Moor Insights & Strategy Two Week Update Ending June 25, 2021

By Patrick Moorhead - June 29, 2021

I hope you all had a great couple of weeks!  

This week, Anshel, Will, and I will be attending MWC Barcelona.  

Earlier this month, our team attended several events: Alibaba Cloud Summit (Steve), IBM Digital Developer Conference: Data & A.I. (Steve), NetApp Analyst Summit (Steve), Public Town Hall with Jason Robins, CEO of Draft Kings (Melody), Dell Telecom Transformation Event (Steve and  Will), Google A.I. Summit (Matt), Cisco Live 2021 (Steve), ACM System and Storage Conference (Steve), MLOps World ( Steve), The Six-Five Summit (Patrick), IBM: A Quantum Computing Journey (Paul), IBM Research: Data Fabric (Paul), Meraki User Event (Will), Nutanix Investor Day (Steve), HPE Discover (Patrick, Paul, Matt, Will), Ericsson 5G Things (Will), Microsoft Event (Patrick), Citrix Analyst Summit, and Ericsson 5G Things (Will).

Moor Insights & Strategy, partnered with Futurum Research, held its second annual Six Five Summit last week. The five-day thought leadership event was a huge success thanks to the many sponsors, speakers, and, of course, the attendees. We had over 50 speakers from 30 tech companies with 15 CEOs. We will have stats out next month, but we will easily hit millions of views and tens if not 100s of millions of impressions. In addition, I was thrilled that AWS, Intel, Arm, and NVIDIA all used the event to break news which helped lead to the 69 press citations below.  We even had companies try and crash the occasion to announce on top of competitors at the Summit with ensuing Twitter battles. As promised, I will do a better job giving all of you a heads up on the Six Five Summit 2022 milestones! Please provide me with feedback on what you’d like to see next year. 

Our MI&S team published 41 deliverables: 

The press quoted us with 115 citations. Journalists wanted to hear about Arm, AWS, Bitcoin, Celena, Cloud, Global Foundries, Dell Technologies, Dish, Ericsson, 5G, Google, HPE, Intel, Lattice, Marvell, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Oracle, P.C., Samsung, SAP, and Sony. 

Quick Insights:

 A.I./Machine Learning (Paul Smith-Goodson)

  • A.I. can improve the efficiency of testing as well as impact health costs in many ways. The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), in association with the Biomaterials Research Center and Asan Medical Center, has developed a urine test that can detect prostate cancer with 100% accuracy. It uses a combination of software and hardware. An A.I. algorithm was trained to understand the correlation between four cancer factors and identify those corresponding to prostate cancer.  Using a biosensor and the algorithm, A.I. detected cancer in 76 samples with 100% accuracy. The technique has the potential to reduce the need for surgery as well as unnecessary biopsies. 

 AR/VR (Anshel Sag)

  • Facebook's efforts to test advertising in V.R. after years of denying that it would show signs of backfiring and was an obvious source of criticism of Facebook's business model.
  • We also found out that Facebook has over 10,000 people working on X.R. both in A.R. and VR
  • Varjo's Reality Cloud is the company's effort to create a real-time environment scanning capability for teleportation in V.R. and real-time collaboration
  • HTC's Vive Focus 3 is shipping to consumers, and it is by far the most powerful standalone V.R. headset to date.
  • Adobe's new Substance 3D modeler is an application designed to enable V.R. modeling to professional workflows
  • Oculus has quietly removed the Go Live to Facebook live streaming capability in the latest Oculus Quest v30 update, which is somewhat problematic for promoting V.R. but is understandable considering all the content strikes it seems to cause for users

 Carrier/Wireless (Will Townsend)

  • Nokia announced a retooling of its AirScale 5G RAN portfolio to address scalability and performance with a transition from FPGA to SoC. Nokia acknowledges that the transition was lengthy and put the company at a disadvantage relative to its incumbent competitors, especially Ericsson. I believe this announcement will help Nokia regain some of its RAN leadership. If executive claims of a 75% reduction in power consumption are valid, that's mind-blowing from a mobile network operator operating expense perspective.
  • Dell Technologies officially relaunched its push into the telco industry with a virtual event on June 9. The company plans to lean into its open, industry standards DNA to provide core and radio access network solutions in support of disaggregated, 5G network deployments. Many, if not most mobile network operators are well into deployments. Still, some greenfield opportunities exist with Dish in the United States, Rakuten in Japan, and Reliance Jio in India.


