Patrick Moorhead

Patrick Moorhead was ranked the #1 technology analyst in the U.S., Europe, and the U.K. by Apollo Research in January ’14 and is one of the most cited technology analysts in the world.

Top Questions Apple Needs To Answer On Its Rumored Mac Processors At WWDC

I am celebrating my 30th year working this week in technology product management, marketing, strategy, and research. All 30 of those years involved processors in some way shape or form, so when a big topic like the potential for Apple to create its own processors for its Mac line comes up, I will weigh in on …

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Cisco Updates Webex Video Conferencing For The Age Of COVID-19

Can you remember the last time you had an in-person meeting in a conference room? The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools and workplaces across the nation and forced all aspects of our lives into the digital realm—remote work, remote education, remote socializing. What that means is that we, as a society, have become …

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National Instruments No More: Meet The New NI

As a tech analyst, I cover a whole range of topics relating to the tech industry. Oftentimes it’s the latest product and service announcements, but I also like to cover the “softer” stuff, such as strategy, CSR, and corporate branding. National Instruments, based out of my home base of Austin, TX, is a company that …

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Intel Core With Intel Hybrid Technology Marks A New Way Forward

Intel has been on a long path towards delivering innovation that enables the company to be competitive in more ways than just process technology. One of the significant ways that Intel is accomplishing; is with packaging technologies, and one of those technologies is called Foveros. Foveros allows Intel to create a more modular chip design that …

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Poly First To Market With Zoom And Teams Certifications

On June 10th, Poly announced the First Zoom Rooms Certification of Poly’s native portfolio of video conferencing solutions along with the following announcement of Studio X certification for Native Microsoft Teams on June 16th. This is impactful because this makes Poly the only vendor to have certification on both Zoom and Teams, meaning that enterprises have the …

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Amazon Web Services Announces AWS ‘Snowcone’ Ultra-Portable Edge Computing Device

Last week, AWS announced its newest and most portable addition to its Snow Family of devices, the AWS’ Snowcone’. Like the AWS Snowball and Snowmobile, the Snowcone is an edge computing and data transfer device built for use in disconnected environments. The AWS Snow Family exists because there is a distinct need to collect, store, …

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Arm’s New CPUs Aim To Kickstart Smartphone Market And Enable Richer PC Experiences

Late last month, Arm announced a pair of new CPU cores that the company licenses to chip partners who then use these designs to build chips of all kinds. Arm itself is owned by the Japanese conglomerate Softbank but was acquired because of the dominant position the company has in smartphones and is poised for …

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National Instruments Will Monetize Big Data With OptimalPlus Acquisition

Last Tuesday, National Instruments announced its intent to acquire the Israeli data analytics startup OptimalPlus for $365 million. The two companies share many of the same enterprise-level customers within the automotive, semiconductor, and electronics industries which is one of the reasons that I believe this acquisition makes a lot of sense. National Instruments is positioning this …

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Store Branded Retail Products Aren’t New, So Can We Stop Pretending They Are?

I rarely enter the bowels of the retail world in my writings, but I do when it involves technology companies like Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft. I like to wade into controversial stories where I think there is more smoke than fire or, conversely, more fire than smoke. This combination is what makes the latest outrage …

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How’s Rackspace Technology Doing A Year Into CEO Kevin Jones Tenure?

I had the chance Friday to touch base with Rackspace Technology’s CEO, Kevin Jones, around the first anniversary at the company. We talked about a lot, including the past year, its new services it announced today, and the company rebrand.  It had been a while since I touched base with anybody at Rackspace, and I …

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An Insider’s Look at the Global Semiconductor Market With GLOBALFOUNDRIES Tom Caulfield

On this special episode of The Six Five – Insiders Edition, hosts Patrick Moorhead and Daniel Newman are joined by GLOBALFOUNDRIES CEO Tom Caulfield to discuss the success GLOBALFOUDNRIES has had, and how chipmakers are responding to the current global crisis and where the semiconductor market is poised for growth.   In our conversation, Tom, Daniel and I explored the bold …

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Intel’s Amps Up Its 2030 CSR Goals Amongst The COVID19 Crisis Backdrop

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are creating new ways to show they care about their employees, customers, and cities. I have written about companies like AWS , Amazon, Cloudera, Dell Technologies, Google,  HPE, HP, IBM,  Intel, Microsoft, ON Semiconductor, Pega, Qualcomm ,  Apple, Cisco, Honeywell, HP Inc., IBM, NVIDIA, and T-Mobile really stepping up their short-term COVID19 efforts. Long-term, though, many companies have invested heavily in CSR (Corporate Social …

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AMD Ups Its Game With Eight Core Commercial Notebook Processors

Last month AMD fired off its latest round in the perpetual battle for PC processor dominance—the launch of its new Ryzen PRO 4000 Series Mobile family of processors. With workforces everywhere being forced to go mobile and work from home, we’ve seen a rush on devices and setups to get workers adjusted to the new …

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Dell’s XPS Design Moves Towards Its Commercial Line Of Devices

Around this time last year, Dell introduced its newest lineup of consumer and commercial laptops and desktops at Computex 2019. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has halted most of my travel out of the 2020 year and has kept me from seeing Dell’s new lineup of commercial and consumer devices in person. Nevertheless, it won’t keep me from writing …

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HP’s Elite Line Of Devices Are A Step Up For Work From Home

This past week HP announced its next generation of Elite PCs, including HP’s next generation of monitors. In the past, HP would announce its next generation of Elite devices at Computex, but this year, the COVID-19 crisis has kept in-person tech announces from happening. Not only has the COVID-19 crisis kept us from going to …

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The ‘New Marvell’ Makes Its Appearance After 25 Years

Back in January, I illustrated that Marvell was in the middle of a comeback and talked about its history and future. I said, “the growth opportunities look immense, as well as I believe the company is poised to take advantage of the upcoming data explosion.” While I believe Wall Street does not always indicate the future potential …

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Poly and Microsoft Partner On New Teams Products And Room Solutions To Move Collaboration Forward

On May 28th, Poly released a series of new room solutions specifically for Microsoft Teams Rooms – Poly G10-T, G40-T, and G80-T. This partnership delivers solutions that create a user-simplistic and collaborative environment for Teams. With more than 75 million daily active users on Teams, the need for a consistent, collaborative, and authentic human work …

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Intel Beefs Up Capabilities In Managed Notebooks With Latest VPro

Intel is currently considered by many in the commercial world as the gold standard for client computing processors, and the apex of that capability is the company’s Intel Core vPro line for enterprise PCs. The company recently released the 10th Gen of these mobile and desktop processors. While Intel has had much more competition than it …

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Spotlight On ‘Teams As A Platform’ At Virtual Microsoft Build 2020

Last week I “attended” Microsoft’s annual Build developer conference to hear the latest in what the tech giant has been working on. It’s a conference I always make a point of paying attention to, as you get a window into the real nitty gritty of Microsoft’s rich development ecosystem and how it is continuously seeking to enhance and improve its …

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Microsoft Surface Go 2 Review: Better Than IPad With A Keyboard For Most Use Cases

Earlier this month Microsoft launched a plethora of new devices in their Surface lineup including the Surface Go 2 the Surface Book 3, the Surface Headphones 2, and the Surface Earbuds. I wrote a high-level overview of the launch announcement which you can access here. The device that I am focusing on for this review is the …

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