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3D Systems to acquire Cimatron for $97 million

November 25th 2014

3D printer manufacturer 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire all outstanding shares of CAM software developer Cimatron (NASDAQ: CIMT) in a deal valued at approximately $97 million. 3D Systems has been on an aggressive acquisition path for the past few years, in an effort to create a full-service 3D printing software and hardware business. Read more on the acquisition on GraphicSpeak.

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Why gaming is a proxy for the PC market

Techwatch November 25th 2014

Or maybe a leading indicator You can’t point to a single event like the big bang, but sometime late last year there was a renaissance, a rejuvenation, a revolution in the world of computer gaming, across multiple platforms, price points, performance, and personal use.  Some of the sparks of the renaissance can be attributed to two new game consoles introduced with x86 architecture, a new gaming OS from Steam, a push into handheld gaming by Android-based games with serious 3D FPS playability, and smart TVs that become their own console. Alienware and dozens of new gaming laptops also rejuvenated …

Baby you can drive my car

So much of the news coming out of CES was focused around cars and robots that no one is even talking much about the latest, greatest, most giant TV in the world, whatever it is. A contender is Vizio’s 120-inch Ultra HD, Samsung’s high- and ultra-high-def 102-inch curved TV. …Click here to read this blog entry

20 Pounds of AR

”Good morning sir, and welcome to Waltmar,” the smiling older gentleman with wavy silver hair said, his false teeth shining in the sunlight, ” how can we help you today? We’re having a sale on 720p pixels, and there’s still some DVDs left if you hurry.”   “Thanks,” Ranger …Click here to read this blog entry

Facebook as the new model

They’re probably doomed now At Autodesk University we heard several people describe something as the “Facebook of Engineering” or the “Facebook of CAD.” It’s funny, after a year or so of being de¬clared dead, Facebook has risen as the model for communication. Just a quick Google search also revealed …Click here to read this blog entry

ARM Acquires Geomerics

ARM today acquired Geomerics, the leader in lighting technology for the gaming and entertainment industries. The acquisition expands ARM’s position at the forefront of the visual computing and graphics industries. Additionally, the agreement enables Geomerics to build on their existing partnerships as well as accelerate their development in mobile. …Read the complete article

There’s going to over 2 million happy kids this holiday

Microsoft and Sony set new sales records Was there a pent up demand for a new gen console? Duh, you think so? Prior to the announcement that MS and Sony were going to do a gen 8 console, shortly after Nintendo announced the Wii U, console sale dipped even …Click here to read this blog entry