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AMD increased market share in Q2 2016 despite overall GPU shipments declining 4%

August 23rd 2016

Today, JPR is releasing ourlatest report on GPU shipments. The PC market rose in Q2 from the previous quarter, but declined from the same quarter last year, largely due to data center and servers. Some PC suppliers are seeing growth in hope 2-in-1 systems and gaming desktops and notebooks, they hope this will offset the slow down the in PC shipments. While there are high ASP systems, however the two segments combined can only contribute around 10 million unit shipments a year, less than the decline of the total PC market. Read more on our report page

The letters of the future

Techwatch August 16th 2016

Although we speak in code, we all have the decoder We’ve lived through, enjoyed, and profited from the PC era, and of course it’s not over yet, just shifting to the high end. As the PC (a convenient and beloved two-letter acronym, sometimes confused with political correctness—there’s a joke in there, is it PC to use PC in non-PC situations?) … anyway, as the PC market has changed, most of the companies associated with it have been searching for the next big thing. Some of them found it in the mobile space,

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