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Immerse 2016

September 20th 2016

The Northwest’s premier event for immersive technology will explore how VR/ AR and Mixed Reality will transform manufacturing, design, education, health and medicine, architecture, real estate, social experiences, tourism, entertainment and more.

Elizabeth Baron, Technical Director at the Ford Motor Company‘s Immersive Virtual Environment (iVE) joins Chris Donahue, AMD and Sonya Kim, MD, One Caring Team to start the morning.Breakout Sessions include “Insights from the Real World”; “How Audio Can Make or Break Immersive Experiences” ; “Going Courtside in Real Time without Traveling” and a fireside chat with Tom Furness, the ‘Grandfather’ of Virtual Reality, among others.

On being natural

Techwatch September 28th 2016

The technology disappears when it’s working We are advancing quickly into the next generation of computing— aided and enabled, of course, by Moore’s Law and an expanding army of clever programmers who know, or are learning, how to exploit the new, tiny, yet powerful hardware. It truly is a generational revolution.  The revolution was started by the smartphone and its volume production, which rapidly brought down the price of nanoscale sensors and forced the processor makers to learn how to squeeze performance out of their designs while being ultra-conservative in the power they consumed

Steady growth for workstation market - JPR releases Q4’14 WS study

Worldwide, the industry shipped approximately 1.03 million workstations in Q4'14, equating to a within-cyclical-norms 1.4% sequential growth. The Q4 saw the first significant volume of many new deskside WSs built on Intel's Haswell-E processor and Grantley platform, an event that helped bolster results. Market shares for the big three OEMs were Read the complete article

GPU shipments (MarketWatch) Q4 2014 - Charts and Images

Graphics processors, stand-alone discrete devices, and embedded processor-based GPUs are ubiquitous and essential components in all systems and device today from handheld mobile devices, PCs, and workstations, to TVs, servers, vehicle systems, signage, game consoles, medical equipment, and wearables. New technologies and semiconductor manufacturing processes are taking advantage of the Click here to read this news article

Technology is a state of mind

Samsung, Apple, Nvidia, Google, Microsoft—they’re competitors. How in the world did that happen? It happened because what you do is becoming more important than what you’re doing it on. We used to think Samsung built displays, and Apple built computers, Nvidia built graphics processors, Click here to read this blog entry

GPU shipments (MarketWatch) Q2 2014 - Charts and Images

Graphics chips are without doubt one of the most powerful, exciting, and essential components in tech today: not only does every computer require one (or more), but the technology is entering into major new markets like supercomputers, remote workstations, and simulators almost on a daily basis. New technologies and compute Click here to read this news article

When is enough, enough?

13 hours is enough for one workday The French, bless them, have decreed that work ends when workers leave the office. In a deal negotiated between employer federations and unions, workers can feel free to ignore emails from their bosses that come in after hours, and employers are being asked to Click here to read this blog entry