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Nvidia, and AMD Increase GPU Attach Rates Total GPU Shipments Remain Flat

February 16th 2017

Nvidia Increases market share 1.5% for Quarter, 1.1% over prior year. AMD Delivers 1.4% improvement while Intel share decreased 4% over prior period. The PC market seems to have regained its normal seasonality curve, where Q3 is the peak, Q2 is the trough, Q4 is flat to a little up and Q1 is flat to a little down. For Q4’16 it was flat in unit shipments from the previous quarter and down For Q4'16 from last quarter, it was above the ten-year average of -3.40%. Overall GPU shipments didn’t change from last quarter, AMD increased 10% Nvidia increased 10% and Intel was down 4%. - JPR new Q4'16 edition of MarketWatch is now ready for download.

The reality of disappointment - We need a new law

Techwatch February 24th 2017

 The use of the term “Law” applied to an observation or axiom is incorrect and has been over used, but in this world of fake news, and alternative facts, the practice seems totally acceptable. Moore’s law is not a “Law” like gravity, or Ohm’s. There is no repeatable, action-reaction, input-output relationship, just some empirical data that suggests similar results. But calling it a law makes is easier to understand, easier to say in our rush-rush lives, and let’s face it, makes it sexier, cooler.  You may have heard

Virtual Reality Resolution

M.C Escher: Hand with Reflecting Sphere A number of months ago I visited a defense contractor who is making virtual reality training simulations for the military. To use the system people put on a VR headset which has a resolution of 800 x 600. At this meeting I asked the developers Click here to read this blog entry

The New Communications Tools…Listening, Helping

Guest blogger Andy Marken has weighed in with his very opinionated view on how, exactly marketing professionals are going to have to change their ways in order to take advantage of the new order: Web 2.0. It’s not business as usual and it’s going to require new Click here to read this blog entry

Educating the next crop of engineers

As I pondered this ponderous title and the challenge it represents for me to lead the round table at COFES it got me thinking about how we learn. Studies have shown that children learn fast and do so until they become 19 to 20 years old, then their brains become less flexible Click here to read this blog entry

Special Glass

Actually this entry should be named Special Plastic, because we don’t really use glass in our displays anymore do we? But we do specialize because one size doesn’t fit all (needs.) I have eight screens that I use. I watch TV on my 32-inch LG LCD Click here to read this blog entry

Mobile Game Pricing

If you compare software prices to the cost of developing console, PC, and mobile games, something seems to be out of whack. World of Warcraft costs about $50 million to develop and market, Call of Duty 4 – probably $20 million total, Gears of War $10 million to develop and a few more in Click here to read this blog entry