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GPU shipments down in first quarter

GPU shipments down in first quarter

All three major vendors of graphics processors saw declining sales except in their notebook models. Shipments of graphics processors (GPUs) followed the general PC market during the first quarter of 2015, with lower sales. But GPUs for notebooks bucked the trend, says Jon Peddie Research (JPR) in its GPU market update for the first quarter […]

Global currency issues limit Ansys to 1% growth in first quarter

Global currency issues limit Ansys to 1% growth in first quarter

North America was up, Europe and Japan down. Next quarter could be just as lean. By Randall S. Newton Ansys (Nasdaq: ANSS) has reported first quarter 2015 results that, by its standards, seem unusually timid. Revenue was $217 million, up only 1% year-over-year. Ansys was hit as hard as any vendor we cover by foreign […]

PTC is connecting the digital prototype and the physical product

PTC is connecting the digital prototype and the physical product

Its LiveWorx conference on the Internet of Things has 1,000 more attendees than expected. The yottabytes are coming sooner than you think.  Today’s factories turn digital prototypes into physical products, says PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann. But what becomes of the virtual model after the real one exists? The physical product never connects back to its […]

Intel reorg shuffles the deck chairs, but Mooly Eden is out

Intel reorg shuffles the deck chairs, but Mooly Eden is out

Is the ship safe now? By Jon Peddie In its latest reorg, Intel has moved a lot of folks around, shoved a couple sideways and in the process lost one of its most colorful and successful leaders. Intel has established a new organization that merges the New Devices Group with other organizations and is now […]

By April 29, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Lower services revenue, currency issues lead PTC to lower second quarter

Lower services revenue, currency issues lead PTC to lower second quarter

Two 3D development platforms on one license

Two 3D development platforms on one license

TechSoft 3D offers HOOPS as complementary Cloud and Desktop development kits. Tech Soft 3D, a leading developer of 3D software development toolkits, has streamlined its HOOPS platform into two complementary platforms. Today the company releases HOOPS Cloud Platform and HOOPS Desktop Platform, which software developers can use to provide 3D CAD data exchange, visualization, and […]

The CAD market returns to growth; reaches $8 billion in 2014

The CAD market returns to growth; reaches $8 billion in 2014

New JPR report says a software giant once dismissed as mature sprouts green shoots. Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry’s research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, announces the new edition of its CAD market study, which includes historical data and forecasts. JPR’s CAD Report tracks suppliers of CAD software and related products and […]

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Strong SolidWorks sales boost Dassault Systèmes in first quarter

Strong SolidWorks sales boost Dassault Systèmes in first quarter

Virtualization leader joins SPEC workstation graphics group

Virtualization leader joins SPEC workstation graphics group

VMware brings more cachet to existing virtualization standards support. Virtualization specialist VMware has joined the SPEC Graphics and Workstation Performance Group (SPEC/GWPG) as a new member. The company is also a member of the SPEC Open Systems Group and the SPEC Research Group. The SPEC Graphics and Workstation Performance Group is a leader in standardized […]

Workstation market chugs along in 4Q14

Workstation market chugs along in 4Q14

Latest JPR market update shows Lenovo continuing to gain market share. The descriptor of “steady” may not excite, but given the volatility in the workstation market over the last seven years, steady ain’t too bad. For those looking to forget the nasty economy of the late 00’s, and whose nerves were frayed by the up-and-down […]