Podcast: Artificial Intelligence – Winter is Coming!

Over the last few years, there has been a good amount of hype around Artificial Intelligence (AI), where companies have been using it to drive up their valuations. But AI is a broad definition that includes everything from statistical analysis to software to deep learning. What are the different categories of AI, and what are the challenges and limitations faced by the companies? We answer these…

Artificial Intelligence in China: Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Overview for Part 1: Computer Vision: Computer vision is the largest component of the Chinese AI market, with key sectors like security, finance, internet, logistics, new retail, healthcare and manufacturing all applying CV algorithms to various parts of their business.  In this report we cover the major computer vision applications driving the market including facial recognition, image and…

AI – Chip Vendors Betting on Artificial Intelligence

Overview: GPUs and AI-specific processors have the potential to displace the traditional CPU in the next few years with profound implications for the technology sector. This report compares and contrasts the various alternative processor architectures for both the server market and client-side devices, and includes short profiles of leading processor vendors and their technologies. Table of…

IBM Watson: a milestone in artificial intelligence

On 2nd December 2015 IBM announced that it is going to deploy its cognitive computing technology platform “Watson” in India to support medical staff treating cancer. Watson is an example of a cognitive intelligence system, which, in turn, is also part of the wider development of artificial intelligence. Cognitive Computing consists of computing systems with some level of self-learning ability…

Podcast: How a Low-Power Edge AI Chip Company is Driving Intelligence in Consumer Devices

As home security solutions such as security cameras are now used in several households, there is an increasing need for AI (Artificial Intelligence) inferencing at the edge. Typically, the security solution relies on machine learning models to identify objects or faces in the CCTV footage – for example differentiating between a cat and a human. The data is then sent to the cloud for analysis and…

Global POS Shipments to Reach 270 Million by 2025 at 19% CAGR

Pax, New POS and Ingenico led the global POS market in 2020. China is the leading global POS market capturing half of it, followed by Latin America and Europe. Retail, hospitality and healthcare industries are the top applications for the POS market. San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul – October 20, 2021 Global point-of-sale device (POS) shipments are…

Tesla AI Day: From Cars and Chips to Robots

Tesla is no longer a car company but a technology company. It is looking to build highly disruptive, efficient and intelligent products leveraging the whole gamut of horizontal technologies, from alternative energy to artificial intelligence. The focus is on having scalable solutions with great user experience by effecting a full vertical as well as horizontal integration of technologies and…

Google’s Path to Vertical Integration with Tensor SoC – Become Apple or Stay Google?

Google finally launched its long-rumored  code-named "Whitechapel" in-house smartphone System-on-Chip (SoC) yesterday. Google is calling it "Tensor" SoC adding to its portfolio of Cloud & Edge TPUs to showcase its Artificial Intelligence (AI)/ Machine Learning (ML) prowess. This first custom-built SoC is designed for the upcoming Pixel portfolio in the Fall'2021 - Pixel 6 / 6 Pro.…

Glance’s Active User Base in India Reaches 140 Million in Q1 2021

70% of newly-launched smartphones in the sub-$250 segment now come pre-installed with the Glance lockscreen platform London, San Diego, Buenos Aires, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul – July 13, 2021 Leading lockscreen platform Glance had 140 million active users in India in Q1 2021, according to Counterpoint Research Quarterly Mobile Application Tracker. Customers of big smartphone brands…

5G India Congress 2021

Our Research Vice President Neil Shah will be moderating the 5G India Congress, 2021 on 15th July 2021. Timing: Start: Thursday 15th July 2021 11:00 IST End: Thursday 15th July 2021 15:00 IST Venue: Virtual Meeting About The Event It gives us great pleasure to share that 5G India Congress is most renowned & successful platform for 5G leaders to come together and share updates,…

Foundry Capacity Shortage to Last Longer Than 1 Year Along With Increasing Foundry Costs

The semiconductor supply chain has been suffering capacity constraints since H2 2020, with both TSMC and Intel guiding more than 18 months of supply tightness ahead. We believe the shortage will be prominent at relatively mature nodes across 200mm and 300mm foundries due to strong demand from multiple sectors. Further, we expect the lingering demand-supply imbalance to continue, with prices…

China’s ‘Two Sessions’ See a Great Wall of Supply Chain Resilience, Next-Gen Technologies

The March 5-11 plenary sessions of the two organizations that make China’s national-level political decisions introduced a range of important policies which will have a significant impact on the domestic economy and society, including national and local budgets, the ambitious 14th ‘Five-Year Plan’, and initiatives in areas such as financial regulation, job creation, manufacturing, poverty…

Virtual Summit: ET Telecom: The 5G Congress 2021

Our Research Vice President Neil Shah and Associate Research Director Gareth Owen will be attending the “5G Congress 2021” by ET Telecom on 25th and 26th February 2021. Overview of the event: The fifth-generation (5G) technology is set to bring the next wave of disruption in the telecom sector, with an array of cross-industry applications that are poised to further boost telecom carriers'…

Will Foxconn Shake EV Industry?

Apple supplier Foxconn, with an aim to diversify its business and reduce overdependency on Apple for revenue generation, is betting big on electric vehicles (EVs). During the Hon Hai Tech Day 2020 (HHTD 20) event on October 16 last year, the company launched MIH, an “EV software and hardware open platform”, with an aim to position it as the “Android system of the EV industry”. Foxconn is not…

Top 10 Automotive Announcements in CES 2021

Like the past few years, automotive players used the 2021 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), organized from January 11 to 14, to showcase new technologies, launch products and announce partnerships. This year’s CES, which went all-digital due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was majorly focussed on electric vehicles (EVs), 5G connectivity, digital cockpit, artificial intelligence (AI) and…

6G Will Kickstart a TeraEconomy

The 2020s started with 5G rollouts and will end with the beginning of 6G rollouts. While the implementation of 6G will pose its own set of challenges and complexities, it will also come with exciting possibilities, from HoloPortation to remote collaborative surgeries, and kickstart an economy of its own. The 5G era will see gigabit throughputs, lower latencies, and massive improvements in…