Wayne Lam

Wayne Lam

Wayne Lam is principal analyst within the wireless communications team and is responsible for research related to the market tracking, forecast and supply chain analysis of mobilized devices.

Prior to joining the wireless group, Wayne served as a hardware analyst within the renowned IHS Teardown Services team, focusing on mobile handset designs. Wayne began his career as a process engineer at Intel Corp., starting with the 0.25um process technology through to the 300mm wafer manufacturing transition. He later took on the role of technical consultant at Symbian Inc., pioneering there in the smartphone operating systems space with leading handset OEMs.

More recently, Wayne has worked with firms like Qualcomm and Aerovironment in developing new business models and opportunities after graduating from business school. His research has been featured in various articles in major newspapers and magazines, such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg/BusinessWeek, and The Economist.

Wayne graduated with an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California (USC). He also earned two engineering degrees from Cornell University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


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Samsung ushers in new foldable form factor as current all-display designs hit physical limits

Every decade or so, a new technology or device format is unveiled that immediately disrupts the market. Apple was the instigator in 2007, and the iPhone upended the mobile phone industry. More than a decade later, the smartphone market is now showing signs of stagnation. The latest designs from various companies are starting to look more alike, which is making brand differentiation difficult.

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The significance of the iPhone Xr in a maturing smartphone market
The significance of the iPhone Xr in a maturing smartphone market

What Apple has done with the iPhone Xr design is to implicitly acknowledge that after a decade of launching new iPhone designs, their high-end smartphone models have reached a point where their performance and feature sets have exceeded the market demand for them. The goal of the iPhone Xr is to hit all the right design notes that appeal to the mainstream consumer, such as large displays, fast processors, long battery life and – most importantly – relative affordability.

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Google refines Pixel smartphone

At its “Made by Google” event, Google announced its latest Pixel smartphones. Just like in previous years, there are two models. As with other devices in the Pixel line of devices, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are premium devices with corresponding price points. However, for the first time, Google is the manufacturer on record (according to FCC filings) as opposed to their historical use of HTC and LG as ODMs.

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