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Galaxy S9+ Materials Cost $43 More Than Previous Versions, IHS Markit Teardown ShowsMarch 22, 2018The new Samsung Galaxy S9+ equipped with 64 gigabytes (GB) of NAND flash memory (model number SM-G965U1) carries a bill of materials (BOM) cost of $375.80, much higher than for previous versions of the company’s smartphones.
iPhone X Costs Apple $370 in Materials, IHS Markit Teardown RevealsNovember 08, 2017Teardown engineers at IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) have completed their preliminary physical dissection of the new Apple iPhone X and found that the model A1865 version of the smartphone with 64 gigabytes (GB) of NAND memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) of $370.25.
IHS Markit Teardown Reveals What Higher Apple iPhone 8 Plus Cost Actually BuysSeptember 25, 2017The new Apple iPhone 8 Plus, equipped with 64 gigabytes (GB) of NAND flash memory, carries a bill of materials (BOM) cost that comes out to US$288.08, higher than any previous versions of the company’s smartphones, according to a preliminary estimate from IHS Markit.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Teardown Reveals Ho-Hum RefreshMarch 15, 2016A preliminary estimate by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS) and its Mobile Handsets Intelligence Service shows that the Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone costs about $255 to build.
Shipments of New iPad Mini to Fall Far Short of Demand in Q4 due to Display Supply ConstraintsOctober 24, 2013Supplies of Apple Inc.’s second-generation iPad mini are expected to fall well short of demand in the fourth quarter due to limited production of the tablet’s new Retina Display...
Top IHS Experts to Attend SID Display Week 2013May 20, 2013A cadre of leading IHS Inc. analysts will attend the Society for Information Display (SID) 2013 Display Week event this week, providing insight on a range of technology and business...
Samsung Galaxy S4 Carries $236 Bill of Materials, IHS iSuppli Virtual Teardown RevealsMarch 19, 2013The HSPA+ version of Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S4 smartphone carries a $236 bill of materials (BOM), up significantly from last year’s model—the Galaxy S III—due to major upgrades...
iPad-Style Media Tablets to Outship PC Tablets by Factor of 10 from 2010 to 2015May 18, 2011Shipments of traditional PC-type tablet PCs will be dwarfed by the newer media-type tablets like the iPad from Apple Inc., with the media category outshipping the PC variety by a factor of 10 during the period from 2010 to 2015, new IHS iSuppli (NYSE: IHS) research indicates.
From 2010 to 2015, a total of 888.7 million media tablets will be shipped, compared to just 88.8 million PC tablets. A total of 45.2 million PC tablets will be shipped in 2015, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 81.5 percent from 2.3 million units in 2010.
Apple Shipment Shortfall Prompts Cut in 2011 iPad Shipment ForecastApril 21, 2011Manufacturing issues at Apple Inc. led to a shortfall in iPad 2 shipments in the first quarter, prompting IHS iSuppli to reduce its forecast for 2011. IHS iSuppli now forecasts Apple will ship 39.7 million units for all models of the iPad this year, down from the February forecast of 43.7 million. This represents a reduction of 9.1 percent, or 4.0 million units. Based on IHS iSuppli’s final estimate of 15.1 million units shipped in 2010, IHS iSuppli now predicts total iPad shipments will rise 163.3 percent in 2011, down from the 189.6 percent predicted in February, as presented in the attached figure. IHS iSuppli has slightly increased its 2012 forecast for iPad shipments, to 62.6 million units, up from the previous forecast of 61.6 million.
Global Tablet Shipments to Rise by Factor of 12 by 2015February 04, 2011Global shipments of tablets—a segment consisting of media tablets like Apple Inc.’s iPad as well as PC-type tablets—are set to rise to 242.3 million units in 2015, up by a factor of more than 12 from 2010, new IHS iSuppli research indicates.
Media tablet shipments will grow to more than 202 million units in 2015, up from 17.4 million in 2010. Shipments of PC-type tablets—i.e., tablets that have full PC functionality implemented via PC operating systems—will climb to 39.3 million units in 2015, up from 2.3 million in 2010.
