24 Sep2018 ON Semiconductor Positioning Itself As A Leader In Self-Driving Car Technologies

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I don’t feel that I’m acting dramatic when I say that self-driving cars will be one of the most impactful technologies in the last 50 years.  The capability will likely save millions of lives, will free up millions of driving hours, and hopefully, clear up some of the roadway congestion.  Sure, there have been some […]

24 Sep2018 RESEARCH PAPER: National Instruments Committed To End-To-End 5G Interoperability

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Despite the fact that both 4G and 5G network topologies are IP-based and backend compatible, the transition to next-generation wireless wide area networking (WWAN) brings with it a host of operator, carrier, telecom equipment, chipset, and OEM device manufacturer challenges. Among them, network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) deployment to support: Network slicing […]

21 Sep2018 IFA 2018: 5 Big Consumer Technology Reveals

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The IFA technology showcase in Berlin last week was a sprawling affair, attracting over 230,000 consumers, journalists, and industry pundits from all over the world. Historically it has been geared towards European consumers, but due to the conference’s late August timing, more and more companies are using it as a platform to announce new products […]

20 Sep2018 Verizon Delivers Carrier Network Reliability And Innovation

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  WILL TOWNSEND All of the tier one carriers in the United States claim that their networks are the most reliable, but what are each doing to deliver on that promise? A number of third parties such as JD Power and RootMetrics pour through qualitative and quantitative data to get to the bottom of this. […]

20 Sep2018 Samsung Resets The Business Phone Bar Again With The Note9, Three Weeks In Review

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The Samsung Galaxy Note9.   PATRICK MOORHEAD The Samsung Galaxy Note9 is the next in a series of business and creativity-focused smartphone devices that Samsung has been releasing for many years. Because the Note line has traditionally been a second half of the year release, it comes out with a more refined feel than its “S” […]

18 Sep2018 My Return To Sony: A Review Of The Sony a7 III Camera

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The new Sony a7 III camera.   ANSHEL SAG I started my journey with digital cameras at a very young age. When my bar mitzvah came around, I asked for and received my first digital camera: the Sony DSC-F717. Back then in 2002, the best digital camera you could get was a Canon EOS-1Ds or Nikon […]

18 Sep2018 RESEARCH PAPER: Wave Computing: Designed To Scale

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Modern data scientists have an insatiable appetite for more performance to train and run deep neural networks (DNNs) for artificial intelligence (AI). In fact, research by Open.ai has shown DNNs are doubling their performance requirements every three and a half months compared to the traditional Moore’s Law rate for central processing units (CPUs), which have […]

18 Sep2018 Lenovo Raises The Bar At This Year’s Transform 2.0 Event

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Last week I attended the second annual Lenovo Transform event at Pier 36 in New York along with Moor Insights & Strategy server analyst Matt Kimball.  The goal of Transform is very similar to any other large-scale enterprise player customer, channel, press, and analyst event- to impress upon everyone that you should buy, assort and […]

18 Sep2018 Perspectives On MWC Americas 2018: Cisco, Samsung, Qualcomm, Sprint, And More

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Samsung showcases its 5G-related solutions at Mobile World Congress Americas 2018.    WILL TOWNSEND As a technology analyst, I examine and analyze the hardware and software that powers both wired and wireless networking and the services behind the infrastructure. One thing I’ve noticed is that networking is not as dry as it used to be. […]

17 Sep2018 Lenovo And NetApp Get Very Close On Storage Systems

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As part of the Lenovo and NetApp deal, it will create a China JV.     STEVE MCDOWELL Principal Analyst Patrick Moorhead contributed to this post. Lenovo and NetApp announced a strategic alliance at the Lenovo Transform 2.0 event in New York City this week. Moor Insights & Strategy principal analyst Patrick Moorhead was in attendance […]

13 Sep2018 Intel Rolls Out More 8th Gen Offerings For Thin And Light Notebooks

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The year-long rollout of Intel’s 8th Gen Core Processors  INTEL This week, Intel announced the release of two new 8th Generation Intel Core Processors, the U-series and the Y-series of mobile processors for thin and light laptops. The six new chips that make up these two series are the latest additions to a long series […]

13 Sep2018 AMD Repeats Its Review Success With 2nd Gen Threadripper And Raises The Stakes With 32 Cores

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AMD 2nd Gen Threadripper Last year AMD surprised everyone with their first generation Threadripper products which were received with major excitement from enthusiasts and professionals alike. AMD teased a second generation of Ryzen Threadripper based on the new Zen+ cores built on Globalfoundries 12nm process earlier this year at Computex 2018 in Taiwan. This updated […]

12 Sep2018 RESEARCH PAPER: Data Hub: A Modern Vision For Storage

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Data has come alive, becoming one of the most strategic resources fueling the modern enterprise. A number of colliding trends spur this new age of data. Data sources are multiplying while IT infrastructure is evolving. The nature of compute itself is changing as analytics becomes a core capability in the enterprise data center. Technology providers […]

12 Sep2018 Pure Storage’s New ‘Data Hub’ Storage Architecture Looks Compelling

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Pure’s proposed “data hub architecture”.  PURE STORAGE At Moor Insights & Strategy we talk a whole lot about the changing nature of data. Analyst Steve McDowell and I have written a lot recently about the expanding scope of data,  how every enterprise needs a data strategy,  and have even discussed the impact of data on […]

11 Sep2018 Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 Platform Ushers In New Era Of Wearables

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Wearables continue to become more functional and fashionable.   ANSHEL SAG While some continue to question the viability of the wearables market, each generation of devices is becoming more capable. The success of the Apple watch has certainly helped, along with the growth of companies like Fitbit, Mobvoi, and Garmin. I think we’re closer to the […]

10 Sep2018 Fall Season Kicks Off With 3 Major AI Tech Events

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We’re going to see a lot of Artificial Intelligence-related headlines over the next four weeks stemming from three big industry events. While each has its unique focus, all three events will be centered around the progress being made in developing and running AI applications that deliver real business value. Beyond the typical AI hype, a […]

06 Sep2018 Xilinx Reveals More Everest Details

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Xilinx , the market share leader in Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), presented five sessions at this week’s HotChips ’18 conference in Cupertino, California. These included CEO Victor Peng’s keynote on the company’s vision for the future of adaptable domain specific computing, new features of its upcoming 7nm Project Everest architecture, and pre-built applications for […]

06 Sep2018 How Crestron Paved The Way For The Smart Home, And More

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If you’ve worked in an office or a university campus in the past 40 years or so, the name “Crestron” is probably not unfamiliar. Founded in 1971 and based in a cozy corner of Northern New Jersey, Crestron Electronics is a ubiquitous technology presence in corporate conference rooms, theaters, Las Vegas sports books, university lecture […]

05 Sep2018 The Huawei P20 Pro: The Best Smartphone Camera, Period

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The new Huawei P20 Pro smartphone.      ANSHEL SAG Over the past few months I’ve had a chance to try virtually every phone on the market, including the iPhone X, Pixel 2 XL, LG G7, Galaxy S9+, and many others. At this point, there is no question that many manufacturers and users consider the […]

05 Sep2018 Huawei Kirin 980 Looks Good On Paper But AnandTech Benchmarking Accusations Could Indicate Otherwise

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Update: See Huawei’s prepared statement at the end of the article. Huawei has been on an up and down roller coaster related to smartphones as of late. On one hand, it achieved the number two global smartphone unit market share position surpassing Apple, only second to Samsung. Its premium smartphone market share is up, too, […]