12 Dec2019 MediaTek Surprises With Dimensity 1000 5G Smartphone SoC

MediaTek has a long history of being a competitive player in the smartphone market. The company’s position has always been one that many have considered being a mid-tier and low-end solution provider with many of the most popular phones in the world selling with its chips in volumes that would surprise anyone. However, most of […]

12 Dec2019 What Does Half-Life: Alyx Mean For The PC VR Market?

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I’ve covered the VR market for a long time—as an analyst for Moor Insights & Strategy for the past 5 years, and even earlier when I was a journalist covering the industry for my own website. When Valve and HTC flew me out to Seattle for the HTC Vive’s launch in 2016, there was a […]

12 Dec2019 Intel, GraphCore And Groq: Let The AI Cambrian Explosion Begin

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As we approach the end of a year full of promises from AI startups, a few companies are meeting their promised 2019 launch dates. These include Intel, with its long-awaited Nervana platform, UK startup Graphcore and the stealthy Groq from Silicon Valley. Some of these announcements fall a bit short on details, but all claim […]

12 Dec2019 HPE Announces Kubernetes-based Container Platform, Touts ‘Industry First’

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise made major waves last week with the announcement of its new HPE Container Platform, which it touts as the “industry’s first enterprise-grade Kubernetes-based container platform.” Enabling the containerization of both cloud-native and monolithic apps with persistent storage, I see this solution as a pretty big deal and paramount to HPE’s future success. […]

12 Dec2019 HPE Tells Investors It’s All About Services At Its Annual Securities Analyst Meeting

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As a tech industry analyst, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is a company I follow very closely on a variety of fronts. One annual event that I always make sure to tune into is HPE’s Securities Analyst Meeting, held in New York City, where the company gets to talk directly to investors about its progress, financials and […]

11 Dec2019 RESEARCH PAPER: Scaling The Needs Of Enterprise With HPE ProLiant

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When Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) launched the HPE ProLiant DL385 Gen 10 and HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen 10 servers in 2017, based on the 1st Generation AMD EPYC processor, it marked the return of choice to the datacenter. IT organizations that sought to deliver performant platforms securely and lower total cost of ownership had a […]

09 Dec2019 RESEARCH PAPER: Resideo Bets On The “Genuine” Smart Home

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In 1991, noted technology journalist Walt Mossberg opened his first technology column for the Wall Street Journal with these words: “Personal computers are just too hard to use, and it isn’t your fault.”  Personal computer technology has become easier to use in many respects during the past 30 years, but the same cannot be said about the […]

06 Dec2019 Why Game Streaming Needs 5G

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In the initial reviews of Google’s Stadia platform, many cite latency as a significant issue for the quality of the experience, especially over a wireless signal. This was the downfall of many previous game streaming services, including one of the first live game streaming services, OnLive. Even the ones currently in existence don’t do very […]

06 Dec2019 3 Key Insights Into Nokia’s Path To Long-Term Success

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As a networking infrastructure analyst, I’ve traveled the world to spend time with the likes of Ericsson, Huawei and Samsung to understand their overall 5G strategies. I finally found the same opportunity this week to spend three days with Nokia at its global analyst forum in Finland. It’s no secret that I’ve been critical of […]

06 Dec2019 Quantum Volume: A Yardstick To Measure The Performance Of Quantum Computers

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Let’s say you’re interested in buying a car, so you visit a new car dealership. Imagine your disappointment if you learned that the only information the salesperson can give you is the number of seats in each vehicle. How crazy would that be? Of course, to make sure a car fits your requirements, you need a lot […]

02 Dec2019 Smartwatches Are The Future, But What’s Going On?

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There are lots of wearables out there today and the market is very broad and saturated at nearly every end of the spectrum. The number of headphones, earbuds, smart watches, fitness bands and smart glasses on the market can be overwhelming. What’s promising about the market is that lots of wearables have gotten considerably better, […]

02 Dec2019 My Apple Card Got Stolen: Here’s What Happened

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I’ve had my physical Apple Card for several months, alternating between using it as a primary credit card and a secondary card. While I’m a proponent of NFC payment methods, I signed up for the physical card because I was attracted to the premium-looking titanium makeup of the card. Several weeks ago, to my surprise, […]

02 Dec2019 NVIDIA Runs The Mlperf Table

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When the mlperf (machine learning performance) organization released the first standardized AI training benchmarks, which NVIDIA dominated last December, we were somewhat disappointed that only a few companies, namely NVIDIA, Google and Intel, were able to muster the working chips and software needed to complete the benchmarks. Last week, the open-source mlperf community released the first round of […]

02 Dec2019 Adobe MAX Highlights: New Apps And Updated Business Outlook

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Last week, the Adobe Max 2019 conference took place in Los Angeles, CA. Those in attendance at the annual event include Adobe partners, developers and creative professional customers that all come together to see the latest solutions. This year around 15,000 in total descended on LA to attend. As an amateur content creator, digital media and […]

02 Dec2019 Dell EMC PowerOne: Is The Future Of Autonomous Infrastructure Here?

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Dell Technologies has been busy in the press since it launched PowerOne. What is PowerOne? What does it mean for enterprise IT? And is it really autonomous infrastructure? The next few paragraphs will address these questions. For a deeper dive on PowerOne, visit the Moor Insights & Strategy site. PowerOne – pragmatic innovation drives the autonomy journey Autonomous […]

02 Dec2019 IoT Device Security Concerns Could Limit IoT Growth

Would you deploy an IoT device if you knew it could be hacked? Surprisingly, the answer is usually “yes.” Even though security exploits are frequently reported, billions of devices are deployed every year because, in most cases, the tangible benefits of IoT solutions outweigh any perceived risks. However, a big increase in device breaches would […]

02 Dec2019 Nuvia Datacenter Processor Company Comes Out Of Stealth And It Looks Provocative

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I have been in and around processors for nearly 30 years as a systems OEM, search engine, chipmaker and now CEO of Moor Insights & Strategy. I tell anyone who will listen that semiconductors are sexy and it doesn’t take much convincing nowadays. You just need to look to the trillion-dollar (or near) club Apple, […]

02 Dec2019 Blaize AI Emerges From Stealth

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Throughout 2020, a wave of AI hardware startups will launch their companies and products. Cerebras started this wave with its wafer-scale engine last September. This week, Intel announced its AI chips from Nervana, Groq (founded by the inventors of Google TPU) announced its quadrillion ops per second TSP, and Graphcore announced that its chip is available on Microsoft Azure […]

02 Dec2019 Dell Technologies Is Livin’ On The Edge

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I attended Dell Technologies Summit 2019 last week in my hometown of Austin Texas. Forgive me if the headline sounds like an Aerosmith song, but the emphasis on this year’s event was decidedly on the edge. There were several strategic announcements, but I would like to take a closer look at the ones that align with my […]

02 Dec2019 NVIDIA Gets Tiny With Jetson Xavier NX

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When people think about NVIDIA, they think either AI/ML/DL, automotive or gaming. In fact, Moor Insights & Strategy ML analyst, Karl Freund,  wrote this week how “NVIDIA ran the tables on MLPerf”, an industry-leading ML benchmark. NVIDIA is also a player in the robotics and embedded AI space as well and last week NVIDIA made […]