  • Storage- (Steve McDowell) 
    • This past week's HPE Discover event was all about Greenlake, HPE's consumption-based as-a-service offering. While there weren't new storage announcements (HPE rolled those out last month, ahead of this month's event), there was plenty of related HCI news. HPE added on-prem Azure Stack HCI and Microsoft SQL Server to Greenlake. HPE also added Nutanix's Era database-as-a-service offering to the Greenlake portfolio. All of this sits next to HPE Simplicity and HPE dHCI in the Greenlake line-up. That's a lot of HCI-related offerings, but the demand is there. The enterprise likes HCI. 
    • Dell Technologies updated its PowerFlex virtual SAN and HCI solution this week, adding features that directly match the trending we see in enterprise I.T. There is updated support for new NVIDIA and AMD GPUs for graphics-intensive remote desktop, updated container integration capabilities, improved resilience, and support for Dell's Cloud I.Q. management and predictive analytics offering. A solid release, and one that illustrates that there's more in Dell's HCI arsenal than reselling Vmware. 
    • Delivering capabilities at the edge requires a careful balance of compute, storage, and networking. It's also an environment where packaging is critical, as edge locations can be completely unpredictable. Western Digital is pushing up the stack, delivering new ruggedized edge servers to complement its existing edge storage products. It's a bold move from Western Digital, encroaching into a new competitive environment. But it's also a move that makes a lot of sense. 
    • Accelerated NICs are officially a trend, as Intel explicitly moves into the space with its announcement of Intel IPUs (Infrastructure Processing Units).  Intel IPUs will go head-to-head with NVIDIA's Bluefield DPUs, Xilinx's Alveo smart NIC, along a handful of others. It's an architecture that makes a lot of sense, especially for storage-related applications, where FPGA and GPU acceleration can massage data at line speeds without impacting the CPU.  This is becoming a crowded market, but one in which leaders will quickly emerge.           
  • Networking- (Will Townsend) 
    • At HPE Discover, Aruba extended its Edge Services Portfolio (ESP) with new switching, AIOps, IoT, and security capabilities. In addition, the company claims over 100 million endpoints are managed through Aruba Central, which is a testament to the scalability of its platform.
    • Cisco announced its support of the Tokyo Summer Olympics, marked as the first-ever I.P. network-based broadcast that will leverage a cloud-native architecture to ensure scale and performance. An astounding 6,700 pieces of Cisco equipment will support the delivery of over 7,000 hours of video coverage. Cisco's DNA Assurance platform will also be instrumental in ensuring ease of management, improved visibility, and resolution of network and device issues. I believe the broadcast will be an impressive showcase of Cisco's overall capabilities.   
  • Server- (Matt Kimball) 
    • HPE Discover came and went this week, and the company made several significant announcements.  The top of my list are as follows 
      • GreenLake Lighthouse – HPE is taking its Ezmeral software platform and creating easily deployed and easily consumed cloud-native environments. On prem, on the edge, or in a co-lo facility.  While cloud-native is the future for every enterprise, the move to this architecture can be stymied by the complexities of deploying and maintaining. The very reason why the public cloud has been the first option for many enterprises looking to embrace services-based, containerized environments further. Further, the company's focus on the workloads that span the edge-to-cloud-to-datacenter continuum is smart – this is a focus for organizations across many industries. 
      • Security, security, security – HPE doubled down on its security strategy with the announcement of Project Aurora – a platform designed to enable zero-trust architecture to organizations. Again, I like what I see and hear from the company.  Project Aurora is a compelling architecture and addresses the challenge organizations face with securing multiple control points across the stack and the organization. But there's more to this than just the Project Aurora announcement and offering – it's the relentless focus the company has on security – putting it on equal footing with performance. And this perhaps is most impressive. Because without this being a "North Star" for the entire organization – from design to development – it can easily become just another feature or capability on a list to be deprioritized when schedule or budget constraints are addressed. 
      • Silicon-on-demand -  Does anything say cloud model like silicon-on-demand?  Again, I like the announcement. An I.T. organization has an application or workload that is especially "bursty" or elastic depending on seasonality or other market conditions – this enables the use of those additional computes resources to be consumed only on an "as-needed" basis, directly out of GreenLake. I have some questions around why this is exclusive with Intel (required upfront investment?) and why Optane is included (i.e., there is no "non-Optane" option). But, in principle, I like this and believe enterprise customers will like it.   
    • So, it's been about a week since Google Cloud announced its intent to deploy AMD's 3rd Gen EPYC processor to support its Tau environment (virtualized scale-out).  Big news caught a bit of interest in the media – especially with the claims made around double-digit performance gains and price-performance leadership. I am curious to get more detail on this, as these claims broaden the aperture to compare against a larger set of cloud providers. 
    • Did you read about Arm's Confidential Computing Architecture (CCA)?  An interesting technology that builds on top of its TrustZone environment. I'm waiting to see how the Neoverse team takes this and what its enablement in V1, N1, and E1 looks like.      

