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.

Amazon Announces $18 Billion Investment To Help SMB’s To Kick Off ‘Accelerate’ Conference

Tuesday, Amazon announced exciting small business investment news. In a demonstration of its support of small businesses on Prime Day, Amazon has shared that they are on course to invest $18 billion this year to help independent companies sell to customers, including investments in logistics, tools, services, programs, and people. Prime Day is Amazon’s annual …

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Intel’s 11th Gen Core Processors And ‘Evo’ Platform Brand Raises The Notebook Processor Competitive Stakes

Intel has been crushing it financially recently through the execution of a more diversified portfolio even as it faces fierce PC and datacenter server processor competition as well as challenges in future process nodes. Yesterday was a big day in the long history of Intel as it unveiled the next generation of notebook processors, which, …

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The Ins and Outs of Patents and Intellectual Property- A Six Five insider With PatentSight’s Managing Director

On this special episode of The Six Five – Insiders Edition, hosts Patrick Moorhead and Daniel Newman are joined by Will Mansfield, Director of Consulting and Customer Success for PatentSight to discuss the ins and outs of patents, intellectual property and the value of patent data in our current technology climate. In our conversation, Will, …

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Cisco Enhancing Webex Speech Experiences With BabbleLabs Acquisition

Amidst the biggest pandemic in modern history, work from home seems to be here to stay for some. With most businesses forced to send its workforce home amidst the Covid-19 pandemic communication and collaboration tools, they are begging for audio and video improvements to make a better collaboration experience. Remote working tools went from a …

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HPE’s Impressive 80% Q3 GreenLake Growth Highlights Implications Of SAP HANA As-A-Service Deal

Over the past several years, HPE has been engaged in a transition from selling infrastructure to offering solutions (hardware + software) on a consumption basis. The growing popularity of consumption-based computing is evident in the success of HPE GreenLake, a hybrid IT-as-a-Service offering, delivered via a flexible consumption model. Last week, HPE announced that it …

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Why A More Focused Synaptics Made Two Strategic Acquisitions

I’ve been keeping a close eye on Synaptics as of late. The premium end point semiconductor company traditionally known as a manufacturer of computer touchpads and biometric fingerprint readers, has expanded its purview significantly over the years to include much more. It now plays in mobile, automotive, and IoT, with a diverse range of solutions …

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Why Samsung Galaxy’s Smartphone Product Segmentation Makes Sense

Samsung is the world’s number one smartphone vendor in terms of global unit market share. However, as the company has gotten bigger and more successful, some people have started to claim that the company has too many product lines. This criticism has become increasingly more common as the smartphone market size has grown, with there …

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Qualcomm Found Guilty Of Aggressively Innovating By Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals

Three weeks ago, Qualcomm won its battle with the FTC in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The court unanimously reversed the district court’s judgment (led by Judge Koh) and vacated its global injunction against the company’s business practices, which had forced it to license IP directly to its SOC and modem competitors. I have …

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Amazon Makes Waves In Sustainability As Mercedes-Benz Signs The ‘Climate Pledge’

Last Friday, Amazon announced an exciting global partnership announcement with Mercedes Benz to help lead the charge in sustainability. Mercedes-Benz is the latest big-name signatory of the Climate Pledge, a commitment to meet the Paris Agreement 10 years early and was founded by Amazon and Global Optimism in September 2019. Everyone who signs commits to be …

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NVIDIA’s New RTX 3000 Series – Faster, Bigger, Better And More Power

It has been two years since we last saw a new gaming GPU from NVIDIA as last year’s Super GPUs were just speed bumps of the RTX 2000 series from 2018. Gamers have long awaited the arrival of NVIDIA’s RTX 3000 series, especially after seeing the countless rumors and performance expectations after the announcement of …

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Moor Insights & Strategy Analyst Weekly Update September 11, 2020

I hope you all had a great week! We continue to attend our events virtually during Covid-19 and have found it to be very successful but I would love to get back on the road once it becomes safe.  Last week, I attended Silicon Labs Smart Home Developer Conference, Google Cloud Next Week 9, and attended two days …

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Synaptics Well On Its Way To A Comeback

The tech market can be a fickle one. Companies once considered sure bets can quickly fall from grace, while other young upstarts rise to fill their place. The drama can get a little Shakespearean. As a tech analyst, I always like to pay special attention to companies in the process of turning around a business—everybody …

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The Dell XPS 17 Review: Sleek, Simple, And Powerful

For the last five years, the Dell XPS lineup has been extremely innovative and pushed the envelope in terms of design and features. The XPS systems are typically thoughtfully designed for excellent user experience as the XPS displays are crisp and colorful, and features and performance are top of the line. The latest addition to …

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Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G Review: High End Smartphone Done Right

For the past few weeks, I have been using the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G as my go-to phone. The Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G is Samsung’s newest offering aimed at Android users that view smartphones as an ultimate productivity platform. The Note20 Ultra is the follow on to the Note10 Plus and makes some significant …

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Cloud-Native Is Our Future: Can The VM Pioneer VMware Lead It?

Agility, mobility, and security. These are three reasons why enterprise organizations are adopting a cloud-native approach developing and maintaining applications and services. But adopting cloud-native is more than microservices and containers. In this article, I will unpack the cloud-native landscape in more detail and explain why I believe companies like VMware are well-positioned for success …

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IBM Delivering Confidential Computing Since 2016 While Many Still Talking About It

I will probably get some feedback on my assertion in the title of this blog. But the truth is, as many of you are painfully aware, it’s hard to compare security between vendors because there aren’t benchmarks like there are for the performance of a workload. The challenge is further compounded by the fact there …

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Amazon Announces Plans To Create Another 20,000 Jobs And Expand ‘Tech Hubs’ Across The Country

Early this morning, Amazon announced its intent to create 3,500 new technology and corporate jobs in 6 different U.S. cities. The new employees will be spread throughout different business segments within Amazon including AWS, Alexa, Amazon Advertising, OpsTech, and many others. The positions will span wide in scope ranging from cloud infrastructure architects to user experience …

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The Many Moves That Pushed T-Mobile Ahead Of AT&T

T-Mobile recently announced that it has surpassed AT&T in total number of customers becoming the #2 wireless provider in the United States. T-Mobile has gone through many major changes in an incredibly pivotal time not only  amid COVID-19 and its integration with Sprint, but also as wireless carriers deploy 5G networks..   If you have been keeping up with Moor Insights & Strategy’s five-part series about 5G, you would know that T-Mobile has set itself up to deliver a balanced mix …

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Microsoft Delivers New Mobile Productivity Use Cases With Surface Duo, Orderable Today For $1,399

Last October, Microsoft announced two new products, the Surface Duo (read here) and the Surface Neo (read here), to join its Surface lineup. While the Covid-19 crisis and Windows 10X reprioritization has delayed the release of the Surface Neo, today, Microsoft officially released its new Android smartphone, the Surface Duo. Last year, Microsoft promised Duo …

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