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Author: Olivier Blanchard

In this white paper, Operationalizing the Circular Economy: How HP is Reinventing Sustainability for the Tech Sector, you will learn the five fundamental challenges standing in the way of this transition, and how to address them.
Dell Q4 and FY 2024 Earnings Reflect the Proverbial Calm Before the Impending AI Storm
Olivier Blanchard, Research Director at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on Dell’s Q4 and FY 2024 earnings, which point to a rebound for PCs in H2 2024 with the arrival of AI PCs and to gathering strength in AI-optimized servers and services.
HP Q1 2024 Earnings Could Be Hiding a Demand Easter Egg Ahead of the Impending AI-Driven PC Refresh Cycle Reset
Olivier Blanchard, Research Director at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on HP Q1 2024 earnings, which send mixed messages about PC demand ahead of the impending PC segment’s refresh cycle reset, driven by the new AI PCs.
Qualcomm’s New AI-Optimized Connectivity System Rings in the Era of On-Device AI, Multi-Device Connectivity, and Wi-Fi 7
The Futurum Group’s Olivier Blanchard highlights features, benefits, and industry firsts packed into Qualcomm’s new FastConnect 7900 and discusses how Wi-Fi 7 joins on-device AI to reset refresh cycles for the mobile handset space.
Qualcomm’s Newest Tensor-Accelerated Modem-RF Solution, the Snapdragon X80, Is a 5G Advanced and NTN-Ready Powerhouse
Olivier Blanchard, Research Director at The Futurum Group, highlights features, benefits, and industry firsts packed into Qualcomm’s newest modem-RF solution, the AI-accelerated Snapdragon X80.
A Comprehensive List of Qualcomm’s Most Relevant Generative AI Announcements at Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2024
Olivier Blanchard, Research Director at The Futurum Group, discusses Qualcomm’s latest on-device generative AI announcements at MWC 2024, hinting at the massive market opportunity for OEMs and ISPs.
Qualcomm’s New AI Hub Solves Two Key Challenges for On-Device AI’s Market Opportunity: Velocity and Scale
Olivier Blanchard, Research Director at The Futurum Group, discusses why the Qualcomm AI Hub is exactly what the company and its OEM partners needed to accelerate the on-device AI app ecosystem to boost market adoption of AI-capable devices.
Intel’s Core Ultra Chipset Helps Shape PC Recovery with New On-Device AI Features and Gives Intel and OEM Partners an Early Market Advantage
Olivier Blanchard, Research Director at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on the importance of Intel and Samsung’s AI PC partnership in the PC market in the age of ubiquitous AI, seamless interoperability, and UX.
Qualcomm’s New Automotive-Grade QCA6797AQ Wi-Fi 7 Solution Finally Enables Automakers to Take Full Advantage of Vehicle Connectivity
Olivier Blanchard, Research Director at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on the importance to Qualcomm’s growing automotive technology stack, automakers, and consumers of Qualcomm’s new automotive-grade Wi-Fi 7 solution.
Earnings Highlight a Strong Growth Path for the PC Giant and Point to Accelerating Recovery for the Tech Sector
Olivier Blanchard, Research Director at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on Lenovo Q3 FY 23/24 earnings, which confirm the accelerating sector-wide AI-driven recovery and make a strong case for the company’s growth opportunities.
Olivier Blanchard, Research Director at The Futurum Group, shares his insights into Ford Pro’s impressive 2023 numbers and breaks down the market opportunity Ford.
Plus’ New Open Platform for Autonomy Leverages Modular Design to Help the Automotive Industry Accelerate ADAS Design and Integration
Olivier Blanchard, Research Director at The Futurum Group, shares his insights on the value to the automotive market of the new ADAS-focused Open Platform for Autonomy (OPA) from Plus.