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The CAD market returns to growth; reaches $8 billion in 2014

Posted by Robert Dow on April 23rd 2015 | Permalink
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Jon Peddie Research estimates the CAD software market to be an $8 billion market with 5.15 annual users. We expect the market to grow to $8.7 billion in 2017 at a CAGR of 4%.The news is encouraging and consistent with economic trends. The field of CAD has grown to encompass many disciplines, industries, and capabilities; the report concentrates on the tools used to produce CAD drawings and models. From that point of view we offer market share data for the major companies, geographic breakdowns, an estimate of users, and forecasts for the future. Read more on JPR's new 2105 CAD market…

The personal robot is coming for you and your job

Posted by Robert Dow on April 13th 2015 | Permalink
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Humans just love robots and there is a great deal of work going on to build mechanical robots and in some cases give them enough AI smarts so they can function as companions or maybe even workers. This is a new world that’s just getting started. Robbie the Robot will never die – he is part of our cultural imagination. Our memories of Robbie, and maybe for you less intellectual types, the Jetsons’ Rosie, have a lot to do with how we’re imagining personal robots coming to our homes … maybe. Read more at GraphicSpeak

Autodesk inaugurates its new robotics lab at Pier 9 with screening of Artoo in Love

Posted by Robert Dow on March 31st 2015 | Permalink
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Autodesk is building a robotics lab at Pier 9 and its first inaugural event was a screening of the movie Artoo in Love by Evan Atherton. The movie is a sweet three-minute short about the love life of an R2D2 robot. First time filmmaker Atherton worked as an intern at Autodesk before he finished up his degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California at Berkley. As was going through the process, Atherton began to realize he had another love, filmmaking and he began to think he might like to work in special effects. - See more at: GraphicSpeak…

Latest Bentley acquisition offers construction management in the cloud

Posted by Robert Dow on March 30th 2015 | Permalink
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Bentley’s most recent acquisition is a cloud-based approach to construction management. EADOC, based in Oakland, California, provides software to systematically track construction project documentation including design clarifications, inspectors’ daily reports, special inspections, memos, action items, deficiency items, and schedules.The terms of the deal were not disclosed; both Bentley Systems and EADOC, LLC., are privately held companies. See more at: GraphicSpeak

Watch the JPR press conference from GDC

Posted by Robert Dow on March 19th 2015 | Permalink
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This is the FULL presentation from Jon Peddie Research about gaming hardware sales and predictions at GDC 2015. Jon Peddie and Ted Pollak talk about Market Size, Growth, Conditions, and Trends of the gaming market. A brief history of how we got where we are today and the components of the $93 Billion gaming hardware market (PCs, Consoles, Smart Phones, Tablets, Handhelds, Location-based, and Peripherals). See the full presentation HERE and download the power point presentation on our GDC data page.

Real 2015 explores the intersection of reality and computers

Posted by Robert Dow on March 18th 2015 | Permalink
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In a burst of hey-kids-let’s-put-on-a-show, Autodesk kicked off its Real 2015 conference on a beautiful Feb­ruary day at San Francisco’s Fort Mason. The site, a reclaimed military base, is a longtime center for the city’s experimenters, artists, and young entrepreneurs, and that’s how Autodesk wants to see itself as it builds new busi­ness it sees growing in the spaces be­tween the computer graphics capabili­ties it has built and acquired and the op­portunities to connect that technology with the real world. - Read more on Autodesk and Real 2015 at: GraphicSpeak

Steady growth for workstation market - JPR releases Q4’14 WS study

Posted by Robert Dow on March 5th 2015 | Permalink
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Worldwide, the industry shipped approximately 1.03 million workstations in Q4'14, equating to a within-cyclical-norms 1.4% sequential growth. The Q4 saw the first significant volume of many new deskside WSs built on Intel's Haswell-E processor and Grantley platform, an event that helped bolster results. Market shares for the big three OEMs were generally stable, with the only notable exception being another uptick in Lenovo's share. Lenovo posted its highest-ever 13.6% share in Q4'14, up from 12.0% the quarter prior. HP nudged forward to 41.0%, while Dell took a step back to 32.5%. Read more on our WS report page.

JPR press conference to announce study results @ GDC

Posted by Robert Dow on February 19th 2015 | Permalink
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JPR, is holding a press conference Wednesday, March 4th at the SF Green Space at EEFG building, 657 Mission Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94105, two blocks away from the convention center. The doors open at 1:00. At the press conference we will be presenting shipment and forecast data on Gaming PCs, Consoles, a new category we are calling Android consoles (think Shield), PC graphics boards (AIBs), and Mobile Devices, with an emphasis on gaming. Members of the Press can RSVP to.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), space is limited.

New devices, new interfaces from Microsoft

Posted by Robert Dow on February 5th 2015 | Permalink
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Windows 10 will arrive with two new products for work and play. The Microsoft Surface Hub, was unveiled during the Windows 10 update in Seattle. It was a bit of a surprise, but one many Microsoft followers could predict after previous Surface updates and Microsoft’s acquisition of Perceptive Pixel in 2012. In addition, we’ve been seeing large format Surface displays making the round at CAD conferences where Microsoft is obviously seeding the base. - See more at: GraphicSpeak

New Dell Precision M3800 targets MacBook Pro

Posted by Robert Dow on January 28th 2015 | Permalink
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Dell is using this week’s Sundance Film Festival to launch its newest thin-and-light mobile workstation, the Precision M3800—and to position it as a new rival to the Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display. New features in the Precision M3800 include a 4K Ultra HD touch monitor and Thunderbolt 2 compatibility. The 4K monitor option is based on Sharp IGZO2 technology, which delivers 3840 x 2160 resolution and touch capability on Corning Gorilla Glass. More than 8 million pixels on-screen make the M3800 the highest resolution panel available on a 15-inch mobile workstation - See more at on M3800 at GraphicSpeak…