01 Jan2020 If You’re A Creator, You Must Check Out The Dell XPS 15 7590

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Dell is consistently one of the most forward-thinking laptop brands on the PC  market. The Austin-based PC maker remains at the top in large part because of its excellent Dell XPS line, which releases hit after hit. XPS was the first PC brand to go toe to to with Apple’s Macbook line and holds its […]

27 Dec2019 Lattice Semiconductor Likely Maintains Its Low-Power FPGA Advantage Into 2021 With Lattice Nexus Platform And CrossLink-NX FPGAs

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I’ve been spending a lot of time watching Lattice Semiconductor lately. While it is not a new company (founded in 1983), it is a company newly refocused on the creation of lower power FPGAs after the installation of industry veteran Jim Anderson as CEO in September 2018. There’s been immense change at Lattice in terms […]

27 Dec2019 Amazon Plugs Quantum Cloud Computing Braket Into AWS

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) began offering classical cloud computing services to businesses over a decade ago.  Since then, AWS cloud computing coverage has grown to over 190 countries and uses multiple distributed global data centers. Cloud computing has the advantage of low variable costs. It also eliminates the need for large capital expenditures and long lead […]

27 Dec2019 Cisco Systems Goes Big On The ‘Next’ Internet

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Cisco Systems launched a strategic initiative today to bring unprecedented scale to next generation networking and the Internet, dubbed the “Internet for the Future.” I would like to provide insights and summarize the three key components of the new strategy: custom silicon, optics and software enhancements. Our principal analyst Patrick Moorhead attended the event in San […]

27 Dec2019 What North’s Focals AR Glasses Taught Me About Augmented Reality

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Earlier this year, I bought myself a North’s Focal AR glasses, with a discount I received for my participation in Intel Capital’s Global Summit. Today I wanted to share with you my review of the AR glasses, and the main takeaways from my experience with them. A personalized experience First, I stopped by the Focals […]

27 Dec2019 More Great Holiday Tech Gifts That Deserve Your Attention

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In last week’s column, I highlighted some great tech gifts for the upcoming holiday season, ranging from a game-changing smart oven, stylish smartphone cases and an innovative “occupancy sensing” home sensor that can enable a whole host of home automation tasks. In this post, I will shed some visibility on another handful of new smart […]

27 Dec2019 Qualcomm Doubles The Smart In Smartphones

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For the last decade, a “smart phone” was defined by its ability to run applications locally on the device. These days, however, “smart” means features powered by AI, with intelligent applications such as enhanced computational photography, voice processing and gaming with AR features. It appears that Qualcomm’s next generation mobile processors are about to take […]

26 Dec2019 The Top Five AWS Re:Invent 2019 Announcements That Impact Your Enterprise Today

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Last week, I had the pleasure of attending Amazon.com AWS’s re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. Re:Invent is AWS’s once a year mega-event where it announces new services and holds 2,500 educational sessions for builders, CIOs, channel and ecosystem partners, customers, and of course, industry analysts like me. It’s a large event at 65,000 attendees but […]

26 Dec2019 Resideo Reaffirms Its Commitment To Its Professional Network With New Smart Home App And Services

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Last week, Resideo Technologies announced several important smart home solutions and tools designed to augment the capabilities of its vast professional network, at a polished event at Austin’s Moody Theater for nearly a thousand industry professionals and company partners. CEO Mike Nefkens and Chief Innovative Officer Niccolo de Masi spent an hour walking the attendees through the company’s […]

26 Dec2019 AWS Wavelength Could Supercharge 5G

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent wrapped up last week in Las Vegas. There was a lot to digest at the event, but my firm’s principal Patrick Moorhead captured five key takeaways. If interested, you can find his article here. What caught both our attention was the AWS Wavelength announcement and partnership with Verizon in the United […]

20 Dec2019 Smart Tech Gifts For The Holiday Season

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I know the holidays are approaching when my home office and living room begins to look a lot like a showroom at Best Buy. Many companies reach out to me this time of year with new smart tech products for the holiday selling season. With Christmas just around the corner, I plan to write several […]

20 Dec2019 Latvia And Its 5G Path to Prosperity

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I had the opportunity over the Thanksgiving holiday to visit Riga, Latvia and attend the second annual 5G Techritory conference. Riga is a beautiful city—it was founded in 1201 and quickly grew to become one of the main centers of trade in the Baltic Sea region. Over the centuries Latvia has struggled under the control of conquering […]

20 Dec2019 Game Review: Illusion Ray Studio’s The Beast Inside

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Polish indie developers Illusion Ray Studio released a Kickstarter in April 2018 for a Survival-Psychological Horror game titled ‘The Beast Inside,’ followed up with a demo in early March 2019. An immense level of hype surrounded the title, which received the support of over 2,000 backers. The title was finally released on October 17th, 2019. You […]

20 Dec2019 Qualcomm’s XR2 5G Brings Together The Best In Immersion And Connectivity

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Qualcomm is the undisputed leader in mobile XR, a position it has more or less held since this most recent wave of VR and AR devices excited the market. Qualcomm helped to pioneer many of the technologies that make mobile XR possible today and is the technology behind many of the most successful XR devices, […]

20 Dec2019 AWS Goes All In On Arm-Based Graviton2 Processors With EC2 6th Gen Instances

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I have been in and around processors for nearly 30 years as a systems OEM, search engine provider, chipmaker, and now CEO of analysis and research company Moor Insights & Strategy. I tell anyone who will listen that semiconductors are hot, and it doesn’t take much convincing nowadays. You just need to look to the […]

20 Dec2019 IBM Research Study Explains A Lot About Successful Enterprise AI Strategies

Over the last decade, IBM has made significant investments in AI. IBM Watson burst on the scene in 2010, followed by various DIY (do it yourself) infrastructure designed to enable AI software such as its Power Systems, OpenPOWER, and OpenCAPI. The company’s PowerAI software toolkit was another milestone, enabling enterprises with specific deep learning frameworks […]

20 Dec2019 Celebrating 20 Years Of ON Semiconductor With CEO Keith Jackson

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ON Semiconductor may not be a household name, but it’s player in semiconductors and  a company that I’ve taken special interest in over the last several years due to its increased participation in sectors I focus on (namely autonomous vehicles) and impressive growth (it moved up 23 ranks on the 2019 fastest growing companies list). […]

12 Dec2019 Moor Insights & Strategy Analyst Coverage At AWS re:Invent 2019

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Articles: Two AWS Re:Invent Announcements That Will Have Long-Lasting Impact On The Enterprise Datacenter (Dec 16, 2019) by Matt Kimball Amazon Plugs Quantum Cloud Computing Braket Into AWS (Dec. 11, 2019) by Paul Smith-Goodson AWS Wavelength Could Supercharge 5G (Dec. 10, 2019) by Will Townsend The Top Five AWS Re:Invent 2019 Announcements That Impact Your […]

12 Dec2019 Intel Taps MediaTek For Its 5G Laptop Designs

Intel’s journey on 5G has been quite an interesting one. The company was it’s slated to compete with the likes of Qualcomm, Huawei, and Samsung in 5G. Eventually, after a few stumbles, the company fell short of expectations and ended up spinning off the majority of the company’s efforts in a $1 billion transaction with […]

12 Dec2019 Tableau: The Wiz Of Data Viz Prepares For New Era

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Earlier this month I attended the Tableau Conference 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. The annual event draws Tableau partners, developers, and customers together to learn about the latest data visualization solutions. The group collectively and proudly refer to themselves as “the data family.” This year around 18,000 congregated in Las Vegas. As a data-fanatic, former data-driven marketing executive for […]