In just a few years, 3D cameras have made massive strides in sophistication while becoming ever more affordable and accessible. The implications for commerce are boundless, as 3D printers offer the means to create highly customized items on the cheap. It also gives online merchants new ways to display their wares, as 3D models can be scanned and uploaded to their websites, affording shoppers a more tactile and interactive experience. In another five years, it’s possible—perhaps inevitable—that high fidelity, 3D cameras will be in our phones, yet another step towards their full integration in our day-to-day lives.
Motherboard spoke with Konstantin Popov, an Intel® Innovator and CEO of Cappasity Inc., about the remarkable evolution and awesome potential of this technology. With over 10 years of experience using 3D tech in game development, he’s recently focused on designing software to leverage the capabilities of Intel® RealSense™ cameras. He sees a tremendous opportunity in the burgeoning e-commerce revolution. Few people better understand what shopping will look like in the future, so we asked him for a peek.
Easy 3D Scan software lets users scan objects and people using an Intel® RealSense™ camera and export those models for 3D printing for use in 3D modeling programs, and for integration in games and applications. There are two ways of scanning: manual and on a turntable. The manual mode is when the user is moving around an object or person while holding the device, as when shooting a video. The turntable mode is amazingly simple: buy a Lazy Susan, put the object on it, and you have an object rotating in front of your camera. When the turntable has made a full circle, you have a 3D model.
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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company announced its Q1 2016 earnings, and revenues are down 18% from the same period a year ago.
NVIDIA’s licensing business
We’ve seen that NVIDIA’s (NVDA) technological innovations will have a positive impact on the company’s fiscal 2017 earnings. Its gaming, professional visualization, data center, and automotive segments will likely report growth.
However, uncertainty looms for the IP (intellectual property) segment, as the royalty payments it receives from Intel (INTC) under a five-year licensing agreement will come to an end in March 2017.
The IP and OEM (other equipment manufacturer) segment accounted for 16% of NVIDIA’s overall revenue in fiscal 2016. If the company fails to renew the licensing deal with Intel or isn’t able to secure another such contract, the licensing segment may cease to exist.
Probability of renewing a licensing deal with Intel
Recently, there was an unconfirmed rumor in Bloomberg that Intel is in talks with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) about a licensing deal similar to the one it has with NVIDIA. Moreover, in the past five years, there have been no Intel products integrated with NVIDIA GPUs (graphics processing units). The license was a settlement for a patent lawsuit NVIDIA filed against Intel.
All the above information indicates that Intel may not be keen on renewing its license with NVIDIA.
From Yahoo Finance
Intel's newly installed president wants Oregon's largest private employer to accelerate its product development and be more responsive to the marketplace, and he's shaking up the chipmaker's leadership to make it happen.
Renduchintala's memo listed six products, all still in development, as the focus of the new crash program to improve performance. They include:
Kaby Lake, the code name for a new microprocessor due to begin production late this year using Intel's current 14-nanometer technology.
Cannon Lake, Intel's first 10nm microprocessor, due late in 2017.
Ice Lake, the second generation of 10nm technology
Intel's forthcoming 7560 baseband modem, a future generation of mobile wireless technology.
The memo referenced two other products – Coffee Lake and Glenview – that Intel hasn't discussed publicly.
The memo did not indicate serious issues with any of the products, though Renduchintala made it plain he believes Intel needs to improve its customer focus when developing new technologies.
[Bump for Intel. ]
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