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Workstation market sticks to the right script in third quarter

Workstation market sticks to the right script in third quarter

Latest report from Jon Peddie Research shows continued growth while the larger PC market continues to shrink. After a surprisingly disappointing first quarter of 2015, followed up by a welcome rebound in Q2, all eyes were on Q3 to find out exactly which script the workstation market would follow. Would it track PCs downhill, like […]

By December 1, 2015 Read More →
Autodesk reports sluggish third quarter 

Autodesk reports sluggish third quarter 

They told us the move to subscriptions might put a drag on revenue; they were right.    The third quarter did not treat Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) kindly. Revenue was up 2% only when measured in constant currencies; otherwise it was down 3% year-over-year. Subscriptions increased by 80,000 sequentially but deferred revenue fell. Billings fell 4%, and Autodesk reported an […]

By November 21, 2015 Read More →
Graphics add-in board market up in third quarter

Graphics add-in board market up in third quarter

AMD gained market share at Nvidia’s expense. Quarter-to-quarter shipments increased 27.6% but decreased 3.8% year-to-year. Jon Peddie Research (JPR), has announced estimated PC graphics add-in-board (AIB) shipments and suppliers’ market share for the third quarter of 2015. Two big introductions came in the third quarter. AMD released their Radeon AIB lineup: the Fury series, powered […]

By November 18, 2015 Read More →
Autodesk wins legal settlement against ZWSoft

Autodesk wins legal settlement against ZWSoft

ZWSoft CEO issues apology for use of AutoCAD code; Autodesk gets undisclosed sum. China-based CAD software vendor ZWSoft and Autodesk have announced the settlement of two lawsuits brought by Autodesk, claiming ZWSoft used “AutoCAD intellectual property” in its ZWCAD+ product. ZWSoft agrees to pull the offending software from the market, and will pay an undisclosed […]

By November 18, 2015 Read More →
Numecent rounds up $15.5 million Series B investment

Numecent rounds up $15.5 million Series B investment

Deutsche Telekom again leads the investment round. Specializing in client-side virtualization has been a key to “disruptive growth.” Cloudpaging expert Numecent today announced it has raised $15.5 million in a major Series-B funding round, bringing the total funding to date in the company to approximately $38 million. Deutsche Telekom, who led the Series-A funding round, […]

By November 17, 2015 Read More →
Overall GPU shipments increased 9% from last quarter

Overall GPU shipments increased 9% from last quarter

Nvidia was the big winner, up 21% sequentially; AMD and Intel also saw GPU shipments increase. Although the PC graphics semiconductor industry continues to decline, shipments increased in the third quarter of 2015, reflecting the overall global increase in consumer confidence. GPU sales, integrated and discrete, desktop and notebook were up significantly from the last […]

By November 12, 2015 Read More →
Ansys reports anemic third quarter 

Ansys reports anemic third quarter 

A rising US dollar slows global sales. The outlook for 2016 is more of the same.   By historical standards, Ansys (NASDAQ:ANSS) has reported a mediocre third quarter. For the period ending September 30, 2015 total revenue was $237.8 million, up 2% from a year ago. Measured in constant currencies (removing the effect of fluctuating […]

By November 9, 2015 Read More →
PTC closes fiscal year with lower revenues, net income

PTC closes fiscal year with lower revenues, net income

Total revenue was within previous guidance; the transition to subscription revenue and new revenue streams will take time. CAD and PLM are losing steam.   PTC (PTC: NASDAQ) has reported fourth quarter and full year results for fiscal 2015 that were flat to lower than the year-ago comparison in almost all categories. PTC says the […]

3D Systems CEO resigns

3D Systems CEO resigns

During Avi Reichental’s 12-year run, 3D Systems acquired more than 40 companies. 3D printer manufacturer 3D Systems announced today that Avi Reichental has resigned as President, Chief Executive Officer, and as a Director of the Company, effective yesterday. The departure was “by mutual agreement with the Company’s Board of Directors.” Reichental was CEO for 12 […]

To virtualize or not to virtualize

To virtualize or not to virtualize

Jon Peddie Research surveyed the users and would-be users of virtualization technology.   By Jon Peddie We just wrapped up a survey of end users and asked them questions about their awareness and interest in virtualization and remote graphics. The first thing we wanted to find out was whether they even knew what a virtualization […]

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