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Overall GPU shipments increased 9% from last quarter, Nvidia increased 21%, AMD increased 16%

November 11th 2015

JPR has released its latest MarketWatch report, our quarterly on overall GPU shipments. In Q3'15 we saw some positive numbers. AMD's overall unit shipments increased 15.87% quarter-to-quarter, Intel's total shipments increased 5.08% from last quarter, and Nvidia's increased 21.39%.The attach rate of GPUs (includes integrated and discrete GPUs) to PCs for the quarter was 138% which was up 1.24% from last quarter and 29.95% of PCs had discrete GPUs, which is up 3.51%.Read more and on our MarketWatch page HERE

Is Google disrupting or stabilizing mobile SoCs?

Techwatch November 18th 2015

Fragmentation threatens market expansion Google representatives recently spoke with several SoC builders about developing chips based on Google’s designs. It is part of a push by the company to bring uniformity to what they fear is a fragmented universe of Android phones.  What would this mean for GPU vendors? Avoiding fragmentation in the Android platform is good for all—but Google prescribing exact silicon designs could further commoditize the silicon market, eventually removing any incentive for hardware vendors to invest in the platform at all. What to do?  One way perhaps is not to prescribe

LG Electronics profit soars amid strong handset sales

SEOUL, South Korea - LG Electronics Inc., a major producer of mobile phones and consumer electronics, said Tuesday that third-quarter net profit surged nearly 15-fold amid record handset sales and better performance by its flat panel joint venture LG.Philips LCD Co. LG Electronics earned 339.2 billion won ($369.8 million) in the Read the complete article

Nvidia’s Intel-based IGP

(from JPR) If you asked any of the executives at Nvidia if they were planning to offer an IGP three years ago, they would have said something like, no way, Who’d want to be in that low margin business? We have way too many other things to do, etc. Click here to read this news article

Bad Box Office? Blame ‘Halo’

from Advertising Age ( The joystick has brought Ben Stiller nothing but sorrow. Total industry ticket sales were only $80 million for the Oct. 5 weekend the film opened, a whopping 27% below the same weekend the year before, according to research firm Media by Numbers. That’s the industry’s worst Read the complete article

Leopard, Apple’s new operating system, broadens Macs’ reach

Apple Inc.‘s next-generation operating system, Mac OS X “Leopard,” will be available Oct. 26 for $129, and Apple’s online store is taking pre-orders, the company said Tuesday. Leopard was originally due in June, but Apple said in April that it needed to divert resources so it could launch the much-anticipated Read the complete article

iPhone owner sues Apple for $1 million

SAN JOSE, California (AP)—A New York woman is so angry at Apple Inc. for lopping $200 off the price of the iPhone that she’s filed a lawsuit seeking $1 million in damages. Speaking of affordable prices. Apple has found itself on the wrong end of a lawsuit after a woman Read the complete article