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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

JPR Siggraph Press Luncheon takes on virtualization in entertainment

JPR Siggraph Press Luncheon takes on virtualization in entertainment

The 14th annual event allows industry leaders to discuss technical topics with other insiders. The 14th annual Jon Peddie Research Siggraph Press Luncheon will bring together entertainment CG experts and the press to explore “Virtualization Comes to the Entertainment Industry … or Not.” The popular event will be Wednesday, August 13 at the Pan Pacific [...]

“Other” revenue uptick helps Dassault Systèmes second quarter

“Other” revenue uptick helps Dassault Systèmes second quarter

Revenue from primary brands posted single-digit growth. Net income was down 18% due to aggressive acquisitions.   By Randall S. Newton Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: DSY.PA) posted modest year-over-year growth in the second quarter, buoyed by revenue from new acquisitions and a big spike in services revenue. Total revenue for the quarter (ending June 30, [...]

PTC revenue up 6% in third quarter

PTC revenue up 6% in third quarter

The CAD/PLM vendor makes another acquisition in the Internet of Things. Customers are finally buying into Creo with gusto.  By Randall S. Newton PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) today reported third quarter results at the high end of its previous guidance, with revenue of $336.6 million, up 6.66% from the year-ago quarter. Growth was strong in its [...]

Google acquires mobile 3D graphics expert drawElements

Google acquires mobile 3D graphics expert drawElements

Android gains a way to standardize 3D graphics, testing for OpenGL/OpenCL compliance.  Google has purchased drawElements, a Finnish software company with tools for testing the accuracy of OpenGL ES and OpenCL GPUs running on mobile devices. Terms were not disclosed, but various sites reporting on the deal speculate Google may have paid an eight-figure sum. [...]

Dassault adds Simpack to its Simulia line of tools

Dassault adds Simpack to its Simulia line of tools

With the acquisition of Simpack Dassault adds better integration of hardware and software for vehicle design.