to rise even as PC sales continue to drop. Shipment of graphics add-in boards (AIB) jumped 21% in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the year-ago period, according to a new market research report released today by Jon Peddie Research. By comparison, sales of desktop PCs fell […]

By February 21, 2017 Read More →
GPU demand increases in fourth quarter

GPU demand increases in fourth quarter

Gaming continues as the wind in the graphics industry sails. Global demand for GPUs increased in the fourth quarter of 2016 on a sequential basis, continuing a rising trend despite continuing lower sales for PCs. The latest market report from Jon Peddie Research note the results are the highest in two years, with 100.3 million […]

By February 16, 2017 Read More →
Carl Bass steps down as Autodesk CEO

Carl Bass steps down as Autodesk CEO

A transition team is in place, with two senior vice presidents sharing interim leadership responsibilities. Two activist shareholders will leave the board of directors. Autodesk today announced Carl Bass will step down as president and chief executive officer, effective February 8. In a statement released to the media, Autodesk says its board of directors has […]

By February 7, 2017 Read More →
Jon Peddie Research launches new Visual Processing Unit market report

Jon Peddie Research launches new Visual Processing Unit market report

Tiny new processors are driving innovation in a wide variety of industries. Jon Peddie Research (JPR) today launched a new quarterly report covering the fast-growing Visual Processing Unit (VPU) market. VPUs are specialized processors currently capable of running 10-bit or 12-bit datasets of tens of megapixels at rates of up to 60 or 120 frames […]

By February 7, 2017 Read More →
Hexagon to acquire MSC Software for $834 million

Hexagon to acquire MSC Software for $834 million

MSC revenue in 2016 was below 2009 revenue.   [Editor’s note: see also our January 13, 2017 article, “MSC Software acquisition rumors flying.”] Engineering software and services conglomerate Hexagon AB today announced it will acquire MSC Software, an industry pioneer in computer-aided engineering (CAE) software. The purchase price is $834 million on “a cash and […]

By February 2, 2017 Read More →
Siemens, Bentley Systems to co-develop new utility planning and design software

Siemens, Bentley Systems to co-develop new utility planning and design software

Smart grid technology is first on the agenda. Software is reprogramming the industrial world. Siemens and Bentley Systems are taking the next step in their recently announced strategic alliance (see, “Siemens takes ownership state in Bentley via strategic alliance”) by jointly develop new products for the “accelerated digitization of planning, design, and operations for power […]

By January 31, 2017 Read More →
Materialise and Siemens forge Additive Manufacturing partnership

Materialise and Siemens forge Additive Manufacturing partnership

Siemens is fighting for leadership recognition in Industry 4.0 with GE; 3D printing is one battle in a larger war. 3D printing software specialist Materialise NV and Siemens PLM has entered into a partnership to improve the design and manufacture of parts using additive manufacturing. The two companies will work together to integrate Materialise technology […]

By January 17, 2017 Read More →