10 Jan2019 Initial CES 2019 Observations: Patrick Moorhead

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I spent the week in Las Vegas and wanted to share with you my initial CES 2019 observations: What happened: Intelligence: Amazon Alexa dominated the show with its services and partners while Google tried really hard to catch up with Amazon, even going so far as to build a roller coaster ride to get attention. […]

10 Jan2019 Moor Insights & Strategy Analyst Coverage At CES 2019

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Columns/Reports: NVIDIA Resets The Self-Driving Bar Again With AutoPilot Supporting ‘Level 2+’, by Patrick Moorhead Verizon, John Deere Bet Big On 5G At CES 2019, by Will Townsend AMD Surprises At CES 2019, by Patrick Moorhead Lenovo Unveils Compelling New All-In-One At CES 2019, by Patrick Moorhead Initial CES 2019 Observations: Patrick Moorhead, by Patrick […]

19 Dec2018 Plume And OpenSync Initiative Swing For The Fences

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You can’t say that Plume is resting on its laurels. The Palo Alto-based company jumped onto the scene last year with its innovative Adaptive Home Wi-Fi platform, which provides “smart” mesh networking capability in domiciles of all sizes, using “pods” that can be conveniently plugged into AC outlets throughout the home. In a nutshell, Plume’s solution […]

18 Dec2018 RESEARCH PAPER: OpenSync Initiative Envisions Cloud-Managed Modern Services

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The home network, the role of internet service providers (ISPs), and consumers themselves have evolved and changed enormously over the past 25 years. At the dawn of the Internet age, broadband access was typically hardwired to a single point in a home, near a desktop PC and cable modem. Other PCs or notebooks in the […]

17 Dec2018 Robotics And Smart Cities Just Got A Lot More Real With NVIDIA Jetson Xavier Edge Compute Module

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Last week I attended NVIDIA’s Jetson Developer Meetup at the company’s headquarters in Santa Clara, CA. There may have been more cool devices per square foot at the event than I’ve seen in a long time—self-flying cameras, food delivery robots, driverless farming, mapping robots, non-invasive people and traffic checkers, and more. At the event, NVIDIA […]

13 Dec2018 NVIDIA Wins First AI Benchmarks

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While the AI market has attracted a large number of would-be NVIDIA competitors for acceleration chips, including Intel, AMD , and dozens of well-funded startups, up until recently, there was not a set of benchmarks to enable apple-to-apple comparisons. The industry was simply too immature and fast-moving to take the time to develop one. That […]

13 Dec2018 Snapdragon 855 Will Power Android Phones in 2019 With Blazing 5G And AI

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Every year, Qualcomm  releases the newest iteration of Snapdragon, the company’s smartphone platform. This year’s launch event, the Snapdragon Technology Summit, took place in Maui, Hawaii last week. One thing I noticed was that there was a stronger focus this year on connectivity and AI than there has been in the past. I don’t think […]

13 Dec2018 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Adds Big Performance To Its Impressive ACPC Battery Life And Connectivity

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Last week I had the pleasure of attending Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Technology Summit in Maui with colleague and analyst Anshel Sag. In a separate column here, I detailed the new Snapdragon 855 smartphone chip, which promises to enable next-generation technologies such as 5G, VR, and AI, on next year’s crop of Android smartphones. The 855 represents […]

12 Dec2018 IBM Spectrum Storage for AI Brings Scalable Storage To Deep Learning

AI and deep learning are invading the enterprise. NVIDIA Corporation is in the midst of an unprecedented run, delivering targeted technology and products that enable companies to learn from their data. These learnings can lead to competitive insights, recognizing new trends, fueling control systems for intelligent infrastructure, or simply providing predictive capabilities to better manage the […]

12 Dec2018 Beyond 10nm: Intel’s New Tech Strategy

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I had the chance to spend a few days with Intel executives at its recent industry analyst summit held at the company’s Santa Clara headquarters, and it was a real eye-opener as it laid out its new technology strategy for the next decade. Net-net, I believe this strategy is right for Intel and its customers, […]

