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Autodesk Acquires Numenus Ray Tracing Technology

Posted by Robert Dow on August 30th 2011 | Permalink
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Autodesk has acquired certain technology-related assets from Numenus GmbH, a software provider of high-end visualization technology used to render and review 3D datasets. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Numenus’ founders will join Autodesk. Read more on the acquisition here.

AMD names Rory P. Read CEO

Posted by Robert Dow on August 25th 2011 | Permalink
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Lost in the Earth-shattering report of Steve Jobs' departure was the news that AMD has named a new CEO. Rory Read most recently President and COO of Lenovo will take over the reigns at AMD. "I believe AMD’s technology portfolio and design expertise position the company to lead in

HP - breaking up the place

Posted by Robert Dow on August 24th 2011 | Permalink
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HP’s Personal System group, PSG, is a $41 billion dollar company. It is, IMHO, a jewel, but I may be a bit biased because I have a lot of old friends there. And, like any large organization, it’s not just one thing. In macro scale it’s a desktop

AMD releases updates of APUs

Posted by Robert Dow on August 23rd 2011 | Permalink
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Updated C & E-Series APUs feature DDR3 1333 support for enhanced memory bandwidth and faster performance and video playback, HDMI 1.4a connections allow for viewing 3D pictures and home video on 3D-enabled TVs and displays. For notebooks, the new AMD Fusion C-Series and E-Series APUs deliver longer battery life — with up to 10.5

HP sees “overwhelming” demand for cut-price TouchPad

Posted by Robert Dow on August 22nd 2011 | Permalink
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A day after announcing plans to ditch its tablet and smart-phone efforts, HP dropped the price of its webOS-powered TouchPad tablet device at the weekend to just US$99.99 and in turn claimed to have witnessed “overwhelming” demand. HP cut the price of its least-expensive TouchPad to just under US$100, from

Autodesk posts a 19% increase in Q2 earnings

Posted by Robert Dow on August 19th 2011 | Permalink
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Net earnings for the May-through-July period were $71.2 million, or 30 cents per share, up from $59.9 million, or 25 cents per share, in the second quarter of 2010. Revenue was $546.3 million, up 16 percent from $472.8 million a year earlier, sales were particularly strong in Asia, $143 million in the second quarter, up 24 percent. You can listen

Exploring the brave new world of virtual moviemaking

Posted by Robert Dow on August 18th 2011 | Permalink
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JPR hosted a lively discussion on Virtual Moviemaking at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver that included industry stalwarts Rob Powers of Newtek, Brian Pohl of Autodesk, Steve Cooper of Smith Micro, Darin Grant of DreamWorks and Ping Fu of GeoMagic. You can view the entire panel discussion on YouTube here.

From Digital to Real and Back Again

Posted by Robert Dow on August 16th 2011 | Permalink
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It’s getting real, folks. Increasingly, the real world is becoming interrelated with the digital world, and this is driving new frontiers in software. Scanned data is being fed into computer-aided design (CAD) programs to serve as a starting point or even to co-exist with CAD data, depending on the

Jon Peddie slides from Siggraph now online

Posted by Webmaster on August 16th 2011 | Permalink
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Jon Peddie gave a keynote talk at the Khronos Group Mobile BOF, as well as had his annual Siggraph Luncheon in Vancouver. The slide sets from both events are now available online in PDF format.

Autodesk releases 123D Sculpt for iPad

Posted by Robert Dow on August 12th 2011 | Permalink
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Autodesk has released 123D Sculpt, a 3D sculpting and painting app for iPad. The app is one more product Autodesk’s new consumer products division is releasing to appeal to the rapidly growing group of consumers who self-identify as Makers. Read the full story here.