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Add-in board market down in Q2, Nvidia holds market share lead

August 25th 2014

JPR found that AIB shipments during Q2 2014 behaved according to past years with regard to seasonality, but the decrease was more than the 10-year average. The news was disappointing, quarter-to-quarter, the market dropped 17.5 % (compared to the desktop PC market, which increased 1.3%). The attach rate of AIBs to desktop PCs has declined from a high of 63% in Q1 2008 to 36% in 2014 2Q, down from 44% last quarter. Click here to learn more about this major report, subscribers can download it now.

The PC isn’t dead—I told you so

Techwatch August 27th 2014

What’s next? In terms of economic recovery, and overall growth trends, the PC market is a lot healthier than many others—  automobiles, for example. However, although the PC market recovered faster than autos, it got gob-smacked by the impact of tablets. Seeing the downturn in sales, the sharpshooters on Wall Street drew a straight line and cleverly predicted the PC would be dead and gone by 2020. Those were the same bright folks who created derivatives that sent the world economy into a nosedive; definitely the folks we want to be listening to. Fortunately, the world beyond Wall Street wasn’t …

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

Nvidia and Qualcomm share design win at Xiaomi

Xiaomi 5-inch MI3 smartphone: for $327 Rising star Chinese smartphone builder Xiaomi has released its latest smartphone the Xiaomi MI3 with a starting price of just $327. Xiaomi plans to offer two versions of the phone, one for China Unicom with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, and another for China Mobile …Click here to read this news article

The back-to-school season kicks off with a bang

Intel’s IDF promotes the Internet of things and Apple introduces new things It’s back-to-school time and the news is coming really thick and fast. Is Apple doomed? Is the PC dead? Did Miley Cyrus do anything really embarrassing in the last 24 hours? We’re all going back to school …Click here to read this blog entry

Five years: yet another long strange trip …

And in half the time! I was asked recently to write about the five most important market develop¬ments of the last five years. I have no idea why; David Letterman was busy or something. As I considered what I would write about, I found myself thinking about how mobile …Click here to read this blog entry