FinTech (Melody Brue)

  • PayPal has increased its rates on some merchant processing. The company said the move reflected the value of its services. For example, consumers are nearly three times as likely to complete a purchase when PayPal products are available at checkout. At the same time, users of the new buy-now-pay-later option spend an average of 15% more. In my opinion, it's a bold move as SMBs are still struggling to emerge from the pandemic. 
  • The market has responded favorably, but I think SMBs could suffer. When you have a high volume of transactions, customers will eliminate anything the offeror perceives as unique, and it will usually come down to price. Although the stock price is high, keeping an eye on churn will be a key indicator of whether this was a smart move. At the rates it is currently offering, merchants can transact with Stripe and Square at a lesser rate. Even with its peer-to-peer payment option, Venmo, it has a formidable competitor in the Cash App, which is currently growing faster in that market. 
  • Wall Street and Venture Capital are converging on digital asset securities. This week Morgan Stanley made its first investment into the blockchain space, co-leading Securitize's $48M series B financing round, demonstrating the growing popularity of digital asset securities among legacy finance stakeholders. Securitize, a registered Broker-Dealer and Transfer Agent hopes to be the future of private markets. Digital securities, while still a nascent market, have caught the attention of Wall Street and V.C.s. With still a way to go until mass adoption, digital securities offer cleaner cap tables and are faster to own, transfer, and trade.
  • Andreessen Horowitz also launched a new $2.2bn fund for digital assets – its third such fund for digital assets, which shows a vote of confidence in the sector facing regulatory scrutiny. Execs were cited saying they were looking "for the next generation of visionary crypto founders," even as regulators and central banks seek more significant influence over the market.  The recent wobbling price of cryptocurrencies and regulatory concerns has tempered digital assets' appetite over the past month. June average weekly asset inflows across all leading digital asset investment providers fell 215 percent. Still, the long-term outlook is promising given these recent institutional investments.

IIoT and IoT (Bill Curtis)

