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Autodesk to launch new stock repurchase plan; why?

Autodesk to launch new stock repurchase plan; why?

The answer may be about next year’s earnings per share. Autodesk has announced a new program to repurchase up to 30 million shares of its common stock. This new repurchase program is in addition to the approximately 1.5 million shares that remain to be repurchased from previously announced share repurchase programs. As a public company, […]

By September 22, 2016 Read More →
Boris FX acquires GenArts for Sapphire video effects

Boris FX acquires GenArts for Sapphire video effects

Boris Yamnitsky is building a VFX plug-in conglomerate using close partnerships and strategic acquisitions. Two leaders in plug-in technology for visual effects software have come together with the news that Boris FX has acquired GenArts. Founded in 1995, Boris FX is best known for Boris Continuum Complete (BCC) and Mocha Pro, used by more than […]

By September 20, 2016 Read More →
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 →
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 →
AMD increases graphics chip market share in second quarter

AMD increases graphics chip market share in second quarter

The total market was in seasonal decline, down 4% from last quarter. Computer graphics chip maker AMD increased market share 0.4% during the second quarter of 2016, according to a new market report from Jon Peddie Research. AMD, the smallest of the three remaining computer graphics processing unit (GPU) vendors, continues to take market share […]

By August 26, 2016 Read More →
AMD continues to gain ground on Nvidia in graphics add-in board market

AMD continues to gain ground on Nvidia in graphics add-in board market

A robust gaming market helped boost add-in board sales in seasonally down quarter. Computer graphics hardware vendor AMD continues to gain market share in the lucrative graphics add-in board (AIBs) market, says Jon Peddie Research (JPR) in its AIB market update for the second quarter of 2016. The market for graphics add-in boards was down […]

By August 25, 2016 Read More →
Nvidia enables OpenAI with 170 TFLOPS

Nvidia enables OpenAI with 170 TFLOPS

CEO hand-delivers an artificial intelligence supercomputer to non-profit researchers.   At the GPU Technology Conference in April, Nvidia introduced its supercomputer in a box, the DGX-1. Now Nvidia has delivered one to OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research company based in San Francisco. The OpenAI website says the group goal is to “advance digital intelligence […]

By August 18, 2016 Read More →
HP Enterprise buying SGI marks end of an era

HP Enterprise buying SGI marks end of an era

No longer synonymous with cutting edge cool, but still relevant in high performance computing. By Jon Peddie The recent news that SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), the company once known as Silicon Graphics, will be acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, marks the end of an era. There was a time when SGI was synonymous with cool and […]

By August 17, 2016 Read More →
Autodesk moves from Suites to Collections

Autodesk moves from Suites to Collections

A complicated go-to-market strategy is replaced by a single set of primary products for each industry Autodesk serves. Autodesk has introduced the next generation of product portfolio subscriptions, dubbed Autodesk Collections. The new plan replaces Autodesk Suites, a complicated three-tier set of related products. “Autodesk has transitioned fully to a subscription business, and our subscribers […]

By August 5, 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 →