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Bentley Systems reports revenue, income, and plans

Bentley Systems reports revenue, income, and plans

Bentley Systems reports an 8% increase in revenue to $593 million in 2013; increases family and employee ownership to 98%.  Bentley Systems, a private company, announced its 2013 annual results in a call to press and analysts on April 16. The company has made a practice of annual reporting even though it is private and [...]

Nvidia VMware partnership will extend high-performance graphics throughout the enterprise

Nvidia VMware partnership will extend high-performance graphics throughout the enterprise

Nvidia now has access to VMware’s 76% market share in enterprise computing. By Jon Peddie Last week at Nvidia’s annual GPU Tech Conference (GTC) in San Jose, the company announced VMware is adding virtualized GPU (vGPU) support to vSphere, an enhanced suite of tools for cloud computing. That will bring Nvidia GRID technology to its [...]

Nvidia delivers next-generation mobile gaming GPUs

Nvidia delivers next-generation mobile gaming GPUs

Razor and Lenovo are among the vendors shipping notebook computers with the new chips. By Jon Peddie Nvidia is rolling out the new GeForce GTX 8xxM series just in time for this week’s Game Developers Conference and Nvidia’s own GPU Technology Conference next week. The new chip is designed for gaming laptops and other portable [...]

By March 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Creative Market acquisition puts Autodesk deeper into Adobe territory

Creative Market acquisition puts Autodesk deeper into Adobe territory

The reseller of “mousemade” creative content for products and services sees its new home in Autodesk as the fastest way to make beautiful graphics design simple and accessible to everyone. A small company specializing in “hand-crafted, mousemade” design content for both digital and physical products has become the most recent Autodesk acquisition in the consumer [...]

Workstation market ends 2013 on a high note

Workstation market ends 2013 on a high note

Latest Jon Peddie Research report shows Dell gaining ground on the competition. Jon Peddie Research says 2013 proved to be a good year for the tandem markets of workstations and professional GPUs. In the fourth quarter, the market continued onward and upward, holding on to the substantial gains of the previous two quarters, closing out [...]

Autodesk to discontinue Softimage

Autodesk to discontinue Softimage

Three 3D content environments was clearly one too many. Autodesk is offering a no-cost transition to either Maya or 3ds Max. Autodesk today announced the 2015 edition of Softimage will be the last release. Autodesk will start shipping the new version in mid-April 2014, and will offer product support until April 30, 2016. The impending [...]

Ansys net income rises 35% in fourth quarter

Ansys net income rises 35% in fourth quarter

Unlike its CAD/PLM colleagues, Ansys continues to set revenue records every quarter. By Randall S. Newton Ansys today reported fourth quarter and full year 2013 revenue, showing once again that simulation and analysis continues to outperform CAD/PLM in design automation. Fourth quarter revenue was $236 million, up 6.9% from 4Q12. Full year 2013 revenue was [...]

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Autodesk revenue transition leads to down quarter and fiscal year

Autodesk revenue transition leads to down quarter and fiscal year

Fourth-quarter revenue down 3%; fiscal year revenue down 1.6%. PLM 360 has best quarter ever as cloud products become popular with early adopters. By Randall S. Newton There is an old saying in law school: When you don’t have facts, argue the law. When you don’t have the law, argue facts. When you don’t have [...]

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Add-in board market up in Q4, Nvidia gains market share

Add-in board market up in Q4, Nvidia gains market share

Quarter-to-quarter AIBs shipments increased 3%, and grew 3% year-to-year. Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry’s research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, announced estimated graphics add-in-board (AIB) shipments and suppliers’ market share for Q4, 2013. Quarter-to-quarter, the market grew 3%, compared to the desktop PC market, which increased 4.45%. On a year-to-year basis, total [...]

By February 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
New benchmark from SPEC promises to become influential

New benchmark from SPEC promises to become influential

SPECwpc is likely to find wide use testing workstations. By Kathleen Maher There is no more contentious battle­field in the high-tech landscape than benchmarks. It was ever true for PCs and workstation and the fight has moved on to mobile, but what is everyone fighting over? Bragging rights mostly. Performance at gaming or on a [...]

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