  • This week, we learned of another widespread IoT supply chain security risk resulting from developer incompetence. This one could affect up to 80 million devices, primarily IP-based security cameras (including a few of mine). This vulnerability is common to multiple OEMs that use Taiwan-based ThroughTek's Kalay platform to connect devices with cloud services for recording and analyzing video, audio, and other data streams. The bug (CVE-2021-32934) is a nasty one – a trifecta of remote exploitation, low attack complexity, and cleartext transmission of sensitive information (i.e., camera video/audio), earning it a 9.1 on the CVSS v3 scale. Anything over 9.0 is "critical," the highest rating. The root of the problem is that Kalay doesn't always protect data transferred between devices and ThroughTek servers. Although the Kalay device SDK provides authkey/DTLS and a secure P2P tunnel, many developer OEMs did not bother to use these security features. So, the handshake between server and client is in-the-clear and very easy to exploit. The incompetence here is astonishing. Developers should never bypass secure communication protocols, and ThroughTek's SDK should not allow insecure connectivity under any circumstances. The only good news is that no threats have been discovered in the wild – yet. But now that the vulnerability is well known, you can expect a wave of exploits because it's so easy to do, there are millions of vulnerable devices, and it'll take a while for OEMs to deploy patches. This problem is similar to the SolarWinds hack in that the root vulnerability is in software components used by many different OEMs. ThroughTek says the bug was fixed months ago. OEMs should immediately update to the latest SDK ( or, enable authkey/DTLS, and push patched firmware ASAP. End users should determine whether or not their cameras (or other devices) are affected. If so, I recommend unplugging them until a patch is available.
  • Azure Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) – Hybrid cloud is a hot topic getting hotter as the walls between public and private cloud instances come down. All major cloud services now offer highly evolved hybrid cloud services for enterprise deployments because so many applications require low-latency processing close to the devices that generate the data. But there's a big complication on the horizon. For 5g connectivity, this often means installing on-premise computational facilities physically near the communication infrastructure. So, network operators and system integrators need edge computing infrastructure that spans multiple customers rather than deploying customized instances for each customer. Azure MEC simplifies edge compute procurement, deployment, management, and monetization for 5G-based solutions. Enterprises can use a portfolio of Azure services across public clouds, on-premise private clouds, and now multiple-access clouds, opening up new revenue opportunities for telcos, system integrators, and ISVs. 
  • AWS Wavelength MEC – AWS recently announced the general availability of Wavelength on Vodafone 5G/5G networks in the U.K. Wavelength brings AWS services to the edge of carrier networks on telco-provided servers. In addition, customers can extend the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud to include the desired AWS wavelength zones (specific instances of telco storage and compute servers). The company claims this is Europe's first MEC offering.

Personal Computing/ Collaboration (Anshel Sag) 

  • Samsung has debuted new chipsets for its RAN equipment, including new mmWave RFICs, 5G modem SoCs and Digital RFFE ICs designed for Samsung's infrastructure customers.
  • South Korea says that it is already targeting 2028 for its first 6G networks, which is a little earlier than I would expect the industry to adopt 6G, with 2029 being the earliest. That said, 2020 was supposed to be when 5G launched, and we got it in 2019, so it could be more of the same.
  • T-Mobile has celebrated hitting 300 million POPs with its 5G low-band network by toasting with its 5Gin and 5Ginger beer and accompanying cocktails

Quantum Computing (Paul Smith-Goodson)

  • As more money moves into quantum, more people will be enticed by signing bonuses and higher pay to change companies. Constantin Gonciulea, previously part of the JP Morgan Chase quantum team, is now in charge of the advanced technology group at Wells Fargo. Gonciulea will be working across advanced engineering, distributed ledger technologies, and quantum computing in his new job. While JPM Chase, Goldman Sachs, and even BBVA have been active in quantum, I've heard very little about Wells Fargo. Hiring Gonciulea away from JPM Chase may be a signal they are getting serious.
  • Matthias Troyer, Microsoft distinguished scientist, will be giving the ISC 2021 keynote in two weeks – "Quantum Computing: From Academic Research to Real-world Applications." It seems odd that a man who is coming from a company that wasted more than a decade on chasing non-existing quasi-particles now wants to dispense a dose of "myth-busting" reality on the possibility that quantum computing may not perform useful computations in the next 5-10 years.

