Most Read Articles – Pi IPO, Dyson’s Metaverse, Elektra Winners

What are the topics covered this week? There’s the size of the GPU market, University of Bristol’s quantum engineering, reports of a Raspberry Pi IPO, James Dyson’s Metaverse and this year’s Elektra Award winners …

5. Nvidia’s share of PC GPUs is increasing; Intel is shrinking
Jon Peddie Research reports that the global PC GPU market growth reached 101 million units in Q3’21. GPUs will have a CAGR of -1.1% during the period 2020-2025 and reach an installed base of 3,249 million units by the end of the forecast period. Over the next five years, the penetration of discrete GPUs (dGPUs) in PCs will increase to a level of 31%. AMD’s overall market share percentage compared to last quarter increased by 1.4%, Intel’s market share decreased by -6.2%, and Nvidia’s market share increased by 4, 86%, as shown in the following graph.

4. Quantum systems can simultaneously evolve forward and backward in time
The study requires rethinking how the flow of time is understood and represented in contexts where quantum laws play a crucial role. For centuries, philosophers and physicists have reflected on the existence of time. Yet in the classical world our experience seems to extinguish any doubt that time exists and continues. Indeed, in nature, processes tend to evolve spontaneously from states with less disorder to states with more disorder, and this propensity can be used to identify an arrow of time.

3. Raspberry Pi looking for an IPO
Raspberry Pi is expected to go public in the spring for a valuation of £ 370million. Bankers Stifel and Liberum were hired to advise a float in London. In September, the Raspberry Pi Foundation sold stakes worth £ 33million to Lansdowne Partners and Ezrah Charitable Trust.

2. Dyson’s metaverse
Sir James Dyson has come up with a new approach to retail where you can try out products via a VR demo using an Oculus Rift headset. “We’ve been using powerful virtual reality technologies to design new products in our labs for many years, now we’re applying those same technologies to reinvent the way people explore our products,” says Dyson. It is accessible through the Oculus and Dyson websites. At the moment, she is only doing styling product demonstrations, but she plans to add more.

1. Elektra Awards 2021 – The winners
The industry’s prestigious 2021 Elektra Awards were presented at a gala dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel, and we can now publicly reveal the winners. Kudos to everyone who made it on the shortlist, in crowded areas, and especially kudos to the winning individuals, organizations and businesses. You can see the full list of awards below, with special thanks to all the sponsors, without whose loyal support the event could not have taken place!

Amanda J. Marsh