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The Tech Analysts Podcast
34 minutes | Sep 18, 2018
Ep 33 - 9/18/18 - Apple Event and NVIDIA AGX
This week we talk through the announcements from Apple’s event including the new iPhones, new Watch, and of course the new A12 Bionic silicon. NVIDIA announced from GTC Japan its plans for a new AGX line of automated robotics processing units including the Jetson AGX Xavier and Clara AGX. Qualcomm announces Snapdragon Wear 3100 and gets into with Broadcom over 802.11ax.
38 minutes | Sep 6, 2018
Ep 32 - 9/6/18 - Kirin Mess and 7nm Shifts
Patrick and Ryan dive into the mess created by the reveal of benchmark cheating from Huawei in regards to its Kirin products and what that means for the latest launch from the company. Lenovo releases the first Snapdragon 850 powered Always Connected PC and Intel updates its 8th Generation Core processor family with Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake. GlobalFoundries surprised many by announcing a withdrawal from the development of 7nm process technology. Finally, we end with thoughts from Pat on the Note9 and Dell's updated PC-as-a-service initiatives.
46 minutes | Aug 27, 2018
Ep 31 - 8/27/18 - NV RTX, Threadripper 2, Arm after Intel
Patrick and Ryan return to put some thought into recent hardware releases in the market. This includes the new NVIDIA Turing-based Quadro and GeForce products and the AMD 2nd generation Threadripper processors. They discuss the move from Arm to tackle Intel in the mobile/notebook space with higher performance processing cores, what Intel showed analysts at its data-centric technology summit, and thoughts on if and how Tesla should consider building its own chips for autonomous vehicles.
20 minutes | Aug 21, 2018
Ep 30 - 8/21/18 - NVIDIA RTX with Tom Petersen
NVIDIA announced a new GeForce RTX family of graphics cards this week at the Gamescom show in Cologne, Germany. I was on hand to demo the new products and got to sit down with NVIDIA's Tom Petersen to talk about the implications of the new technology, what it means for a gaming card to get AI and ray tracing capability, and what the future might look like for games.
26 minutes | Aug 1, 2018
Ep 29 - 8/1/18 - Qualcomm cuts NXP
This week Patrick and Ryan sit down to talk about a lot of interesting technology news starting with the killing off of the Qualcomm acquisition of NXP, a deal that was worth more than $40B. Qualcomm was also in the news for being replaced as the modem choice for the next-generation iPhone, while simultaneously releasing information that paints an incredible picture of its wireless performance metrics compared to Intel modem technology. Google updates a lot of its cloud services including integrating NVIDIA Tesla P4 GPUs for inference at Google Clould Next, and both AMD and Intel have impressive earnings results for the quarter.
46 minutes | Jul 19, 2018
Ep 28 - 7/19/18 - Google Fined and Driver Stability
This week in The Tech Analysts Podcast, Patrick and Ryan discuss the impact of the $5B fine on Google and how it could change the landscape of mobile competition for search and browsing. They also discuss the new VR connection standard VirtualLink, AMD's claims of driver stability advantages with its GPUs over NVIDIA, Samsung hitting 3+ GHz with the upcoming Arm A76 core at 7nm, Sonos Beam first impressions, the impact of Microsoft Teams going with a free tier, as well as the future of Qualcomm's server division courtesy of President Cristiano Amon.
43 minutes | Jul 13, 2018
Ep 27 - 7/13/18 - Surface Go, NVIDIA and Daimler, Magic Leap
In this episode of The Tech Analysts Podcast, Ryan and Patrick talk through the new Microsoft Surface Go announcement, how Magic Leap might actually release a product this summer, NVIDIA's partnership with Daimler and Bosch to bring Level 4/5 driving in the next few years, the saga around Intel 5G development and its impact from the ongoing Qualcomm/Apple lawsuits, Micron's financial outlook, Intel purchasing eASIC for structured ASIC design, Broadcom buying CA (what?), and even Pat's thoughts on the Lenovo Miix 360 Qualcomm-powered ACPC!
41 minutes | Jun 29, 2018
Ep 26 - 6/29/18 - Intel CEO Exits
It's been two weeks since our last episode, so there is plenty on the discussion block today. We start with a dive into the how, why, and "what now" for Intel after its CEO Brian Krzanich departs. We look at recent Slack outages affect on its prognosis long term, AMD's 1 year anniversary of the EPYC processor, Lenovo reaching #1 in TOP500 systems, Disney's potential in AR and VR, and rumors about Qualcomm's Snapdragon 1000.
37 minutes | Jun 14, 2018
Ep 25 - 6/14/18 - Intel GPUs, Qualcomm server chips, EPYC market share
There is a lot of the table for discussion today as Patrick and Ryan dive into Intel's Core i7-8086K reactions, news that Qualcomm is, in fact, staying in the data center market, confirmation that Intel will have discrete GPU solutions available in 2020, indications that Intel could be worried about more market share loss to AMD's EPYC processors than originally expected, the new Oak Ridge supercomputer powered by IBM and NVIDIA, experiences with the ASUS NovaGo Always On, Always Connected PC, and notes from E3!
