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The CAD market returns to growth; reaches $8 billion in 2014

April 23rd 2015

Jon Peddie Research estimates the CAD software market to be an $8 billion market with 5.15 annual users. We expect the market to grow to $8.7 billion in 2017 at a CAGR of 4%.The news is encouraging and consistent with economic trends. The field of CAD has grown to encompass many disciplines, industries, and capabilities; the report concentrates on the tools used to produce CAD drawings and models. From that point of view we offer market share data for the major companies, geographic breakdowns, an estimate of users, and forecasts for the future. Read more on JPR's new 2105 CAD market study on our report page.

I know a conspiracy when I see one…

Techwatch April 29th 2015

They can deny it all they want In the second week of April 2015, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the neo-economic arm of the DoD, DoE, DHS, NSA, and FBI, told Intel to take 50,000 of its Xeon processors out of the truck they were in and put them back in the warehouse—they weren’t going to get shipped to China after all.  Why? Because the U.S. government has declared four technical centers in China associated with the massive computer known as Tianhe-2 to be acting contrary to U.S. national security or foreign-policy interests. Or stated another way, we’re not …

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

Focusing on the big picture

As the players jockey for position, they look for territory to claim When you’ve been all over the place, it gets kind of hard to concentrate. The fragmenting digital market is just a huge challenge for companies to keep up with, and as a result, small companies have to …Click here to read this blog entry

Is It Up or Down? Depends on How & What You Count

Gartner and IDC last week (Oct. 9) released their measurements of the PC industry. The dueling giant research firms have never agreed on the exact number. If they did, one of them would become instantly redundant, but they are close enough. IDC's count at 81.61 million is 1.7 percent …Click here to read this blog entry

Trends and Forecasts in Computer Graphics— power-efficient rendering

This is the second in a series of observations about computer graphics (CG) trends, opportunities, and challenges.  (the first installment can be found at http://jonpeddie.com/blogs/comments/trends-and-forecasts-in-computer-graphics/ )   Introduction Today’s mobile processors are improving at an astonishing rate – and consequently delivering visually stunning user experiences in less than 3 …Click here to read this blog entry