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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

Where’s Rick?

Rick Belluzzo is the new CEO of Quantum Corp. of Milpitas, California. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, this seems a step down for Belluzzo who has flown pretty high as CEO of SGI (when SGI was still flying reasonably high itself), and as COO and Ballmer heir-apparent at Click here to read this news article

Gateway goes into home projectors

The cow company is willing to try anything, but their current plans have consistently addressed the emerging digital TV market. Last year it was plasma screens and this year the company has announced plans to sell digital projectors. This time out, however, the projectors are aimed at the education and Click here to read this news article

And the beat goes on; AMD introduces Athlon 4 1500+ for notebooks

AMD’s latest processor is for notebooks. The new mobile processor is the Athlon 4 1500+ featuring QuantiSpeed and AMD PowerNow! Technology. The new part is built at the Dresden Fab 30 using AMD’s .18-micron process. As you know, this new processor may be named the Athlon 4 1500+, but in reality it is Read the complete article

MPEG-2 LA strikes again, this time at Dell

December 2001: Just because it’s a standard doesn’t mean there aren’t patent holders lurking in the bushes, and nowhere is this more true than in the confusing jungle of MPEG-2. The MPEG-LA group, formed in 1996 as a limited liability company, has emerged as a major coalition of patent Click here to read this news article