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Nvidia aquires modem maker Icera

Posted by Robert Dow on May 9th 2011 | Permalink
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Nvidia buys Icera for $367 Million; Icera based in Bristol, England, produces baseband processor for 3G and 4G cellular phones and tablets and well as a host of patents. Will this put Nvidia in direct competition with Qualcomm for the mobile market? Jon has his say - see his blog "Getting

Its the first week of May, and a New Version of JPR’s TechWatch is now available

Posted by Robert Dow on May 5th 2011 | Permalink
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Featured in this weeks TechWatch read about "The tablets of the season", a report from the LA Game Industry Conference, what is going on at Pixelogic and a look at the financial reports of Apple, Intel and AMD. You can download your version of TechWatch here.

Surprising Q1 Results, Graphics Shipments Up 10.3% While PC Shipments Down 5%

Posted by Robert Dow on May 3rd 2011 | Permalink
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JPR found that GPU shipments during the first quarter of 2011 behaved according to past years with regard to seasonality, and was nominal on a year-to-year comparison for the quarter. Please read more on the Q1 2011 MarketWatch report here.

NEW TechWatch now available

Posted by Webmaster on May 3rd 2011 | Permalink
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TechWatch for May 3rd 2011 is now available for download.

Taiwan warns to brace for shortages

Posted by Robert Dow on May 2nd 2011 | Permalink
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The effects of the disaster in Japan are starting to take a toll on the supply chain. Taiwan manufactures warn of "acute shortages" in memory chips, gyroscopes, capacitors, chip-resistors, cover glass and even bismaleimide-triazine resin, which will seriously affect shipments of iPad-like tablets. Read more on the shortages the industry

What was technologies impact on the Royal Wedding?

Posted by Robert Dow on April 29th 2011 | Permalink
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Estimates have ranged form two billion to three billion onlookers for the royal wedding, a whopping 29% of the world's population tuning in to see William and Kate exchange vows. No matter the number it will dwarf the 750 million that watched the wedding of Charles and Diana. Tens of millions tuned

Sony introduces two new tablets powered by Tegra

Posted by Robert Dow on April 26th 2011 | Permalink
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Sony announced two new Honeycomb tablets, the S1 and S2 powered by Nvidia's Tegra 2. The S1 is a 9.4-inch widescreen tablet, the S2 will be a dual-screen tablet which has two 5.5-inch screens. They both are capable of WiFi, 3G/4G and will be PlayStation-certified meaning that you’ll be

Nintendo confirms successor to the Wii on the way

Posted by Robert Dow on April 25th 2011 | Permalink
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Six years after the release of the monstrously successful Wii, Nintendo announces a new console; codenamed "Project Cafe". The new system is set for release in 2012. Nintendo plans to have a "playable model" of the new system ready in June for E3. E3 being held between June 7 - 9 in Los

JPR is back from COFES 2011 and out with a new issue of TechWatch

Posted by Robert Dow on April 22nd 2011 | Permalink
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In this weeks issue a look back at COFES 2011, Adobe's new road map and a breakdown of Sony's PS3. Jon opines on the HPU and how GPU-compute will fuel astounding growth in computer engineering software acceleration, bringing better products to the world sooner than expected. You can read more on

New Alienware M11x, M14x and M18x laptops announced

Posted by Robert Dow on April 20th 2011 | Permalink
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Dell has unveiled three Sandy Bridge-powered Alienware gaming notebooks: the M11x, M14x and M18x. The largest laptop the M18x will be offered with an overclocked 4GHz Core i7 Extreme, a choice between a pair of AMD Radeon HD 6970M GPUs in CrossFireX configuration, or a pair