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SIGGRAPH 2016 is coming soon to Anaheim, and we’d like you to join us for lunch

June 27th 2016

If you are a member of the Press and will be in Anaheim for SIGGRAPH please join us for lunch at the Hilton Anaheim, Wednesday July 27th. This is the 16th year we will be hosting this luncheon, an event which brings together, press, analysts, industry stars and innovators is an important stop for the Siggraph experience. The discussion this year will be focus on the versatility of Game Engines. Please check out our Event Page for details and to register.

FLOPS vs FRAPS: cars and GPUs

Techwatch June 22nd 2016

What makes the difference where the rubber meets the road? FLOPS—Floating-point Operations Per Second is a measurement of a processor’s arithmetic processing speed and has been used since the early 1960s to evaluate and compare CPUs. FRAPS—FRAmes Per Second— is a benchmarking scheme for measuring how fast a graphics processor can update the screen. It is more commonly expressed as frames per second (fps). The use of FLOPS to characterize the performance of computers persists, even though it’s not a very accurate description.  While speaking with one of our investor

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

Is this a test?

I once had a cat named Alice. She was great company when I was working late at night, or very early in the morning. I would talk to her and she would look at me attentively, and sometimes answer with a little meow. During WWII Alan Turing developed the Turing Click here to read this blog entry

Is the sky really falling? Chips for the TV market

ST Microelectronics just completed the Genesis Microchip acquisition, Trident’s stock has dropped like a rock, and Pixelworks still can’t get itself sold. Who could have predicted all this three years ago? Actually, we did. Jon Peddie Research published the ATV Report in 2005 and it addressed the difficulty of Click here to read this blog entry

DVD wars — it’s all over but the shouting

The death blow came last month with the announcement that Warner Brothers would support Blu-Ray and only Blu-Ray. After that, HD-DVD was dead, it just wouldn’t fall down. Most recently Wal-Mart announced that it would sell Blu-Ray and only Blu-Ray DVDs and machines. You win some and you lose Click here to read this news article

S3, back in the game

S3 Graphics today announced the S3 Graphics Chrome 400 Series discrete graphics processors, designed to provide the latest gaming experience for energy-efficient desktop systems and portable notebook PCs coupled with outstanding HD content playback at the highest performance-per-watt ratio ever. “S3 Graphics has developed a product that will deliver incredible, high Read the complete article