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For Q1’16, desktop discrete GPU shipments increased 5.3% from last quarter

May 23rd 2016

JPR had released the Q1'16 MarketWatch report, in Q1 AMD notebook market share increased 7.5% from last quarter, Nvidia overall share increased 1.7%, from last year. The GPU market and the PC market in general, continued to slide as users and corporations have stretched out their refresh rates. The Gaming PC segment, where higher-end GPUs are used, was once again the bright spot in the overall PC market for the quarter. Notebooks drug down the overall PC market, and discrete GPUs. Overall GPU shipments decreased -15% from last quarter, AMD decreased -5% Nvidia decreased -15% and Intel, decreased -17%. Read more on the new MarketWatch report HERE

The AIB is here to tell ya, I’m not dead yet

Techwatch May 26th 2016

PC sales are down, it’s the end of an era, woe oh woe, what’ll we do?  Relax. The hysterical headlines of shares pushers on Seeking Alpha, Motley Fool, and various “news” sites are enough to make anyone think the world is coming to an end. As usual, the end isn’t near, it’s just shifted its place on the horizon.  Yes, PC shipments have declined, When the only choice we had was a PC, we bought them. And when software and other devices like memory were changing rapidly, we

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 marketing. Click here to read this blog entry

Jon Peddie shares his vision for the future of graphics on HEXUS.tv at CeBIT 2008

Jon Peddie is one of the world’s leading experts on the graphics market. Here is a two-part interview in which he shares his vision for the future of graphics with the HEXUS.tv audience. HEXUS.tv covered everything from PlayStation 4 to XBox 720 and Larrabee through to Fusion… and that Read the complete article

Mitsubishi Electric to exit mobile phone biz

TOKYO (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Electric Corp said it planned to exit its loss-making mobile phone business, becoming the latest Japanese electronics maker to withdraw from a market dominated by overseas giants such as Nokia. In the face of tough competition from Nokia, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd) and other global suppliers Read the complete article