Total shipments of tablets will amount to 242.3 million units in 2015, up from the newly finalized IHS iSuppli estimate of 19.7 million in 2010.
iSuppli Ups iPad Forecast as Apple’s Component Supply ImprovesOctober 18, 2010Amid indications that iPad component availability is improving, iSuppli Corp. is raising its shipment forecast for the product to 13.8 million units in 2010, up from its July outlook of 12.9 million.
Apple in its earnings announcement for the fiscal fourth said it shipped 4.2 million iPads during the three-month period ending September 25. The pronouncement indicates that Apple has been able to overcome limitations in component supply so that it can ramp up production.
“In its previous iPad forecasts, iSuppli noted that the only constraint on shipment growth now is production—and not demand,” said Rhoda Alexander, director of monitor research for iSuppli.
Apple Set to Dominate Tablet Market Through 2012August 25, 2010Even with a flood of rival products in the works, Apple Inc.’s iPad is unlikely to face a viable competitor until 2011, allowing the company to maintain a dominant share in the tablet market at least through 2012, according to market research firm iSuppli Corp.
The iPad will account for an overwhelming 74.1 percent of global tablet shipments in 2010, with the remaining 25.9 percent consisting of a mix of older PC-type tablet products and competitive slates. Despite the arrival of the first real iPad competitors in 2011, Apple still will maintain a prevailing 70.4 percent share of shipments, iPad research from iSuppli bears out.
Software Vendors Help Drive Touch Screen RevolutionJuly 26, 2010Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) are set to play a central role in the booming market for touch screens in mobile and desktop PCs, providing the differentiating features that will allow the interface technology to expand its appeal to new users and segments, according to iSuppli Corp.
Global production of touch screen modules for use in computers will soar to 117.9 million units in 2014, up from 15.8 million in 2010, iSuppli predicts.
“ISVs will be key partners in the touch revolution,” said Rhoda Alexander, director of monitor research for iSuppli.
iSuppli Hikes iPad ForecastJuly 20, 2010Amid indications that Apple Inc. is ratcheting hiking up its iPad production targets to meet booming demand, iSuppli Corp. is ratcheting up its shipment forecast as well.
iSuppli now predicts Apple will ship 12.9 million iPads in 2010, an increase from the previous forecast issued April 2nd of 7.1 million units. Shipments will rise to 36.5 million in 2011 and 50.4 million in 2012.
“The iPad is shaping up to be the ‘Tickle Me Elmo’ of the 2010 holiday season, with product demand expected to vastly exceed available supply,” said Rhoda Alexander, director of monitor research for iSuppli.
iPad and Competitors Spur Touch Screen Boom - Pave Way for Wider PC UsageJune 16, 2010Driven by soaring sales of Apple Inc.’s iPad and competing products, shipments of touch screens for such systems are set to rise by nearly 5,000 percent in 2010, according to iSuppli Corp. Global shipments of touch-screen systems for slate-type devices are expected to rise to 8.9 million units in 2010, up from just 176,000 in 2009, according to iSuppli. Shipments then will rise by a factor of seven to reach 63.9 million units in 2013. iSuppli defines slates, the fastest growing segment of the tablet PC market, as tablet computers constructed in a single...
Sustainable Practices and Technologies Gain Traction in Global Display IndustryMarch 09, 2009Four out of five global electronic display companies have adopted environmentally-sustainable practices in their businesses, according to a recent iSuppli Corp. survey, indicating the greening of the display industry has moved beyond the talk phase and into actual practice. In a recent iSuppli Corp. global survey of 520 display professionals from 200 companies, 80 percent of respondents said their companies are pursuing the use of environmentally benign materials. A total of 83 percent of respondents stated that their companies employ “green office” practices, such as recycling and using motion sensors to deactivate unused lights. Furthermore, a total of 73 percent said their firms are implementing programs to improve energy efficiency. While such efforts often are presented as environmentally responsible initiatives, they also deliver bottom-line benefits for corporations participating in the LCD, plasma and other display-oriented and high-tech industries, according to iSuppli Corp.