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Jon Peddie Research launches new Visual Processing Unit market report

Jon Peddie Research launches new Visual Processing Unit market report

Tiny new processors are driving innovation in a wide variety of industries. Jon Peddie Research (JPR) today launched a new quarterly report covering the fast-growing Visual Processing Unit (VPU) market. VPUs are specialized processors currently capable of running 10-bit or 12-bit datasets of tens of megapixels at rates of up to 60 or 120 frames […]

By February 7, 2017 Read More →
Hexagon to acquire MSC Software for $834 million

Hexagon to acquire MSC Software for $834 million

MSC revenue in 2016 was below 2009 revenue.   [Editor’s note: see also our January 13, 2017 article, “MSC Software acquisition rumors flying.”] Engineering software and services conglomerate Hexagon AB today announced it will acquire MSC Software, an industry pioneer in computer-aided engineering (CAE) software. The purchase price is $834 million on “a cash and […]

By February 2, 2017 Read More →
Siemens, Bentley Systems to co-develop new utility planning and design software

Siemens, Bentley Systems to co-develop new utility planning and design software

Smart grid technology is first on the agenda. Software is reprogramming the industrial world. Siemens and Bentley Systems are taking the next step in their recently announced strategic alliance (see, “Siemens takes ownership state in Bentley via strategic alliance”) by jointly develop new products for the “accelerated digitization of planning, design, and operations for power […]

By January 31, 2017 Read More →
Materialise and Siemens forge Additive Manufacturing partnership

Materialise and Siemens forge Additive Manufacturing partnership

Siemens is fighting for leadership recognition in Industry 4.0 with GE; 3D printing is one battle in a larger war. 3D printing software specialist Materialise NV and Siemens PLM has entered into a partnership to improve the design and manufacture of parts using additive manufacturing. The two companies will work together to integrate Materialise technology […]

By January 17, 2017 Read More →
MSC Software acquisition rumors flying

MSC Software acquisition rumors flying

Investors who stayed with MSC when it went private could get a nice payout, even though we think the rumored price is low. Business news sites are reporting officially unconfirmed claims that computer-aided engineering (CAE) developer MSC Software is in talks to be acquired. MSC was a public company from 1983 to 2009. The reports […]

By January 13, 2017 Read More →
New JPR white paper explores the future of GPUs

New JPR white paper explores the future of GPUs

The astronomical growth in computation graphics technology has created new opportunities far removed from the original objectives. The market for — and use of — GPUs stretches from supercomputers and medical instrumentation to gaming machines, mobile devices, automobiles, and wearables. Just about everyone in the industrialized world has at least a half dozen GPUs, and […]

By December 26, 2016 Read More →
Dassault Systemès acquires simulation division from Next Limit

Dassault Systemès acquires simulation division from Next Limit

XFlow CFD offers a new approach to highly dynamic fluid flow simulation. Next Level will concentrate on its simulation for visualization products. Dassault Systemès and Next Limit Technologies (NLT) have announced the sale of NLT’s Dynamics division to Dassault. The purchase moves a popular new approach to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) into the hands of […]

By December 9, 2016 Read More →
AMD Radeon GPUs headed to Google Cloud

AMD Radeon GPUs headed to Google Cloud

Google Compute Engine and Cloud Machine Learning services will have FirePro boards as compute accelerators. One more unknown success story for open source code.   AMD has scored a big win in cloud technology, with the recent announcement that its Radeon GPU technology will be available to Google Cloud Platform users. Starting in 2017, Google […]

By December 8, 2016 Read More →
Khronos launches VR standards initiative

Khronos launches VR standards initiative

Rapid growth of virtual reality is causing platform fragmentation; Khronos is in a unique position to create a common set of VR APIs.   The Khronos Group has announced an open call to vendors to participate in a new initiative to define a cross-vendor, royalty-free, open standard for access to modern virtual reality (VR) devices. […]

By December 7, 2016 Read More →
Autodesk revenue down 18% in third quarter

Autodesk revenue down 18% in third quarter

The warnings about lower revenue during business model transition are still true. AutoCAD business is in the cellar. By Randall S. Newton Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) continues to see revenue declines as it moves through its transition from selling software licenses to selling software subscriptions. Revenue in the third quarter of Fiscal 2017 (ended October 31, […]

By November 30, 2016 Read More →