Security (Will Townsend)

  • I spent time with Cisco SecureX SVP and GM Gee Rittenhouse. I am impressed with his vision to simplify the deployment and management of security, a focus on implementing zero-trust beyond the access point, and workload protection in light of I.T. disaggregation and an ever-increasing threat surface.  I believe Cisco's approach to security is much more open than its competitors and, in the long run, could serve as a competitive advantage.
  • I attended Zscaler's Zenith Live virtual event. Many infrastructure providers claim zero trust capability, but I believe Zscaler can deliver zero trust based on three factors. First, Zscaler's Zero Network Access authenticates users to an application rather than provide direct network access to prevent lateral movement. Second, Zscaler's Zero Attack Surface aims to hide source identities and eliminate an attack surface by making applications invisible. Third, Zscaler's Zero Passthrough Connections leverage a proxy architecture that denies robust threat prevention and data protection privileges. In aggregate, I believe that these capabilities deliver unparalleled protection for companies of all sizes.

Columns Published (Forbes, eWEEK, UPLOAD VR, and others)        

  1. Oracle Wants To Reshape The Cloud As A Better Business Opportunity, by Patrick Moorhead
  2. NI Seeks To Accelerate Autonomous Vehicle Development With MonoDrive Acquisition, by Patrick Moorhead
  3. Surprise! Amazon Officially The Number 1 Investor In America According To PPI, by Patrick Moorhead
  4. Lattice Semiconductor Launches CertusPro-NX FPGAs For The Edge And Updates Core Application Software, by Patrick Moorhead
  5. HPE Discover 2021- The Company Makes Its Customer Case During The 'Age Of Insight', by Patrick Moorhead
  6. AWS Announces The 'Graviton Challenge' At The Six Five Summit 2021, by Patrick Moorhead
  7. Intel Announces The 'Infrastructure Processing Unit' At The Six Five Summit 2021, by Patrick Moorhead
  8. Fintech And Farmland: How Fintech Platforms Are Allowing Retail Investors To Dig Into Land Investments, by Melody Brue
  9. Dell Technologies' Renewed Telecom Push To 5G, by Will Townsend
  10. HPE's Project Aurora Is A Big Deal – Here Is What You Need To Know, by Matt Kimball
  11. Calix Raises The Stakes In Home Network Security, by Mark Vena
  12. Zscaler - In Zero We Trust, by Will Townsend
  13. Microsoft Reaffirms It's All-In On Gaming At E3, by Mark Vena
  14. IBM And Fraunhofer Announce German Quantum Computing Partnership, by Paul Smith-Goodson

Blogs Published (MI&S)                                                              

  1. VMware Is An Easy Button For Multi-Cloud, by Patrick Moorhead
  2. Webex Goes Big With New Aspirations, Capabilities, Brand, And A Campaign, by Patrick Moorhead
  3. Amazon Sidewalk Focuses On Security And Privacy For All IoT Users, by Patrick Moorhead
  4. Microsoft Build- New Windows, Enhanced Arm Support, And Adds Azure Features, by Patrick Moorhead
  5. Google's Data Cloud Summit Serves Up A Breadth Of New Capabilities, by Patrick Moorhead
  6. Microsoft Build And Power Platform - Navigating Change, And The Role Power Technology Can Play, by Patrick Moorhead
  7. The Finnish Post Reinvents Itself With New Technologies Including Robotic Process Automation And Gamification, by Patrick Moorhead
  8. If You're Hungry For Data-Driven Transformation, Google's Serving Up A Data Cloud Summit For You, by Patrick Moorhead
  9. In It For The Long Haul: Autonomous Trucking Startup Plus Goes Public Via SPAC, by Patrick Moorhead
  10. Apple WWDC 21: Rinse And Repeat, by Mark Vena
  11. Honeywell Quantum Solutions And Cambridge Quantum Computing Merge With Go-Public In Mind, by Paul Smith-Goodson
  12. Summertime Solutions For Your Smart Home, by Mark Vena
  13. IBM CodeNet: Artificial Intelligence That Can Program Computers And Solve A $100 Billion Legacy Code Problem, by Paul Smith-Goodson
  14. IonQ's Virtual Financial Analyst Day : An Inside Look Part One, by Paul Smith-Goodson
  15. Unpacking Oracle Cloud Infrastructure's Ampere A1 Compute Platform Announcement, by Matt Kimball
  16. The Big Question That Might Be Answered At WWDC 2021, by Mark Vena

