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Onshape gets more VC money

Onshape gets more VC money

A new funding round nets the cloud-CAD startup $25 million. Cloud CAD startup Onshape has raised another $25 million in funding, according to a regulatory filing. This brings the total investment in Onshape to $169 million. The participants in this latest round were not disclosed. An Onshape spokesperson told GraphicSpeak the company is not commenting […]

By April 15, 2016 Read More →
Q1 PC shipments down, seasonal or continued slide?

Q1 PC shipments down, seasonal or continued slide?

Jon Peddie Research has seen the PC market stabilizing and returning to a predictable seasonality … except that the first quarter of 2016 was a surprise. PC shipments were down much more than expected. So what do we think?

By April 13, 2016 Read More →
Dassault Systèmes acquires 3DPLM from Geometric

Dassault Systèmes acquires 3DPLM from Geometric

The India-based group will be integrated into Dassault global R&D. Dassault Systèmes has acquired full ownership of 3DPLM, the research and development group created in 2002 as a joint venture between Dassault and Geometric Ltd. of India. Dassault says the team of more than 2,000 employees will become a fully integrated part of Dassault Systèmes’ […]

By April 11, 2016 Read More →
Autodesk invites activist shareholders onto board

Autodesk invites activist shareholders onto board

CEO Carl Bass warned about short-sighted activists with “simplistic views.” Two weeks later they are on the board of directors. By Randall S. Newton Autodesk has announced it is inviting representatives from so-called activist investor groups to join its board of directors. On the face of it, sounds like mild news. But there is more […]

By March 17, 2016 Read More →
JPR to host press briefing at Game Developers Conference

JPR to host press briefing at Game Developers Conference

Executives and analysts will discuss tech and market issues. Stop by the SF Green Space at EEFG building (steps away from the Moscone Center) Wednesday March 16 on your way to Game Developers Conference in the morning for coffee, breakfast and a solid grounding in game industry realities for 2016. Jon Peddie Research is holding […]

By March 15, 2016 Read More →
Global gaming hardware market forecast to reach $140 Billion by 2019

Global gaming hardware market forecast to reach $140 Billion by 2019

Jon Peddie Research says the PC Gaming hardware market was $29 billion in 2015. Jon Peddie Research (JPR) issued a new market forecast today predicting the global game hardware market to pass $140 billion in 2019. The global PC gaming hardware market receded slightly in 2015 but less than the overall PC market. JPR believes […]

By March 14, 2016 Read More →
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 →