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26 Oct All Rise, John Medica

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John Medica, who passed away October 13th of last year.     MARK VENA Saturday, October 13th marks the one year anniversary of the passing of John Medica and I wrote this tribute to him a year ago.  I’m sure many in the Forbes audience knew John and will appreciate the sentiments I’ve tried to convey […]

03 Oct Globalfoundries Validates The Company’s Pivot At GTC 2018

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Globalfoundries CEO Dr. Thomas Caulfield kicks off GTC 2018.  ANSHEL SAG There has been some talk about Globalfoundries’ decision to not chase after the leading edge 7nm node. As many in the industry obsess over the leading-edge node (guilty as charged), Globalfoundries decided not to continue down the leading edge FinFET path and instead go […]

06 Jun NVIDIA Adds Next Layer Of AI Automation Development Platforms With Isaac

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Project Isaac playing golf. This week at Computex in Tapei,  NVIDIA announced the availability of its Isaac platform. This AI-based development platform is a combination of hardware, software, and a virtual-world robot simulator designed to power autonomous machines within many industries: agriculture, construction, manufacturing robotics, and more. This announcement is evidence of NVIDIA’s commitment to […]

25 Jan Moor Insights & Strategy’s 2018 Predictions

Columns: 2018 Predictions: Sprint Wins 5G Race — Ericsson And Nokia Merge (January 10, 2018) by Will Townsend Ten Predictions For AI Silicon In 2018 (January 5, 2018) by Karl Freund 6 Big Predictions For The Smart Home/Security Space In 2018, (January 3, 2018) by Mark Vena 2018 Predictions: Apple Buys Tesla — Cook Retires […]

25 Jan Can The Movie ‘Tommy Boy’ Teach The Value Of Network Assurance?

I’ve written quite extensively on intent-based networking in the past. There are many vendors that own various subsets of the topology such as orchestration, translation, validation and optimization. Others, such as Cisco Systems with its “Network Intuitive” strategy, are endeavoring to take a more comprehensive and closed-loop approach, including all these elements to automate the […]

24 Jan Storage Industry 2018: Predictions For The Year To Come

When it comes to storage, this new year certainly won’t be boring. A number of technologies and market movements have been percolating over the past few years and will reach full steam in 2018—impacting the landscape for enterprise suppliers and enterprise buyers alike. There is a lot to cover, so let’s dive in. The year […]

23 Jan Top Smart Home And Home Automation Products From CES 2018

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Consumer Technology Association  As expected, last week’s CES was an expansive affair, with 3,900 exhibitors presenting interesting (and more than a few head-scratching) products and solutions across 240,000 square feet of floor space at the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center. More than 184,000 attendees visited this year’s show (a CES record), and while […]

08 Jan Moor Insights & Strategy Analyst Coverage At CES 2018

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  Podcasts: Patrick Moorhead on The Tech Analysts Ep 7 – 1/8/18 – Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA at CES 2018 Ep 6 – 1/7/18 – Meltdown and Spectre Security Concerns Columns: HP Announces New Premium Notebooks, Game Streaming, Alexa Desktop And 3D Cameras At CES 2018, Patrick Moorhead (January 21, 2018) Dell Showcases New XPS Notebooks […]

05 Jan Ten Predictions For AI Silicon In 2018

2017 was an exciting year for fans and adopters of AI. As we enter 2018, I wanted to take a look at what lies ahead. One thing is certain: we’ve barely just begun on this journey and there will be great successes and monumental failures in the year to come. Before I dive into the […]

04 Jan 802.11AX Is Coming From Intel In 2018

Today, Intel announced it will be expanding its portfolio of Wi-Fi chips with 802.11AX chipsets for 2×2 and 4×4 home routers, and gateways for cable, DSL, fiber, and other consumer retail devices. Heralded as the next generation of Wi-Fi, 802.11AX promises to replace the current Wi-Fi networks that we use today. The importance of the […]

03 Jan 6 Big Predictions For The Smart Home/Security Space In 2018

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2018 promises to be an interesting year for the smart home and security industry. We’ll undoubtedly see many new products and solutions designed make our lives easier and more productive, so that we can focus on the things that matter to us most. After all, isn’t that the goal of a winning consumer technology product? […]

02 Jan Virtual Reality In 2017: A Year In Review

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HTC Vive I previously warned against setting expectations and valuations too high with VR. While 2016 was the year that many of those sky-high expectations crashed and burned, 2017 saw things beginning to turn around. Here’s my take on the progress made in the industry this past year. Consumer VR begins a turnaround Initially, consumer […]

29 Dec Review: New AirTV Is Tantalizingly Close To The Perfect Cord Cutter Solution

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  The new AirTV In my past several columns, I’ve been making the case that it’s never been a better time for consumers to cut the cord from their current cable or satellite provider, due to the plethora of low-cost “Over The Top” (OTT) premium content services now available for streaming. When combined with an […]

21 Dec 2018 Predictions: Apple Buys Tesla — Cook Retires — Musk Takes The Reins

Every year pundits, analysts, bloviators, and anyone with a voice make outlandish predictions for the coming year. Most do not come true, but it is nice to be the guy that got it right, even if it was a small prediction. In keeping with this tradition, I submit my 2018 predictions for the Internet of […]

18 Dec The Perfect Cord Cutting Solution: Wouldn’t It Be ‘Loverly’?

Like Eliza Doolittle, the poor flower girl yearning for a better life in “My Fair Lady,” I long for the perfect “no compromise” cord cutting solution—which sadly does not exist today. In my last column, I discussed how the market environment continues to improve and conjure up better solutions for customers to cut the cord […]

14 Dec Synaptics Shipping First In-Display Smartphone Fingerprint Reader With Vivo

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Top 5 smartphone vendor Vivo will ship Synaptics Clear ID very soon If I had to put my finger on one specific set of technologies that accelerated the surge of mobile growth, it would be advancements in smartphone UI. Capacitive touch gave smartphones their smooth, finger-based feel, fingerprint sensors made the phone more secure (and […]

14 Dec Fixed 5G, The Prequel: Starring AT&T And Verizon Wireless

I’m a Star Wars nerd and this week brings the release of the latest installment to the franchise, The Last Jedi. Before Disney took the helm, George Lucas kept us all confused with prequels and sequels. When it comes to 5G, one thing is certain—“fixed” 5G is the prequel to mobile broadband 5G network rollouts, […]

14 Dec AMD Wins Another Cloud Provider With Baidu ABC Services

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AMD & Baidu Advanced Micro Devices celebrated another victory in the cloud market yesterday. Chinese Artificial Intelligence (AI) and search giant Baidu announced the immediate availability of AI, big data and cloud computing (ABC) services based on single-socket servers powered by EPYC. This announcement follows Microsoft ’s announcement last week that its new L-Series storage-optimized […]

08 Dec Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 Offers Clues To Next Year’s Smartphones

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Qualcomm unveils the new Snapdragon 845 processor. Qualcomm  has finally lifted the veil off its Snapdragon 845 processor. It has been one of the most awaited announcements of the year, with products based on it expected to be available in the first half of 2018. Qualcomm’s  Snapdragon 845 represents a sizeable uplift in the company’s […]