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  • Bing Zhang, Hisakazu Torii | October 24, 2016
    during the recent golden week holiday period in China, TV sales were down on a unit and revenue basis, impacted by the growing importance of Chinese "brand holiday" promotional events that are changing the promotional calendar and changing traditional seasonality. New Chinese streaming TV brands continue to expand product offerings and promote new business strategies (content + hardware bundles) that are worth paying attention to for their disruptive influence. This analysis highlights the product strategy for these brands, and the recent holiday results.
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  • Paul Erickson | October 04, 2016
    Today, Google announced the $129 Google Home connected speaker, a competitor to Amazon’s $149 Echo speaker and Alexa virtual assistant. It combines Google Cast audio compatibility with far-field voice recognition and always-on access to Google Assistant, the company’s successor to Google Now. As a Wi-Fi connected speaker, Google Home can receive audio via Google Cast, features full-range drivers with dual passive radiators, has a capacitive control surface on top, and has six different options for its interchangeable bases. A multiple microphone array and far-field voice recognition allows users to initiate Google Assistant from across a room, via the familiar “Ok Google” phrase.
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  • Paul Erickson | October 04, 2016
    Google announced the new, $69 Chromecast Ultra, the 4K Ultra HD-capable successor to the company’s original hit $35 Chromecast HDMI dongle. Like its predecessor, the Chromecast Ultra supports the Google Cast standard, and requires a separate device such as a tablet or smartphone to initiate and control media playback. The Ultra features faster performance (1.8x faster content loading than Chromecast), improved Wi-Fi throughput to handle 4K content, HDR10 and Dolby Vision support, and Ethernet connection capability. Chromecast Ultra will be available at retail in November 2016, with Google Play Movies expected to release 4K content at the same time.
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Global, in-depth coverage of the fixed-line broadband access infrastructure market, including products, operators, and vendors.
This Service (formerly called "Broadband Technology Intelligence Service") provides comprehensive time-critical information about the technical aspects of the connected home ranging from broadband access, to online video distribution and domestic hardware.
Market forecasts on wireless technology adoption, highlighting key shifts that will occur in the high-speed wireless landscape, focused on Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Classic and Smart Ready Bluetooth®.
Enables better understanding of the overall dynamics of the total consumer electronics market by providing the data and analysis required for business planning and making informed decisions.
The most comprehensive global view, with business intelligence data and market insights, on home appliances industry and its associated electronics content and semiconductor market
Home Networks Intelligence focuses on the ecosystem of IP devices in the home, connectivity within the home and devices on the network including smart home automation devices, smart home appliances and consumer electronics.
A trusted source of global market data & analysis for the television technology ecosystem.
IHS Tablet and Notebook PC Intelligence Service offers reporting on data and extensive analysis of the trends driving today’s Tablet and Notebook PC device market. Maintained by an experienced team of regional industry experts, the service helps you gain a better understanding of the dynamics in today’s mobile PC market at a global, regional, and country level.
The IHS TV Sets Intelligence Service offers extensive analysis of the trends driving today's TV set market. Maintained by an experienced team of regional industry experts, the service helps you gain a better understanding of the dynamics in today's global TV market.
IHS TV Sets Intelligence Service - Premium offers extensive analysis of the trends driving today's TV set market. Maintained by an experienced team of regional industry experts, the service helps you gain a better understanding of the dynamics in today's global TV market.


Reports View All (119)

  • From Music to the Smart Home
    Paul Erickson | October 24, 2016
    The standalone powered speaker has gone through several evolutions, and up until recently, Wi-Fi multi-room speakers were the most advanced example of the product category for consumers. As the smart home market continues to evolve and coalesce around standards and ecosystems, and as ecosystem owners compete for a foothold in the connected home, the Smart Speaker was born.
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  • Christian Kim | October 13, 2016
    The IHS Connectivity Group has been tracking the Wireless LAN (WLAN) market since its inception, offering a range of products including reports, market trackers and customized consulting projects.
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  • Hidetoshi Himuro | October 25, 2016
    The Desktop Monitor Market Tracker is a single, comprehensive resource that provides indispensable coverage of CRT, LCD, All-in-One and AMOLED desktop monitor markets and supply chain. Backed by a global team of analysts it offers the most detailed, reliable coverage in the industry.
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  • October 25, 2016
    The “TV Sets Domestic Consumption by Feature – Country Level” database provides by country level installed base, shipments, domestic consumption, revenues and TV households for 86 countries across 8 regions including Asia Pacific, China, Eastern Europe, Japan, Latin America, Middle East and Africa, North America and Western Europe. It also provides further detail by display technology, resolution format, smart TV, 3D-capability, backlight and frame rate.
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  • Daniel Simmons | October 21, 2016
    The Broadband CPE Market Tracker provides accurate data and analyses including market size, vendor market share, forecasts, and market trends on a quarterly basis to help clients make better business decisions in the broadband CPE market.
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Presentations View All (52)

  • Rhoda Alexander | September 20, 2016
    A selection of newly announced tablets and notebooks at IFA 2016 held on the 4th-7th September in Berlin.
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  • August 31, 2016
    Quarterly live conference call and presentation hosted by the lead analyst for all subscribers to provide highlights from all products in this Intelligence Service, including forecasts, surveys, scorecards and insights.
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  • Dinesh Kithany | August 19, 2016
    This brief presentation highlights the emerging market trends within the home appliance industry, looking across appliance types, electronic components and technologies as witnessed during CES and IBS 2016.
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Analysts View All (22)

  • Analyst photo placeholder Senior Analyst, Consumer Devices & Professional Video
    Andrew joined IHS in February 2008 and works as a senior analyst researching professional video technology. He has co-authored a major report on the global broadcast and media technology industry for the IABM and has worked on many bespoke consultancy projects covering broadcast and media technology all over the world.
  • Icon Principal Analyst, Mobile Devices & Mobile Media
    Jusy Hong is responsible for mobile device, networks and media in the Asia Pacific. He covers mobile handset shipment, production, technology, & media trends as well as companies' strategies.
  • Icon Senior Analyst, Consumer Devices
    Kathleen Zhang is responsible for research in the Chinese and Taiwanese TV markets and vendors, including creating and implementing industry surveys, market sizing and forecasting and evaluating the impact of broad market factors on television demands.

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