Research Paper:


The G2 on 5G by Moor Insights & Strategy, with Anshel Sag and Will Townsend

  • The G2 on 5G Podcast - Episode 56 - June 25, 2021
    • Nokia refreshes its AirScale 5G RAN portfolio - can it better compete with Ericsson and Samsung Networks?
    • Samsung Announces New 5G Chipsets & RFICs for Infrastructure at Samsung Networks: Redefined 2021
    • RootMetrics identifies South Korea as a leader in 5G deployment - what's the advantage for the country and its operators?
    • China Mobile Adds 16.65 million 5G Subscribers in May, up to 221.95 million 5G subs and up from 55.60 million a year ago. China Mobile's current user base is 942.8 million
    • T-Mobile sells 5Gin and 5Ginger beer - random gimmick or marketing genius?
    • South Korea Eyes First 6G Network in 2028
  • The G2 on 5G Podcast - Episode 55 - June 18, 2021
    • Reliance Jio commences 5G S.A. trials ahead of spectrum auctions in India - will it give it a leg up against competitors?
    • Dish/Dell 5G edge cloud tie-up
    • Dish Project Gene5is - Sign Up for Dish's 5G Network has begun!
    • Ericsson weighs in on expected 5G subscriber numbers through the end of 2021 as well as future projections - how does 5G adoption compare to the other Gs?
    • C-Band - AT&T/Nokia field trial 5G call
    • Samsung is already starting to test Terahertz spectrum for 6G Wireless with UCSB

DataCentric Podcast by Moor Insights & Strategywith Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell

  • Arm in the Cloud: A Roundtable with Arm, Ampere, and Oracle Cloud
    • A special roundtable with Arm, Ampere Computing, and Oracle
    • Joining the podcast are Leo Leung, Senior Director, Products and Strategy for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure; Jeff Wittich, Chief Product Officer for Ampere Computing; and Eddie Ramirez, Senior Director of Marketing and Ecosystem Development, Infrastructure Line of Business at Arm.

The Six-Five Podcast by Moor Insights & Strategy and Futurum Research, with Patrick Moorhead and Daniel Newman

  • Opening the Windows!
    • Windows 11
    • Salesforce and AWS Tie-up
    • HPE Discover
    • Oracle Support Rewards
    • Google Cloud goes big on AMD Epyc
    • Amazon Invests in Plus
  • Quantum Leap: Do You CQC What We See?
    • Honeywell Quantum Spin with Cambridge Quantum
    • Qualcomm, USCC, and Nokia Break 5G mmWave Record
    • Webex by Cisco Announcements
    • Marvell Earnings and New Breakouts
    • Andreessen Horowitz Cost of Cloud
    • Six Five Summit 2021 Starts Monday!
  • A Walk On The Sidewalk
    • Samsung Business Wins Walmart
    • HPE Earnings
    • Cloudera Go-Private, SaaS
    • Splunk Earnings
    • Computex Themes
    • AMD FSR, 3D VCache, AMD Advantage, Tesla & Samsung wins  
    • NVIDIA 3080 Ti, NV Certified to DPU and Arm

Moor Insights & Strategy Podcast

 Press Citations: 