44 minutes | Jun 7, 2018
Ep 24 - 6/7/18 - Intel vs AMD, NVIDIA Jetson, Qualcomm 850, WWDC
Patrick and Ryan discuss the abundance of news from Computex. Intel shows a 28-core consumer CPU demo running at 5 GHz, but with caveats on cooling. The Core i7-8086K is a nod to the 40th anniversary of the original Intel 8086 CPU. AMD also demoed Threadripper 2nd gen with 32-cores and talked about momentum for EPYC server designs. NVIDIA released info on Jetson Xavier and the Isaac robotics platform that utilizes it. Qualcomm used Computex as the backdrop to talk about the Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform as an upgrade for future Always Connected PCs. And not to be left out, Apple hosted WWDC with details on the new iOS 12.
33 minutes | May 31, 2018
Ep 23 - 5/31/18 - The Future of Arm with Nandan Nayampally
In this episode Ryan and Patrick sit down with Arm VP and GM of Client Business Nandan Nayampally to talk through the announcements of new high-performance cores and IP for mobile device markets. We touch on the design decisions that went into the new offerings and how this shift will help Arm move into areas like Windows more aggressively.
20 minutes | May 14, 2018
Ep 22 - 5/14/18 - AMD's Kevin Lensing Talks Ryzen Pro
Ryan sits down with AMD CVP Kevin Lensing to talk about Ryzen Pro and how AMD views the opportunity in the commercial space. Launching today is the second-generation Ryzen Pro desktop and Ryzen Mobile Pro notebook APU, hoping to address a big portion of the multi-billion dollar commercial TAM.
38 minutes | May 11, 2018
Ep 21 - 5/11/18 - NVIDIA Earnings, I/O, Build, New VR Headsets
Patrick and Ryan run through NVIDIA's earnings for the quarter, and also discuss the interesting news from Google I/O and Microsoft Build. Intel is attempting to show it can run with NVIDIA in the AI space, but can it hope to make inroads quickly? We also talk through early impressions of the new Oculus Go and Lenovo Mirage Solo untethered VR headsets.
25 minutes | May 5, 2018
Ep 20 - 5/5/18 - Dell Tech World, Apple Earnings, NVIDIA GPP, Windows April Update
Patrick and Ryan talk through news of the week, including information from Dell Technologies World, how Apple proved people wrong with its earnings, NVIDIA killing the GeForce Partner Program, and thoughts on the Windows 10 April update.
36 minutes | Apr 28, 2018
Ep 19 - 4/28/18 - Earnings Analysis for Intel, AMD, Qualcomm
Patrick Moorhead and Ryan Shrout talk through the earnings results of Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm, and what impact the associated announcements could have on the future for each. We also discuss the leaked info about Apple building a VR/AR headset for 2020, and updates from Cisco.
40 minutes | Apr 20, 2018
Ep 18 - 4/20/18 - New AMD Ryzen, RSA News, HP strategy
Patrick Moorhead and Ryan Shrout walk through the latest AMD processor release and what it indicates about the company's execution, how Huawei is changing things up between the US and China in tech, Intel's FPGA integration with Dell EMC and Fujitsu, news out of RSA from Microsoft (including a Linux device!) and Intel (GPU-based security scanning), and finally touch on how HP has and continues to grow in the PC space, led by gaming brand OMEN.
37 minutes | Apr 6, 2018
Ep 17 - 4/6/18 - iPads for Schools, Apple CPUs for PCs, AMD momentum
Patrick Moorhead and Ryan Shrout talk this week about the new iPad announcement and its impact on the education market, how Apple's rumored plan to replace Intel processors in its notebooks might change the industry, the Microsoft reorganization plan, more AMD momentum in various markets, and the latest updates from Intel on Spectre and Meltdown.
33 minutes | Mar 28, 2018
Ep 16 - 3/27/18 - NVIDIA GTC 2018
Patrick Moorhead and Ryan Shrout are live at NVIDIA GTC 2018 and talk through the numerous announcements made. This includes the Quadro GV100 and the $399,000 system based on 16 of them called DGX-2. NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang also talked through improvements in training for robotics and self-driving cars with DRIVE Constellation, deep learning and AI performance increases, but nothing in the cards for gamers quite yet.
36 minutes | Mar 27, 2018
Ep 15 - 3/26/18 - AMD security, Google with POWER9, Intel on healthcare
Patrick Moorhead and Ryan Shrout dive into the situation surrounding the AMD security vulnerabilities, how Google is using IBM POWER9 in deployments, Microsoft Teams and its surprising leadership, Intel going into healthcare with AI, Xilinx, and Facebook.
38 minutes | Mar 12, 2018
Ep 14 - 3/12/18 - Is Intel eyeing Broadcom?
Patrick Moorhead and Ryan Shrout entertain the idea of Intel buying Broadcom, the CFIUS input on the Broadcom/Qualcomm acquisition, HP's DaaS changes, 5G modules, Windows ML API for machine learning, AMD GPU market share uplift last quarter, and early input on the Surface Pro with LTE.
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