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Nvidia increased everything in Q3 2016. Total GPU shipments up a whopping 20.4%, from last quarter

November 15th 2016

Q3'16 MarketWatch has been released. Nvidia’s market share increased 2.2% from last quarter and 0.4% from last year, Intel lost 1.6% market share from last quarter, and AMD’s overall share decreased 0.6%, from last quarter. Overall GPU shipments (rounded up) increased 20% from last quarter, AMD increased 15% Nvidia increased 39% and Intel, increased 18%.Year-to-year total GPU shipments increased 0.3%, desktop graphics decreased -4%, notebooks increased 3%. Read more on our MarketWatch page

This is such a crazy, exciting industry

Techwatch November 23rd 2016

If the PC is dead, how come so many companies are making money from it? The PC industry has been exciting since the arrival of the Intel 4004 and Gordon Moore’s observation about the doubling of density in semiconductor memory manufacturing in 1965.  The industry has just reported on its 2016 third-quarter results, and what terrific results they were, for everyone. AMD let us know that PCs are not the only game in town being bolstered by console sales, even though they share the same X86 DNA with PCs. But regardless of AMD’s great results with consoles, more

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 marketing. Click here to read this blog entry