10 Dec2018 Amazon AWS Builds Toward A Shift In Processor And Server Market Power At Re:Invent

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AWS recently introduced another impressive list of new and improved capabilities at its annual re:Invent conference. I believe the most important news items from this year’s event are AWS’s entry into the broader hardware market, via vertical integration of its own processors into its cloud infrastructure, and expansion of that cloud infrastructure into private, on-premises […]

10 Dec2018 Qualcomm Differentiates Itself And Smartphone Partners From Apple And Huawei With The Snapdragon 855

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I spent last week in Maui attending Qualcomm’s annual Snapdragon Technology Summit with my colleague and analyst, Anshel Sag. It was a tough assignment in Hawaii, but someone had to do it. I attend about fifty events per year, and the Snapdragon Summit is right there at the top- not just for the location, but […]

10 Dec2018 Amazon AWS Expands Its Market Opportunity And Lowers Customer Costs At Re:Invent 2018

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It has been a bit over a week since AWS re:Invent 2018 ended in Las Vegas. I had the chance to attend Amazon’s premier conference for all things AWS with 50,000 other on-site participants (100,000 online) and it was a great opportunity to see what’s new in its #1 market share cloud services portfolio. The […]

08 Dec2018 Cisco Meraki Eyes Market Disruption Through Simplification

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I recently spent time at Cisco Meraki headquarters, located in the trendy, up-and-coming Mission Bay district of San Francisco. The spectacular views of the water from the complex nearly sent me tumbling down the stairs. I toured engineering, sales, and support areas with Todd Nightingale, Meraki’s Senior Vice President and General Manager. Nightingale has been […]

07 Dec2018 Even More Smart Home Products For The Holiday Season

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With about a month left before Christmas, I’d like to provide another round of great tech products worth consideration when doing your holiday shopping. In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with any of these unique, affordable products. TCL 6 Series 65” Smart TV (Model 65R617) stands out in a crowded market Over the past […]

07 Dec2018 3 Offerings That Prove HP’s Printer Business Gets The Smart Home

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The tech space never ceases to amaze me. The fact that a 79-year-old company like HP  Inc. can reinvent itself and successfully navigate through the complexity and challenges of the smart home is impressive, to say the least. It has done this not by launching whiz-bang gadgets, but by smartly applying its innovation chops and […]

05 Dec2018 Moor Insights & Strategy Analyst Coverage At Amazon AWS re:Invent 2018

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Columns/reports: Amazon AWS Expands Its Market Opportunity And Lowers Customer Costs At Re:Invent 2018, by Patrick Moorhead (December 10, 2018) Amazon AWS Builds Toward A Shift In Processor And Server Market Power At Re:Invent, by Rhett Dillingham (December 10, 2018) AWS Expands Compute Instances With Graviton A1 And Makes Arm Neoverse Real At re:Invent, by […]

04 Dec2018 Amazon AWS Leaps Forward In Cloudy AI At re:Invent

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Amazon Web Services  hosted its annual conference last week. Over 50,000 attendees converged on Las Vegas to partake in the massive 4-day agenda of all things cloudy. In the realm of Artificial Intelligence (AI), AWS announced over a dozen completely new services for building and running smart applications, adding significantly to what was already a […]

04 Dec2018 Amazon Cloud Moves Up The Storage Stack

Last week Amazon.com  AWS held its re:Invent conference. Amazon always delivers, and as such, it is always one of my favorite events. The company takes the concept of “give the customer what the customer wants” to an extreme when it comes to cloud services. There is nothing that is off-limits. This year was no exception—Amazon […]

29 Nov2018 Xilinx FPGAs: The Chip Behind Alibaba’s Singles Day

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Most Americans consider Black Friday to be the biggest shopping extravaganza of the year. No doubt it is huge, with an estimated $5B in all U.S. retail sales (online and in-store) on Black Friday 2017. Imagine, though, a single website capable of ringing up over $30B (yes, with a B) in a single day. That’s […]