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Overall GPU shipments dropped 13% in Q1’2015 from last quarter

May 15th 2015

Today JPR is releasing its latest report on the quarterly on worldwide GPU shipments. Overall GPU shipments dropped 13% in Q1'2015 from last quarter, AMD slipped 17%, Nvidia fell 13.5%, and Intel saw a 12% slip. Year-to-year total GPU shipments dropped 2.9%-Desktop graphics down 12.6%, notebooks up 4.2%. The attach rate of GPUs (includes integrated and discrete GPUs) to PCs for the quarter was 148%, which was up 2.95% from last quarter, and 30.57% of PCs had discrete GPUs, which is up 0.39%.The overall PC market decreased -14.77% quarter-to-quarter, and decreased -6.5% year-to-year. More details on Q1'2015 can be found on our MarketWatch product page.

On being first

Techwatch May 13th 2015

Doesn’t always mean you win AMD and Nvidia have been leaders in being first; Intel, ARM, Apple, Samsung, and others have been quick, but seldom first. Qualcomm has had some firsts.  First-to-market (FTM), also referred to as first-mover advantage, or FMA, can often gain a significant advantage if it is the first entrant and gains a competitive advantage through control of resources. But that’s really only part of the equation. If the first-mover does not capitalize on its advantage, its “first-mover disadvantages” leave opportunity for new entrants to enter the market and compete

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 modelClick 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 further. WhoClick 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 haveClick 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 higher than Gartner'Click here to read this blog entry