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Reports

Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI), Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR)
This 200+ page report was issued in September 2018.

The report highlights human-machine interface (HMI) technologies including touch displays, haptics, voice assistant technologies, motion tracking (including gesture recognition, head tracking, hand tracking, positional tracking, and vision processing), eye tracking, and biometric sensing. It also includes related security authentication technologies such as voice authentication, facial recognition, and iris scanning.

In addition, the report covers virtual reality and augmented reality, including hardware (AR/VR headsets and related technologies), software platforms, applications, and content. It also discusses holographic imaging.

The report contains summaries of recent M&A activity and brief profiles of more than 100 private HMI and AR/VR companies.

An Overview of High-Tech in Agriculture
This 120+ page report was issued in April 2018.

The report includes highlights of emerging agricultural technologies (AgTech) with a focus on high-tech solutions (software and hardware). It covers topics such as the general agricultural market, AgTech history, emerging agricultural technologies, recent investment activity, and M&A transactions.

It includes overviews of many segments of the AgTech industry such as imaging (from drones, satellites, planes), robotics and autonomous farm vehicles, analytics software, sensors, farm management software, online marketplaces, and indoor farming. In addition, it briefly covers biotechnology developments.

The report also contains summaries of recent M&A activity and brief profiles of more than 100 private AgTech companies.

An Overview of the Semiconductor Industry
This 200+ page report was issued in January 2018.

The report includes highlights of the semiconductor industry, including topics such as industry growth, the potential end of Moore’s law, recent public company M&A, and private company investments.

It includes overviews of many segments of the semiconductor industry such as microprocessors, memory, FPGAs, analog, MEMS, optoelectronics, wireless, and wireline communications.

The report also contains summaries of recent M&A activity and brief profiles of more than 100 private semiconductor companies.

The fourth chapter highlights more than 70 private AI companies across a variety of sectors.

Emerging Automotive Technologies (ADAS, Self-Driving Cars, V2X Communications, In-Vehicle Connectivity, Electric Vehicles, and More)
This 180+ page report was issued in July 2017.

The report provides an overview of emerging automotive technologies including autonomous vehicles, automotive sensors, V2V communications, in-vehicle sensors, electric vehicles and batteries, user interface technologies, automotive cyber security, and even flying cars.

It includes descriptions of more than 100 relevant acquisitions during the past few years, as well as summaries of more than 100 private technology companies addressing the auto tech market.

The report also discusses some of the major M&A highlights, trends, and technology themes across these companies.

The High-Profile Enterprise Software Acquirers (an Overview of M&A by Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce, SAP, Cisco, VMware, HP Enterprise, Adobe, and CA)
This 140+ page report was issued in April 2017.

The report covers M&A activity by the “high-profile” enterprise software acquirers.

It includes summaries of more than 260 acquisitions (since 2013) made by the major enterprise software companies, including Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce, SAP, Cisco, and others.

The report also discusses some of the major M&A highlights, trends, and technology themes across these companies.

The “High-Profile” Tech Acquirers (an Overview of M&A by Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Intel, Samsung, and Amazon)
This 120+ page report was issued in January 2017.

The report covers M&A activity by the “high-profile” technology acquirers.

It includes summaries of more than 325 acquisitions (since 2013) made by Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Intel, Samsung, and Amazon.

The report discusses some of the M&A highlights and technologies themes across these companies.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
This 130+ page report was issued in November 2016.

The first chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning landscape, including some basic terminology, a history of AI, AI applications, recent trends, strategic and VC investments, concerns, and other related topics.

The second chapter contains a detailed primer on AI and machine learning technologies.

The third chapter provides summaries of more than 70 AI-related M&A transactions.

The fourth chapter highlights more than 70 private AI companies across a variety of sectors.


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