TIRIAS Research is a high-tech research and advisory firm, an independent third-party resource to high-tech companies. We provide custom research and advisory services on technologies, markets and ecosystems to a select group of technology industry leaders. Our Principal Analysts have decades of in-depth expertise in silicon, software, and systems specification, design and deployment. They are also highly recognized as industry experts and are quoted more than twice daily in global business and technical publications.
TIRIAS Research staff are located in three major high-tech centers – Austin, Phoenix, and San Jose.
The TIRIAS Research philosophy is to provide highly detailed research with a holistic viewpoint. As a result, we look at the critical market enablers and disrupters in the market, including new technologies, usage models, and business models, and translate the impact on the greater ecosystem, including:
TIRIAS also examines the effect of and on external industry forces, such as:
- Entertainment content
- Government regulations
- Regional and global economics
- Social trends
We believe that numbers are only a piece of the puzzle in understanding the dynamics of the market, and that a more complete comprehension is required to develop and execute successful strategies, a key focus of our advisory services.
TIRIAS Research utilizes all available resources available to provide the most in-depth analysis. These resources may include and are not limited to the following:
- Financial reports
- Intellectual property filings
- Information from company resources
- Information from third-party industry resources
- Personal industry contacts
- Industry, market, and consumer surveys
Jim McGregor – Principal Analyst
Jim is the founder of TIRIAS Research and a respected technology industry strategist and marketer. Jim’s expertise lies in the ability to effectively develop successful product and corporate strategies that are aligned with his clients’ goals and resources. He achieves this through in-depth analysis of industry forces (technical trends and innovations, changes in usage patterns, new business models, competitive forces, etc.) and environmental factors (economic conditions, government regulations, spectrum limitations, etc.).
Jim has over 25 years in the high-tech industry in just about every function impacting product development and corporate strategies, such as semiconductor manufacturing, systems engineering, product marketing, marketing communications, brand management, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and sales. In addition, Jim has worked for some of the industry’s leading semiconductor and embedded systems companies, including Intel, Motorola, ON Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics, and General Dynamics Space Systems.
Since becoming an industry analyst and In-Stat’s Chief Technology Strategist, Jim has advised companies and government bodies throughout the technology value chain on the direction of the market, the industry players, and strategies to succeed. Jim is also a highly visible analyst that speaks at industry events, contributes regular articles to EE Times, and has been sourced and quoted in over 125 business and industry media and publications around the world.
Kevin Krewell – Principal Analyst
Most recently Kevin Krewell was a senior analyst at The Linley Group and a senior editor of Microprocessor Report. He has spent nine years at MPR in a variety of roles, contributing numerous articles on Mobile SoCs, PC processors, graphics processors, server processors, CPU IP cores, and related technology. For The Linley Group he co-authored reports that analyzed market positioning and technical features of the various vendor products.
Kevin has more than 25 years of industry experience in both engineering and marketing positions. Before joining The Linley Group, he was Director of Strategic Marketing at Nvidia, a leader in PC graphics processors, and also Director of Technical Marketing at Raza Microelectronics (now part of Broadcom), a vendor of embedded multicore processors.
Kevin spent more than a decade at AMD in roles including technical marketing manager and field application engineer. He also understands the needs of engineers, having spent 10 years in product design at several smaller companies. By the end of this period, he achieved the level of Manager of Hardware Engineering at Esprit Systems.
Kevin earned a bachelor’s of science degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College. He also holds masters of business administration from Adelphi University. He is a member of the IEEE as well as a member of the Microprocessor Oral History SIG for the Computer History Museum.
Paul Teich – Principal Analyst
Paul Teich is a Principal Analyst with a technical background and over 30 years of industry experience in computing, storage, and networking. Paul’s strength is in assessing the technical feasibility and market opportunity for new technologies and developing profitable strategies to commercialize those technologies.
Most recently, Paul served as CTO and Senior Analyst for Moor Insights & Strategy. Paul’s prior experience includes being a key member of AMD’s Opteron server processor team in the early 2000s, which redefine 64-bit computing; product manager of a web service at the height of the first Internet bubble; designer of low-cost consumer PCs before multi-PC households were common; and product manager of RISC processors used as graphics accelerators in the early 1990s, which is now back in vogue on a larger scale with deep learning.
Over the past few years Paul has spoken and moderated panels at many industry events, including: IoT Dev-Con, Open Server Summit, Dell World, TiEcon Silicon Valley, NIWeek, ARM TechCon and SXSW Interactive. Paul is quoted by an equally diverse set of industry press, including: IDG, SiliconANGLE, ComputerWorld, InfoWorld, eWeek, and Processor.com.
Paul also serves as an adviser to the EEMBC Cloud and Big Data Server Benchmarking working group (“ScaleMark”) and has been a co-organizer of the Open Server Summit’s scale-out server track. In addition, he has recently been an expert consultant in an intellectual property court case and has supported a client in front of a US government committee.
Paul holds a BS in Computer Science from Texas A&M and an MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas’ McCombs School of Business. His technical accomplishments include 12 US patents and senior membership in both the ACM and the IEEE.
Will Strauss – Senior Advisor
Will is an internationally recognized electronics market research analyst and is well-known for his studies of wireless chip markets and is considered the leading authority on digital signal processing (DSP) market trends.
As the Founder and Principal Analyst of Forward Concepts, Will has authored of over 100 client-specific market studies and dozens of multiclient market studies in semiconductors and system electronics. Will has performed many due diligence studies for venture capitalist and other investors in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He has also authored articles for a number of publications, including recent articles in Electronic Engineering Times.
Will has degrees in Electrical Engineering (Georgia Tech) and Business (Southern Methodist University) and has worked in electronic design, marketing, sales and market research positions. He was formerly Executive Vice President of In-Stat, Inc. and earlier Vice President of Market Research for Integrated Circuit Engineering (ICE) Corp. Mr. Strauss held earlier positions with General Instrument Microelectronics, Digital Equipment Corporation and Collins Radio Company.
Paul Struhsaker – Contributing Analyst
Paul Struhsaker is a highly experienced innovation and engineering executive across multiple industries including wireless networking, consumer electronics, silicon platforms, and large scale cloud client computing.
Paul is currently CTO of Carnegie Labs, a venture-capital-backed communications
company with industry experience and engineering teams on four continents. He was previously CTO of Dell’s Client Solutions Group, SVP Software Engineering at Comcast NBC Universal, VP of Engineering at Cable Vision Systems, VP Silicon Platform at Motorola PCS, and CTO Broadband at Texas Instruments. He was a founder and CTO of two successful startups: Wi-Fi innovation leader Aironet Wireless (acquired by Cisco) and 4G wireless innovator Raze Technologies. Paul is also a former US Navy Nuclear Submarine officer.
Paul holds over 50 patents and patents pending in Wi-Fi, 3GPP LTE, networking systems, and cloud client software. He is an industry expert and has served as Chairman of IEEE 802.11 WiFi, Vice Chairman of IEEE 802.16 WiMax, and a leader in CableLab’s RI software platform standards.
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