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Continuously updated analysis and data for the global market for mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets, and wearables, including trends in supporting mobile technologies and wireless semiconductors.

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  • Ian Fogg | February 26, 2017
    HMD Global re-launched the Nokia brand into the smartphone market. HMD commits to a pure Google Android experience, Google Assistant AI as standard, and monthly security updates. HMD and Nokia's goal is for Nokia to regain its position as a major mobile handset maker. HMD must be careful not to allow the Nokia brand to become a nostalgia brand with the re-launch of classic Nokia featurephones like the Nokia 3310.
  • Ian Fogg | February 26, 2017
    In a major strategic move, Google announces availability of Google Assistant voice agent to Android smartphones and other devices running OS v6 and v7. Expands Google Assistant from low volume Google-brand Pixel models. Google is shifting to an 'AI-first' strategy.
  • Wayne Lam | February 26, 2017
    LG has created a compelling new smartphone design them which many other OEMs will likely follow this year. With the G6, LG has re-examined the modern smartphone design language with the compact yet large screen G6 flagship for 2017. Complete with an entirely new screen aspect ratio (18:9 instead of the standard 16:9) with HDR. The G6 also features Google Assistant AI.


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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®.
This service, combining strategic analysis and real-time forecasts, provides clients with the insight needed to make critical business decisions and maximize growth opportunities in the burgeoning IoT market.
Comprehensive insight and analysis on microelectro-mechanical systems (MEMS) sensors used in smartphones, wearables and consumer electronics
Mobile Device Electronics Intelligence quantifies the market for all semiconductor and cellular technologies driven by the mobile device industry spanning devices to infrastructure. It includes detail on the available market by device shipment volume and revenues as well as semiconductor device type (i.e. logic ASSP/ASIC, memory, analog ASSP/ASIC, etc) consumed by each segment of the total wireless industry.
Reliable data, timely reporting and on-demand counsel on the electronics contract manufacturing market.
As the global handset market increasingly becomes dominated by smartphones, market dynamics are driving divergent requirements across multiple tiers of devices. Smartphone Electronics Design Intelligence captures market drivers on both a global as well as OEM level enabling rapid analysis and implementation of strategic and tactical initiatives.
In-depth analysis and historic data and market forecasts for the smartphone market globally and by country. IHS Smartphone Intelligence delivers detailed data on smartphones shipments by OEM as well the active installed base of smartphones by feature, down to model level. The service's reports provide actionable recommendations based on these unique data sets.
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 Teardown Mobile Handsets Intelligence Service enables companies to perform a valuable and actionable combination of in-depth and strategic analysis. The information easily allows comparison between similar devices in a given application group or across multiple applications.
The Teardown Tablets, eReaders & Notebooks Intelligence Service enables companies to perform a valuable and actionable combination of in-depth and strategic analysis. The information easily allows comparison between similar devices in a given application group or across multiple applications.
Advance your competitive position by leveraging uniquely comprehensive research on wireless power market dynamics
The explosive demand in wireless devices represents significant opportunity for the semiconductor industry. The Wireless Semiconductor Competitive Intelligence Service provides deep insight and analysis on the rapidly shifting core chipset supplier landscape across a range of mobile devices from wireless infrastructure, mobile broadband devices and handsets. Metrics offer extremely detailed semiconductor supplier market shares by end application, wireless function and technologies.


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  • Vicky Yussuff, David Green | February 09, 2017
    This report covers the key applications in the market and assesses developments over the past 12-18 months. Interviews have been conducted with wireless charging specialists as well as wearable technology manufacturers to help IHS Markit present an accurate analysis of the market. The report also draws upon IHS Markit expertise in the general wearable technology and wireless power markets to form a solid base for forecasts and a credible opinion on potential market growth.
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  • Gerrit Schneemann | January 26, 2017
    The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) saw renewed activity in the smartphone space. Especially Chinese manufacturers used the global stage to present new products. ...
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  • Rhoda Alexander | January 19, 2017
    The CES 2017, Las Vegas show is the gateway consumer electronics event for the year, with over 3,800 companies exhibiting and estimated attendance of 175,000 industry participants from across the globe. ...
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  • MEMS Executive Congress 2016
    Jérémie Bouchaud | December 30, 2016
    What will a car from 2025 look like, and what future does that hold for those in the MEMS and sensors supply chain? Clearly, the trend will continue with green, safe and fun vehicles, as well as vehicles that eventually pilot themselves and run on batteries. ...
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  • Rhoda Alexander | December 13, 2016
    The U.S. retail sales phenomenon known as Black Friday extends through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and into Cyber Monday, offering substantial savings for customers and a chance for retailers to put year-long sales into ... .
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Analysts View All (6)

  • Icon Senior Analyst, Mobile Location & Mobile Devices
    Gerrit Schneemann has been following the location based services and applications market for the last six years. As part of the Portables & LBS service, he has followed the rise and decline of the portable navigation device (PND) market and is now focusing on how location has become an integral part of the mobile value chain.
  • Icon Senior Director, Mobile & Telecoms
    As senior director and head of the IHS mobile and telecoms team, Ian Fogg directs research, consulting, analysis, and forecasting of the mobile and telecoms market.
  • 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.

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