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Toon Boom acquires Tactic Studio

Toon Boom acquires Tactic Studio

The digital asset management software will become part of the Toon Boom Animation portfolio. Toon Boom Animation has acquired Tactic Studio, the digital asset management software, from Toronto-based Southpaw Technology Inc. The technology will be added to the Toon Boom Animation portfolio and renamed Toon Boom Manager. “Toon Boom Manager will enhance and improve the […]

By March 11, 2016 Read More →
Workstations continue to outperform broader PC market

Workstations continue to outperform broader PC market

Tiny slippage in sales in 4Q15, as vendors steal market share from each other. Workstation continues to outperform the broader PC markets. Industry reports have noted double-digit percentage decline in PC shipments in 2015, yet research firm and market watcher Jon Peddie Research reports the workstation market fell only 0.8% in the fourth quarter of […]

By March 3, 2016 Read More →
High-end add-in graphics boards shipments increased in 2015

High-end add-in graphics boards shipments increased in 2015

Great games drove the market. Sales of add-in boards for computer graphics (AIBs) rose in 2015, drove by the enthusiast (gaming) segment of the market, according to a new market report released today by Jon Peddie Research. The total number of AIBs sold in 2015 was 50 million compared to 44 million in 2014.  Of […]

By March 2, 2016 Read More →
GPU shipments rise in fourth quarter

GPU shipments rise in fourth quarter

All vendors enjoyed increased sales. The GPU market seems to have found its new normal, along with the PC market it serves. For all of 2015 total GPU shipments decreased 14% but in the fourth quarter they were up 2.4%. According to a new market research report from Jon Peddie Research, the gaming PC segment […]

By February 29, 2016 Read More →
Autodesk revenue down in fourth quarter, flat for fiscal year

Autodesk revenue down in fourth quarter, flat for fiscal year

Transition metrics and revenue metrics offer alternative scenarios for Autodesk’s fiscal year. The story of fourth quarter and full-year results for Autodesk (ADSK: Nasdaq) is a tale of two methods of measurement. If we measure the metrics of transition from perpetual license sales to annual subscriptions, Autodesk is doing quite well. If we measure the […]

By February 26, 2016 Read More →
Ansys posts rare decline for full year revenue

Ansys posts rare decline for full year revenue

Net income is down, net revenue is flat in underwhelming fourth quarter. Ansys will have to wait until next year to join the billion dollar revenue club.   Ansys (ANSS: Nasdaq) reports a rare decline in net income for the all of 2015 (ended December 31, 2015). The company cites a mix of currency issues […]

By February 26, 2016 Read More →
Siemens to acquire engineering simulation specialist CD-Adapco

Siemens to acquire engineering simulation specialist CD-Adapco

$970 million buys one of the largest remaining independent CAE firms. Siemens has announced it will acquire engineering simulation specialist CD-Adapco for $970 million. The deal is expected to close in the next two months. CD-Adapco is a Melville, New York-based engineering simulation company with a global clientele and annual revenue close to $200 million […]

By February 17, 2016 Read More →
PTC to pay settlement in China investigation

PTC to pay settlement in China investigation

$28.2 million fine imposed for improper spending on clients. PTC has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding an investigation of paid travel for customers in China. The U.S. Department of Justice and the SEC says the $28.2 million fine resolves possible bribery charges under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices […]

By February 16, 2016 Read More →
Khronos releases Vulkan 1.0 specification for GPU use

Khronos releases Vulkan 1.0 specification for GPU use

The open API provides common access to graphics acceleration technology. After 18 months of collaborative research and development among a wide cross-section of software and hardware developers, The Khronos Group today releases Vulkan 1.0, a new specification for direct control of GPU (graphics processing unit) acceleration in a wide range of devices. The design, built […]

By February 16, 2016 Read More →
Dassault creates the $3 billion PLM club with strong Q4 and full year results

Dassault creates the $3 billion PLM club with strong Q4 and full year results

Even when taking currency fluctuations out of the equation, it was a good year. Dassault Systemès (OTCMKTS: DASTY) has reported strong growth in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2015, and for the full year. Recurring software revenue now accounts for 70% of Dassault revenue. Revenue in 4Q15 (ending December 31, 2015) was €796.5 million […]

By February 5, 2016 Read More →