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Mobile products have extended their reach into consumer devices and industrial applications, resulting in a fragmented quilt of applications and requirements, while also offering opportunities for new revenue streams.

Navigate and seize the opportunity by leveraging our continually updated analysis and data for the global mobile devices market, including smartphones, tablets, wearables and their constituent electronics.
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  • Gerrit Schneemann | November 14, 2018
    For retailers, Black Friday is an opportunity to tie smartphone purchases into wider spending at the store. Walmart and Target offer gift cards, of varying denomination, with the purchase of select smartphones. These deals are usually based on the condition of activating the smartphone on a qualifying partner carrier plan. *** This deck will be updated as more offers are announced.***
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  • Wayne Lam | November 12, 2018
    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.
  • Jusy Hong, Gerrit Schneemann | November 01, 2018
    According to preliminary IHS Markit smartphone data, global smartphone shipments recorded a negative year-over-year growth rate for two consecutive quarters in 2018. Shipments totaled 354.8 million units in the third quarter of 2018, declining by 3.3 percent from the previous year.

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IHS Markit Connected Devices & Media Consumption Intelligence Service - Premium combines key addressable market information with in-depth consumer survey data and analysis to provide unparalleled coverage of connected devices and media consumption.
This Service (formerly called "Broadband Technology Intelligence Service") provides time-critical information on the technical aspects of the connected home, ranging from broadband access to online video distribution and domestic hardware.
Detailed look into connectivity technologies including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, FM and Ethernet. The expanding world of connected devices is more diverse as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) integrate multiple connectivity technologies in a widening range of consumer and enterprise devices alike.
The lone source for comprehensive coverage of the connectivity technologies used for IoT, covering more than 25 connectivity technologies in 34 IoT application segments.
Critical research on MEMS sensors used in smartphones, wearables and consumer electronics. Coverage includes shipment and revenue forecasts; market share and ASP information; and industry overviews of historical performance, current profile and future outlook. Also offers detailed examination of key technologies and applications, such as light sensors, motion sensors, MEMS microphones and fingerprint sensors.
In-depth analysis of the global handset component market to help devise winning strategies for smartphone design. Includes up-to-date market share information, device-level forecasts, semiconductor market shipment data, and close tracking of the broader smartphone ecosystem, capturing market drivers on both a global as well as OEM level enabling rapid analysis and implementation of strategic and tactical initiatives.
IHS Markit smartphone research is different. We deliver comprehensive smartphone data, down to specific models and component categories, providing you with the detailed insight and data you need on the rapidly evolving global smartphone industry.
In-depth analysis and historic data and market forecasts for the smartphone market globally and by country. Smartphone Intelligence Service - Premium delivers detailed data on smartphone shipments by OEM as well the active installed base of smartphones by feature, down to model level. The reports in this service provide actionable recommendations based on these unique data sets.

Also included are insights and analysis on topics such as augmented/mixed reality (AR/VR/MR), 5G, gigabit LTE, machine learning and AI in smartphones, and voice assistants.
Critical analysis of today’s market for tablet devices and their ecosystem. Includes full data on key market metrics such as installed base, shipments, and sales (globally and regionally), as well as expert analysis of the latest product releases and trends.
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.
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 core chipset supplier landscape across a range of application markets from mobile handsets, wireless infrastructure, and mobile broadband devices.

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  • Formerly Connectivity in Consumer, Mobile & IT Market Tracker
    Christian Kim, Yogita Kanesin | November 12, 2018
    The expanding world of connected devices is becoming more diverse as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) integrate multiple connectivity technologies in a widening range of both consumer and enterprise devices...
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  • Manuel Tagliavini | October 29, 2018
    The MEMS for Consumer & Mobile MEMS Database measures revenue for first-level packaged components, ASPs, units, market share and the top mobile and consumer MEMS suppliers.
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  • Dinesh Kithany, Michael Markides, Victoria Fodale | October 23, 2018
    Worldwide unit shipments for wireless power receivers and transmitters are forecast to grow to around 2 billion units shipped in 2023. With the technology already achieving mainstream adoption in the mobile phone market, the scope of its application is expected to follow suit in other applications, such as laptops, tablets, wearables, medical devices, industrial and also automotive sectors very quickly
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  • Gerrit Schneemann | December 11, 2017
    The day after the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, known as Black Friday, kicks off the shopping season towards the end of the year, followed by Cyber Monday on the Monday after Black Friday. As a segment, smartphones are not the focus of the promotional events during this weekend. The biggest deals focused on Buy-1-Get-1 and trade in offers for flagship devices like the new iPhones and Galaxy devices.
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  • November 27, 2017
    The US 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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  • MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress 2017, San Jose
    Jérémie Bouchaud | November 03, 2017
    IHS Markit reviews key events of the last 12 months. What has surprised us? How does it affect our forecast for 2018 and beyond? IHS Markit reviews in particular: ...
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  • Icon Sr Research Analyst, Smartphone
    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 Research and Analysis Director, Smartphone
    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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