Peter Cooney

Peter Cooney is the founder of SAR Insight & Consulting. Peter has been tracking, analyzing and commenting on technology markets for almost 20 years. In that time he has headed practices at a number of leading analyst firms, managing teams of analysts across the world.

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SmartThings Partners with Eve Systems to Revolutionize Home Energy Management

There are several interesting threads to this story (pun intended), for example: Samsung has partnered with a 3rd party to help roll out smart plugs, rather than developing these devices in house. It further signals Samsung’s commitment to driving adoption of Matter as the all-encompassing smart home connectivity technology. At a higher level this is a […]

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HARMAN Acquires Roon

November 27, 2023, Harman announced the acquisition of Roon, a music software company most well-known for its Roon app. Roon Labs was founded in 2015, but its journey in music technology began much earlier, in 2004. The founders were involved in developing music software for companies like Sooloos, Meridian Audio, and HP before establishing Roon […]

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PS5 is fully stocked for first time and on track for record sales this year

Sony is confident that the supply chain issues it has had with the PS5 are now solved and it expects to sell 25 million units in 2023, driven by strong sales in the holiday period. This is excellent news for the gaming industry, however, the current malaise in consumer spending and coming into a holiday […]

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Aspinity Raises $5 Million Series B Funding

Aspinity, the “analog machine learning chip” vendor, announced series B funding of $5 million, with a new strategic partner Korean automotive distributor – Unitrontech. Aspinity’s  RAMP™ (Reconfigurable Analog Module Processor) technology is a unique solution that enables ultra low power always on sensing and can be used in a wide range of applications. Aspinity highlights use cases such as […]

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Exotic New Silicon-Based Speakers Are Coming to Next-Generation Earbuds

MEMS speakers design wins are starting to accelerate, and the technology is being recognised by more media outlets. Recently I was invited to help WSJ journalist Christopher Mims with an article discussing the market, highlighting two vendors xMEMS and uSound. Here are some of the quotes from me, for more details please view the full article […]

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