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


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


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


Intel Foundry Rounds Out IP Lineup With ARM at IDF 2016

Intel Foundry Rounds Out IP Lineup With ARM at IDF 2016
by Patrick Moorhead on 09-28-2016 at 12:00 pm

There are always debates on who does what best in the semiconductor industry, but most agree that Intel is the best in process and transistor technology. This leadership has served the company extremely well over the last few decades and allowed them to reach a position of dominance in the PC and server semiconductor markets. In … Read More


Windows 10 Anniversary Update May Finally Bring New Consumer Hardware Sales

Windows 10 Anniversary Update May Finally Bring New Consumer Hardware Sales
by Patrick Moorhead on 09-25-2016 at 4:00 pm

Ever since Microsoft launched Windows 10, they have primarily been focused on getting people to upgrade their existing machines from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10, in addition to promoting their Surface line. The upgrade program allowed users of both operating systems to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free for a year. That… Read More


Industry Analyst Perspectives On The Apple WWDC 2016 Keynote

Industry Analyst Perspectives On The Apple WWDC 2016 Keynote
by Patrick Moorhead on 07-29-2016 at 12:00 pm

I was in-person and live at Apple’s WWDC keynote in San Francisco. The following are my quick takeaways from the event.

Watch and watchOS:
Apple is focusing on exactly what they should be with watchOS, and that’s speed, ease of use and upping the ante in health and fitness. With the first Watch and watchOS, Apple solved many of the problems… Read More


Qualcomm Demonstrates First Sub-6 GHz 5G New Radio Prototype

Qualcomm Demonstrates First Sub-6 GHz 5G New Radio Prototype
by Patrick Moorhead on 07-27-2016 at 7:00 am

You may not know this, but on-time delivery at expected performance with 5G is being determined right now in engineering labs across the globe. This is true even though end user deployments won’t be for another three to four years. You see, the ground is being laid right now with manufacturers, operators and standards bodies. With… Read More


Why Is The Modem Still The Unsung Hero Of Mobility?

Why Is The Modem Still The Unsung Hero Of Mobility?
by Patrick Moorhead on 07-17-2016 at 12:00 pm

The unsung hero of the mobile world is not the CPU, it isn’t the GPU, it isn’t even the memory. All of those components have grown extremely quickly in recent years in terms of processing capability, capacity and the ability to shrink thanks to improvements in process technology. The CPU and the GPU seem to get all the accolades, too.… Read More