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Moderate sales in the first quarter, the GPU industry starts to gear up for Q3

May 24th 2017

JPR's Q1'17 MarketWatch report on GPU shipments is now available. The GPU market and the PC market in general, seems to have to have returned to normal seasonal cycles. This quarter was therefore appropriately down (normally it is flat to down), and the Gaming PC segment, where higher-end GPUs are used, was once again the bright spot in the overall PC market for the quarter. Overall GPU shipments decreased seasonally, -17.5% from last quarter. AMD decreased -25%, Nvidia decreased -26% and Intel, decreased -14%. The first quarter is typically flat to down from the previous quarter in the seasonal cycles of the past. Read more at MarketWatch.

Stop that or I’ll replace you with an AI

Techwatch May 17th 2017

Look at what you're doing not what the AIs are doing Everyone who has heard of AI (which as you know was just invented a few weeks ago) is sounding the warning bells about how AI thingies will take over our jobs. To which I say, come and get it—and hurry.  Look at what you do. How many repetitive tasks do you do a day, day after day. Do you enjoy that? Is that what you spent six to ten years in college for? When you write your memoir will you say, Every day after driving

AMD gets new endorsements for Opteron

AMD is building an environment for its new Opteron—their first chip to be introduced using the Hammer technology. Obviously, a hunky chip like this needs graphics, and AMD announced that 3DLabs, ATI, Matrox and SiS have committed to developing products for the Opteron chip. The Opteron will support AGP- Click here to read this news article

ATI and PalmSource announce licensing deal

Sometimes, all you have to do is speculate a little and suddenly the answers are handed to you. (It really works when you go out on a limb and speculate in public.) Recently, when writing about the potential of ATI's Imageon chip for handhelds we noted that the first announcement Click here to read this news article

Toshiba opts for Spatializer in its Edge RD-X2 DVD recorder

Toshiba’s brand new RD-X2 recorder is a DVD-R/RAM product that enables users to record up to six hours of content on a single disk. The way this works out on formats is that users can record to the DVD-Video format on DVD-R disks and be assured their content Click here to read this news article

ATI and PalmSource announce licensing deal

Sometimes, all you have to do is speculate a little and suddenly the answers are handed to you. (It really works when you go out on a limb and speculate in public.) Recently, when writing about the potential of ATI’s Imageon chip for handhelds we noted that the first Click here to read this news article

Toshiba opts for Spatializer in its Edge RD-X2 DVD recorder

Toshiba’s brand new RD-X2 recorder is a DVD-R/RAM product that enables users to record up to six hours of content on a single disk. The way this works out on formats is that users can record to the DVD-Video format on DVD-R disks and be assured their content Click here to read this news article