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Stratasys to acquire GrabCAD

Stratasys to acquire GrabCAD

Fast-growing cloud-based 3D collaboration platform will remain CAD neutral. 3D printing manufacturer Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) today says it will acquire GrabCAD, the popular website community and collaboration platform for product design. The deal will be all-cash, but other terms were not announced. The acquisition is expected to close before the end of the month. GrabCAD […]

By September 16, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Trimble acquires Gehry Technologies

Trimble acquires Gehry Technologies

Dassault Systèmes and Autodesk invested in the advanced 3D construction documentation technology, but Trimble is better positioned to move it forward. Today Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced it is acquiring Gehry Technologies (GT), the 3D construction management software and services firm founded by notable architect Frank Gehry in 2002. Autodesk and Dassault Systèmes combined over the […]

By September 8, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Google acquires cloud rendering service Zync

Google acquires cloud rendering service Zync

Zync offers an on-demand render farm service that scales from one core to thousands of CPUs. Amazon loses a small but influential cloud services reseller. Google has acquired Zync, which offers a cloud-based rendering service for special effects. The small firm has previously provided render farm services for recent films including Flight, Transformers: Dark of […]

Graphics board shipments down 17% in second quarter

Graphics board shipments down 17% in second quarter

Nvidia continues to hold a dominant market share position. Jon Peddie Research (JPR) reports shipments of graphics add-in cards (AIBs) dropped 17.6% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2014. JPR says AIB shipments behaved according to past years with regard to seasonality, but the decrease was more than the 10-year average. On a sequential basis […]

JPR to host Remote Graphics and Virtualization Conference

JPR to host Remote Graphics and Virtualization Conference

Virtualize is for graphics industry professionals looking for greater efficiency. Jon Peddie Research (JPR) will host a one-day conference this October on the use of virtualization technology for graphics-intense applications. Virtualize: The Remote Graphics and Virtualization Conference, will offer real-world guidance to industry professionals looking for ways to achieve greater efficiency in their organizations through […]

By August 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
At what pace graphics virtualization?

At what pace graphics virtualization?

Media and graphics technologists share their insights on virtualization at the annual JPR Siggraph luncheon. For most in attendance, “full speed ahead” was not fast enough. [Editor’s Note: Need some background on the topic? Here’s a link to Wikipedia on Virtualization.] Jon Peddie Research recently conducted a study on virtualization in the graphics industry, to […]

AMD jumps 11% in GPU shipments in Q2, Intel up 4%, Nvidia slips

AMD jumps 11% in GPU shipments in Q2, Intel up 4%, Nvidia slips

Jon Peddie Research says quarter-to-quarter total GPU shipments were up 3.2% in the second quarter of 2014. Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry’s research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, announced estimated graphics chip shipments and suppliers’ market share for 2014 2Q. Graphics chips are without doubt one of the most powerful, exciting, and […]

By August 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Autodesk sets second quarter record

Autodesk sets second quarter record

Billings and revenue both exceeded expectations. Autodesk now has almost $1 billion in deferred revenue. By Randall S. Newton Autodesk (Nasdaq: ADSK) has reported record second quarter income, with healthy increases in billings and subscriptions. All geographic regions reported double-digits percentage growth year-over-year. Revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 (ended July 31, 2014) […]

JPR: Computer graphics market will exceed $149 billion by 2017

JPR: Computer graphics market will exceed $149 billion by 2017

New research suggests the industry will enjoy 5.5% growth for next few years. The computer graphics industry has been a growth industry since it was established in the late 1970s. It has weathered the storms of recessions and has emerged renewed vigor and potential, partly due to a big boost from mobile and the move […]

By August 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Ansys posts record second quarter

Ansys posts record second quarter

Net income up 12.6%; revenue up 8%; Russia, Brazil, and India are slow, while United Kingdom revenue was up 15%. By Randall S. Newton Ansys (ANSS: Nasdaq) reported record second quarter income today, with revenue growth coming from all regions, all major product lines, and most industries. Ansys stock was up 0.8% to 77.20 in early […]