Qualcomm’s New Spectra ISP and Camera Modules Enable Nextgen AR

Qualcomm’s New Spectra ISP and Camera Modules Enable Nextgen AR
by Patrick Moorhead on 01-03-2018 at 12:00 pm

The mobile VR and AR space has been evolving rapidly, with many different players innovating in recent months. Companies like Apple and Google have been innovating on the software and hardware front, but others have been working diligently to support some of these efforts as well. One of those companies is Qualcomm with their supportRead More


IBM Plays With The AI Giants With New, Scalable And Distributed Deep Learning Software

IBM Plays With The AI Giants With New, Scalable And Distributed Deep Learning Software
by Patrick Moorhead on 01-01-2018 at 11:00 am

I’ve been following IBM’s AI efforts with interest for a quite a while now. In my opinion, the company jump-started the current cycle of AI with the introduction of Watson back in the 2000s and has steadily been ramping up its efforts since then. Most recently, I wrote about the launch of PowerAI, IBM’s software toolkit solution toRead More


Samsung Note7 Recall Was Handled Pretty Well But Not Perfect

Samsung Note7 Recall Was Handled Pretty Well But Not Perfect
by Patrick Moorhead on 12-11-2016 at 7:00 am

Samsung Electronics recently issued a voluntary recall on their newly released Galaxy Note7 devices, saying the battery cells of the device have the potential to overheat and pose a safety risk. Obviously, any recall is a serious matter and doesn’t ever look good for the company in question. However, I think Samsung has handled… Read More


Qualcomm Brings Us One Step Closer To Gigabit LTE Speed Products

Qualcomm Brings Us One Step Closer To Gigabit LTE Speed Products
by Patrick Moorhead on 12-07-2016 at 12:00 pm

Qualcomm announced at their 4G/5G Summit in Hong Kong specific products their 1 Gigabit Snapdragon X16 LTE modem will ship inside of. In February, the company announced, as we wrote in Forbes last Febraury here, that they had achieved speeds of up to 1 Gbps using this newly-announced Snapdragon X16 modem. Many questioned when we… Read More


How The Snapdragon X50, World’s First 5G Modem, Puts Qualcomm Ahead Of The Curve

How The Snapdragon X50, World’s First 5G Modem, Puts Qualcomm Ahead Of The Curve
by Patrick Moorhead on 12-05-2016 at 12:00 pm

Regardless of what part of technology you come from, the entire tech industry has been talking about 5G. 5G will reshape the way we will use mobile devices, deliver self-driving cars and smart cities, and even the way get content delivered to our homes. Some companies talk about it to be part of the conversation, while others lead … Read More


Microsoft Ignite 2016: Stepping On The Enterprise Accelerator

Microsoft Ignite 2016: Stepping On The Enterprise Accelerator
by Patrick Moorhead on 11-25-2016 at 12:00 pm

At the Microsoft Ignite Conference in Atlanta, Microsoft announced a series of major capabilities across Windows, Office, Azure, Dynamics and Cortana. Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella highlighted, like he has in so many other of his big-tent speeches, the importance of enabling IT to drive the digital transformation in businesses… Read More


Google Pixel And Home Event: A Quick, Industry Technology Analyst Take

Google Pixel And Home Event: A Quick, Industry Technology Analyst Take
by Patrick Moorhead on 11-24-2016 at 4:00 pm

I just completed watching Google’s special hardware event and wanted to share my high-level, industry analyst take on it.

Google Assistant
Everything Google showed on-stage was very compelling, but as we have seen with most claims in intelligent assistants, rarely if ever have they lived up to the hype. Until consumers can truly… Read More


Can Huawei Shift From Carrier Leader To Global Cloud Player?

Can Huawei Shift From Carrier Leader To Global Cloud Player?
by Patrick Moorhead on 11-16-2016 at 12:00 pm

Huawei Technologies is a large, $60B China-based company that, while many in the U.S. may not be familiar with, is a very big name in the carrier and telco equipment and consumer smartphone space—especially in China and EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa). The company is making serious moves to expand their reach into the carrier… Read More


Vidyo Aims To Disrupt Video Banking After Seeing Success In Healthcare And Defense

Vidyo Aims To Disrupt Video Banking After Seeing Success In Healthcare And Defense
by Patrick Moorhead on 10-16-2016 at 4:00 pm

Commercial video services are a funny thing- they seem to go through ebbs and flows of industry excitement. One day it seems boring and the next thing you see is live video from a drone, Google releasing Duo, a patient traveling on a dogsled to receive care from a doctor a 1,000 miles away… and then everyone gets excited again. I worked… Read More