Internet of Things IoT

Qualcomm Revs Its Engines At Its Automotive Redefined Event

When you think of mobile semiconductors, one company that’s always top-of-mind is Qualcomm. While its silicon powers many if not most of the world’s phones and tablets, the company has not been content to rest on its laurels. In recent years it has begun to extend its mobile technology into other emergent fields, such as …

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Synaptics Unsheathes New Katana Low Power Edge AI Platform

While many eyes, including mine, were on CES this week, today, I wanted to talk about a tech announcement that may have flown under the radar in the run-up to the holidays. I’ve been following Synaptics for some time now and watched it progress from Synaptics 1.0 (PC trackpads, etc.) to 2.0 (mobile, fingerprint readers) …

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Intel’s Mobileye Presents Plan For Worldwide AV Rollout At CES 2021

Intel may have had a shakeup at its CEO ranks yesterday, but the show must go on. Every year, the tech news cycle kicks off in January with the expansive Consumer Electronics Showcase, or CES, where companies from all over demonstrate their latest and greatest. I lost count at how many I attended at 20.  This …

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AI Is More Than A Buzzword And Being Deployed Now On Ships And Golf Carts

More than ever, organizations are adopting artificial intelligence (AI) to bring efficiency, productivity gains, and a return on investment. In these uncertain times, AI is a powerful differentiator for companies of all sizes to transform digitally. In recent years, the cloud has become integral in advancing AI as vendors offering years of research and tools …

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AI Is More Than A Buzzword And Being Deployed Now On Ships And Golf Carts

More than ever, organizations are adopting artificial intelligence (AI) to bring efficiency, productivity gains, and a return on investment. In these uncertain times, AI is a powerful differentiator for companies of all sizes to transform digitally. In recent years, the cloud has become integral in advancing AI as vendors offering years of research and tools …

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The Future Of Industrial IoT Gateways: Civilizing The Wild West Of IoT

Industrial IoT gateways are small servers at the edges of corporate networks that link the “Wild West” of IoT devices with the civilized world of IT. Because gateways connect directly with enterprise systems, you might expect them to be off-the-shelf, plug-and-play products. Today, this is not the case. Most gateways are customized, one-off systems that …

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A Chat With Qualcomm’s New Automotive Leader, Nakul Duggal, Driving An $8B Backlog

As I’ve said many times before, I believe fully autonomous vehicles will be one of the most impactful technological innovations in our lifetimes. As the industry grows and autonomous vehicles become more advanced and ubiquitous, there will be an immense market opportunity for those involved in making these automobiles tick. One tech company that has …

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No More Batteries, No More Cords: The Perks Of IoT Energy Harvesting

Connected devices—if you look around, they’re everywhere. Every year, more and more devices become intelligent through connection to the Internet, from smart thermostats in homes to multitudes of sensors in large industrial environments. As we march towards a brave new world, such as smart cities, autonomous vehicles, telehealth, building automation, agricultural IoT and more, this …

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Digging Deeper On HPE’s Latest Security Announcements

October kicks off National Cyber Security Month. In what seems to be an annual event, HPE made some security-related announcements that set the company up uniquely in the IT solutions provider market. What are those announcements, and what do they mean for IT organizations? I’ll unpack all of this and give my perspective in the …

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Silicon Labs “Works With” Conference Brings New IoT Platform Capabilities To Developers

Silicon Labs stock has been on a tear lately. Since the end of March, it has been up 44%. If you are not familiar with Silicon Labs, it is a global, fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Austin, TX, my hometown. The company’s HQ is so close in proximity to my home and office, and I …

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Attention CIOs: Stop Reacting And Start Being Proactive With Cybersecurity

Physical security and cybersecurity are intrinsically connected. Unfortunately, most organizations still treat these security functions as separate disciplines and processes. Until recently, separating the two was justified because the technology to integrate physical and cybersecurity was not available. However, this is changing with the emergence of IoT and advances in both sensors and integrated systems. …

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For DevOps, Application Programming Integration (API) Is A Major Security Vulnerability

One of the most often overlooked cybersecurity attack vectors, and one of the biggest threats is application-programming interface (API) security. According to the security giant, Akamai, over 80% of all Content Delivery Network (CDN) Internet traffic is API traffic.  APIs enable applications, services and micro services to work together. For example, organizations use APIs to …

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Exploring Qualcomm’s Vital Position In The 5G Ecosystem With QTL President Alex Rogers – The Six Five Insiders Edition

On this special episode of The Six Five – Insiders Edition, hosts Patrick Moorhead and Daniel Newman are joined by Qualcomm EVP and QTL President Alex Rogers to discuss Qualcomm’s recent win in the Court of Appeals, its licensing business, 5G intellectual property, and how Qualcomm helping spread the technology around the world. In our conversation, Alex, Patrick and I …

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Cyberwarfare Requires Speed, Adaptability And Visibility To Win

Cybersecurity is now a war of attrition. Companies face new threats every day, and it is impossible to keep up with the frequency and volume of vulnerabilities that profoundly impact a company’s IT hygiene. Bad actors and nation-states have created a cottage industry for hackers/crackers who indiscriminately attack foreign networks and their critical infrastructure. Recently, …

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Exploring Marvell’s Digital Transformation Strategy and Focus for the Future – Six Five Insiders Edition

On this episode of The Six Five – Insiders Edition podcast hosts Patrick Moorhead and Daniel Newman talk to Chris Koopmans, the CMO of Marvell, about the company’s rebranding efforts, their transformation initiatives and the product lines and services that Marvell is focusing on for the future.  In our conversation, Chris, Daniel and I explored Marvell’s recent pivot …

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NVIDIA And Mercedes-Benz Appear To Be Reinventing Automotive Business Model

Last week, NVIDIA and Mercedes-Benz announced their partnership going into the next decade to create fully autonomous vehicles (AVs). With NVIDIA’s global leadership in accelerated computing and Mercedes-Benz’s experience in the manufacturing of premium cars, together, they plan to create a new software-defined vehicle that includes in-vehicle computing systems and AI computing architecture. Mercedes-Benz and NVIDIA plan on rolling out the first …

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When It Comes To Cybersecurity, Covid-19 Tells Us We Do Not Deserve Nice Things

Over the past few months, Covid-19 has uncovered many security challenges within most enterprises’ cybersecurity programs. That said, most organizations were ill-equipped to detect and respond to cyber threats brought on by Covid-19, especially with a majority of the population working from home. This pandemic exposed many vulnerabilities from a political, societal, economic and critical …

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VMware Security- One Of The Best Kept IT Secrets

I recently got the chance to attend an analyst briefing held by VMware senior executives, where I learned a lot about the company’s overall strategy and progress. This is a big time for VMware, and the tech industry in general, with more people working remotely than ever before in order to minimize the spread of …

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NVIDIA Launches New Ampere Architecture, Infrastructure, Robotics And Automotive Technologies At GTC 2020

I attend hundreds of events a year as an analyst and one way I rate them is by the number and industry impact of the announcements. I watched NVIDIA’s GTC 2020 virtual keynote today, and the company scored high on both. Architecture is everything when you are a platform provider and NVIDIA rolled out its …

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CHIP Shot: Will Project Connected Home Over IP Get Us Onto The IoT Green

Last December, the Zigbee Alliance launched “Project Connected Home over IP” (CHIP) with the ambitious goal of enabling plug-and-play consumer IoT devices. Led by Amazon, Apple and Google, Project CHIP aims to deliver specs and open source code later this year. Now that the initial press and analyst coverage has settled down, Project CHIP deserves a …

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