  1. Arm, NVIDIA / Fierceelectronics 
  2. AWS / Siliconangle  
  3. Bitcoin, Chips / Ohionewstime  
  4. Celona / Globenewswire  (Will Townsend) 
  5. Cloud / Texasnewstoday  
  6. Cloud / ZDNET  
  7. Dell / Siliconangle (Steve McDowell) 
  8. Dish, Nokia, 5G / SDXCentral (Will Townsend)  
  9. Ericsson / Fiercewireless  
  10. Google / Yahoo Finance 
  11. Google / Computerworld 
  12. Google / Siliconangle  
  13. Google / Martechseries  
  14. Google / Netimperative  
  15. Google / Itbrief  
  16. HPE, Security / Datacenterknowledge  (Matt Kimball) 
  17. HPE / SDXCentral (Matt Kimball) 
  18. HPE / Siliconangle  
  19. HPE / Siliconangle (Will Townsend) 
  20. HPE / Siliconangle (Will Townsend)  
  21.  Intel, Datacenter / TechTarget  
  22. Intel / Reuters
  23. Intel / Fierceelectronics  
  24. Intel / Bendbulletin 
  25. Intel / CRN  
  26. Intel, Cloud / Fiercelectronics  
  27. Intel / HPCWire  
  28. Intel / Nextplatform  
  29. Intel / EnterpriseAI  
  30. Intel, Cloud / Siliconangle  
  31. Intel / PCGamer  (Anshel Sag)
  32. Microsoft / 7 News  
  33. Microsoft / Hardwichandmanning  
  34. NVIDIA, Arm / Cambridgenetwork  
  35. NVIDIA / Business Journal  
  36. NVIDIA / SDXCentral  
  37. NVIDIA / Design&reuse  
  38. P.C., Mobile / Texasnewstoday  
  39. P.C., Mobile / The Wall Street Journal  
  40. Samsung, 5G, Chips / Neowin (Anshel Sag) 
  41. Samsung, 5G, Chips / APNNews (Anshel Sag) 
  42. Samsung, 5G / Getsnewsalert (Anshel Sag) 
  43. Sony, PS5 / The-Sun (Anshel Sag) 
  44. 5G, T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon / The Drum (Will Townsend) 
  45. 5G, Discover / Discover (Will Townsend) 

Six Five Summit Citations

  1. AMD, Honeywell, Intel, Splunk / Seeking Alpha 
  2. Arm, NVIDIA / Reuters 
  3. Arm, NVIDIA / Bloomberg
  4. Arm, NVIDIA / Yahoo Finance-Benzinga 
  5. Arm, NVIDIA / Silicon Valley Business Journal 
  6. Arm, NVIDIA / SDX Central 
  7. Arm, NVIDIA / Fidelity-Reuters 
  8. Arm, NVIDIA / Verdict  
  9. Arm, NVIDIA / Nasdaq 
  10. Arm, NVIDIA / Tom's Hardware 
  11. Arm, NVIDIA / ZDNet  
  12. Arm, NVIDIA / Techfeeddata   
  13. Arm, NVIDIA / Barrons    
  14. Arm, NVIDIA / Newsupdate.UK  
  15. Arm, NVIDIA / Hardware Info 
  16. Arm, NVIDIA / CYes 
  17. Arm, NVIDIA / UDN 
  18. Arm, NVIDIA / cnBeta 
  19. Arm, NVIDIA / Business Next 
  20. Arm, NVIDIA / Investorplace
  21. Arm, NVIDIA / 3D News 
  22. Arm, NVIDIA / ZD Net France 
  23. Arm, NVIDIA Tom's Hardware Italy
  24. Arm, NVIDIA / Barron's 
  25. Arm, NVIDIA / CTimes 
  26. AWS Blog
  27. AWS / SiliconANGLE 
  28. AWS / Forbes 
  29. GlobalFoundries / Business Next
  30. Intel / LeMonde 
  31. Intel / Forbes 
  32. Intel / UDN 
  33. Intel / Yahoo Japan- Impress Watch 
  34. Intel / VNExplorer c_read_id=202825&years=2020&d=45072&grep_ie=1365  
  35. Intel / blockandfiles  
  36.  Intel / Seekingalpha  
  37. Intel / Hexus  
  38. Intel / Marketscreener  
  39. Intel / Hurriyet 
  40. Intel / PCWorld Poland,428816.html 
  41. Intel  / The Register  
  42.  Intel / Fierceelectronics  
  43.  Intel / Timesofindia  
  44.  Intel / Network World  
  45.  Intel / sdxcentral  
  46.  Intel / HPCWire  
  47.  Intel / InsideHPC  
  48. Intel / Enterprise A.I. 
  49. Intel / Computerworld Italy 
  50.  Intel / Floridanewstimes  
  51. Intel / Acrofan 
  52. Intel / JiJi 
  53. Intel / KO 
  54. Intel / Newsbreak  
  55. Intel / IT Wire 
  56. Intel / Nau 
  57. Intel / Next Platform 
  58.  Intel / blog 
  59. Intel / IR Calendar
  60. Global Foundries landing page
  61. Lattice Semiconductor / Business Wire 
  62. Lattice / Yahoo Finance
  63. Lattice / Morningstar  
  64. Lattice Semiconductor / Mobilevillage  
  65. Lattice Semiconductor / Bloomberg  
  66. Lattice Semiconductor / Marketwatch 
  67. Lattice / Barron's
  68. Marvell / Landing page
  69.  NVIDIA blog 

