2019 Wearable Technologies Conference Recap: Manufacturers See Bright Future for Wearable Augmented Reality Products

Avatar Chelsea Mercer, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Insight Articles, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

This year, Greenlight Insights attended the 34th Wearable Technologies Conference held on July 9-10 in San Francisco, CA. Many leaders in the wearable technologies industry gathered to demonstrate breakthrough innovations for the wearables ecosystem, as well as research and thought-leadership for the audience of electronics manufacturers, application developers, and healthcare professionals.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ is Next Shot Fired in SoC Arms Race

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Insight Articles, Semiconductors

In a relatively rare development, silicon giant Qualcomm announced on July 15th that it will be releasing a mid-year update to its current flagship chip, the Snapdragon 855. Called simply the Snapdragon 855+, the new SoC delivers a moderate clock speed boost and improved graphics processing performance. Other similarities include the presence of dual cellular modems, as Qualcomm continues to … Read More

Apple’s Augmented Reality Roadmap: Is an HMD Still On The Way?

J.C. Kuang, Analyst J.C. Kuang, Analyst Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Head-Mounted Displays, Head-Up Displays, Insight Articles

Following a widely circulated report from online IT supply chain blog DigiTimes, major news outlets are reporting the alleged suspension of the hotly-anticipated discrete Apple Augmented Reality (AR) hardware. The speculation serves as an opportunity to examine how recent internal and external shakeups may have affected the company’s AR strategy. The likelihood that Apple would cease development on such a … Read More

2019 Midyear Funding Update: Will Early Stage VR/AR Investments Rebound?

Clifton Dawson, CEO Clifton Dawson, CEO Augmented Reality, Augmented Reality Intelligence Service, Devices & Technology, Insight Articles, Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality Intelligence Service

In 2018, a record high of $2.8 billion was invested in virtual reality and augmented reality (xR) technology-related startups globally. Although several promising new companies like Spatial, Wikitude, and Vantage Point raised their substantial early rounds during 2018, the $2.8B tally, the $2.8 billion tally was driven primary by large, late-stage venture capital rounds, such as those raised by Magic … Read More

2019 VR/AR Mid-Year Funding Review

30+ page market update report with analysis on venture funding deals, investors and M&A activity from Greenlight Insights’ VR/AR Funding Database.