New Gear or Software We are Using and Testing that is Public Knowledge 

  • TCL 20 Pro 5G
  • Xilinx Kria KV260 Vision AI Kit

 Events MI&S Plans on Attending In-Person or Virtually (New) 

  • July 2021
    • Google Security Summit, July 14 (Matt Kimball)
  • August 2021
    • Hot Chips, Aug 22-24 (Steve McDowell)
    • Big 5G Event – August 31-September 3 (Will Townsend)
  • September 2021
    • Open RAN Forum – September 14 (Will Townsend)
    • Nutanix .NEXT, Sept 20-23 (Matt Kimball)
    • Storage Develop Conference, Sept 28-29 (Steve McDowell)
  • October 2021
    • VMWorld, October 5-7 (Matt Kimball, Steve McDowell, Patrick Moorhead, Will Townsend)
    • NAB 2021, October 10-13, Las Vegas, in person (Steve McDowell) 
    • Nutanix .NEXT,  October 12-14 (Matt Kimball, Steve McDowell)
    • Dell Tech Summit, October 12-14 (Patrick Moorhead)  
    • Google Cloud Next 21, October 12-14 (Matt Kimball, Will Townsend)
    • Brooklyn 5G Summit – October 18-19 (virtual) (Will Townsend)
    • IEEE Quantum Week Oct 18-22 (Paul Smith-Goodson)
    • NetApp Insight, October 20 (Steve McDowell)
    • Intel Analyst event, San Francisco, Oct 26-28 (Paul Smith-Goodson, Patrick Moorhead)
    • MWC Los Angeles – October 26-28 (Will Townsend)
  • November
    • MVNO World Berlin – November 2-3 (in person) (Will Townsend)
    • Nokia GAF – November 15-18 (in person)  (Will Townsend)
    • 5G Techritory Latvia – November 22-25 (in person)  (Will Townsend)
    • AWS ReInvent – November 29-December 5 (Will Townsend)


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The Team 

Analysts, Analysts In-Residence, Contributors

  1. Patrick Moorhead, Founder, President, Principal Analyst; Broad technology coverage plus deep insights into Cloud & SaaS, Personal Computing, Semiconductors, Automotive 
  2. Bill Curtis, Analyst In-Residence, IIoT, and Deep IoT Technology 
  3. Matt Kimball, Senior Analyst, Datacenter Servers, CI, and HCI 
  4. Melody Brue, Senior Analyst, Financial Tech
  5. Steve McDowell, Senior Analyst, Datacenter Storage, and Storage Technologies 
  6. Anshel Sag, Senior Analyst; V.R., P.C. Gaming, Mobile Platforms 
  7. Paul Smith-Goodson, Senior Analyst; Machine Learning, A.I. and Quantum Computing 
  8. Will Townsend, Senior Analyst; Security, Carrier Services, Networking 
  9. Chris Wilder, Contributor, Security 
  10. OPEN, Smart Home 


  1. Dan Pickens, Business Director 
  2. Paula Moorhead, Marketing Director, Website, and Social Media 
  3. Walker Pickens, Media Relations, and Writer 
  4. Zane Pickett, Office Manager, A.P., AR, travel, writer 
  5. Lee LeClercq Williams, Business Associate 
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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.