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Will clouds of consolidation rain on the semiconductor industry’s parade of innovation?January 19, 2018This past November Broadcom Limited submitted an unsolicited bid for rival semiconductor supplier Qualcomm in what would be the largest acquisition in semiconductor industry history. Broadcom offered to acquire Qualcomm for...
System-level RF solution at the forefront of Qualcomm’s increased RF front-end tractionJanuary 08, 2018Since the onset of LTE technology several years ago, one of the most critical attributes for the success of major smartphone RF component suppliers has been product portfolios that exhibit system-level expertise. For the most...
Media & Technology DigestJanuary 05, 2018The Media & Technology Digest provides a monthly analysis of the key trends and innovations shaping the global technology landscape. Written by our senior analysts the digest includes a detailed focus on key industry hot topics, analysis of all major industry and product announcements with in-depth examinations of significant industry trends.Subscribers Only
Huawei looks to grow its Mid-tier market share with the launch of the powerful Nova 2SDecember 14, 2017Huawei launched the Nova 2S on December 7th in Beijing. The phone is an update to the Nova 2, launched earlier in 2017. The device includes a host of trendy hardware features for devices in 2017.
Black Friday, Cyber Monday - Smartphones - 2017December 11, 2017The 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.Subscribers Only
Smartphone Sales - China’s Singles Day Shopping Festival - 2017December 05, 2017This brief report provides analysis on smartphone sales on China’s Singles Day shopping festival, which was initiated by Alibaba in 2009. Currently, it is now one of the biggest sales events in China.Subscribers Only
Strong Early iPhone X Adoption Positions Apple for Market LeadershipNovember 30, 2017In eight countries, iPhone X already amounts to over 2% of the iPhone active installed base just three weeks after iPhone X’s first availability. ...Subscribers Only
Qualcomm Board of Directors rejects acquisition offer from Broadcom, What’s Next?November 17, 2017On Monday Broadcom’s proposal to purchase Qualcomm for $70 per share was rejected by Qualcomm’s Board of Directors a week after the offer was officially announced. The deal could have potentially created a semiconductor...
The state of India’s smartphone market: highly competitive with great potentialNovember 17, 2017India is seen as the next driver of smartphone growth. This report provides analysis on (1) recent regulatory changes in India's smartphone industry; (2) the impact of the aggressive entry of Reliance Jio; (3) the performance and strategies of major OEMs; (4) our view of the market outlook and some caveats for smartphone OEMs.Subscribers Only
Apple sees strong demand for iPhone 8 and is preparing for big iPhone X launchNovember 03, 2017Preliminary data from IHS Markit shows that the global smartphone market grew by 6.1 percent year-over-year in Q3 2017, to 366 million units — up from 345 million units in the year-ago quarter.Subscribers Only
Antenna Tuning Impacts Entire Smartphone Ecosystem: Enabling a new wave of Innovation and seeding the 5G FutureNovember 02, 2017Over the past couple of years the smartphone has undergone many technological transitions. New technologies have emerged within the smartphone to help enable improved performance with longer battery...
天线调谐对智能手机生态系统产生的影响：掀起新一轮创新浪潮，播种5G未来November 02, 2017在过去的几年里，智能手机经历了多次技术转型。智能手机中出现的新技术提高了电池寿命；激发了工业设计的创新。智能手机内部常作为设备特性列出的应用和基带处理器引人瞩目，而其他部分的进步却鲜为人知。
Apple’s Ambition for iPhone X is Nothing Less Than to Regain Smartphone Design and Innovation LeadershipOctober 26, 2017It was the most highly anticipated smartphone announcement of the year when Apple revealed the iPhone X to the world at their special event in September celebrating the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone at their brand new campus in Cupertino, California. The edge-to-edge screen and button-less fascia design sets the iPhone X from any other iPhone released before it. Apple completely did away with their signature TouchID home button in favor of a more technologically secure bio-metric using facial recognition dubbed FaceID – an industry first. Coupled with new AI tuned application processor, Bionic A11, and dual camera design borrowed from the iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X was intended to set the new standard of iPhone design going forward in the next decade.
The Pixel 2 sets the standard for smartphone photography, but will it spark a new trend?October 25, 2017On October 4th Google announced its latest iteration of flagship smartphones with the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. Like the name suggests, the XL model is a larger form-factor with a bigger battery, a larger screen with...
ZTE’s Axon M has an eye towards a foldable display future, but needs to overcome short-term obstaclesOctober 19, 2017The Axon M is ZTE’s latest device in its flagship line of devices under the Axon brand. The phone features two screens, which can be combined to form one larger screen. In the US, the phone will be an AT&T exclusive. The phone will cost about $725.
Huawei seizes a technology lead with the first LTE Cat 18 smartphone & AI in Mate 10 ProOctober 16, 2017The Mate 10 Pro jumps ahead of the competition, including traditional LTE chipset performance leader Qualcomm, by becoming the first smartphone to be announced with a category 18 LTE modem and RF design, which has been made possible by Huawei’s ongoing investment in its HiSilicon chipsets. The Mate 10 range demonstrates Huawei’s scale and its ability to invest in significant strategic smartphone technologies that smaller OEMs cannot match.
Apple and Qualcomm licensing dispute – what lead to a patent war?October 13, 2017This insight article (second of two part series) analyzes Apple’s external and internal environment that contributed to a patent war against Qualcomm and the potential impact the patent war can have on the smartphone industry.Subscribers Only
As contextual experiences take up center stage on the smartphone, Broadcom announces high accuracy, low power positioning chipOctober 05, 2017Broadcom has released the BCM47755 dual frequency GNSS receiver for smartphones, tablets and wearable devices. The chip promises higher location accuracy combined with lower power consumption. If the company’s claims can be validated in real-world usage and Broadcom can gain design wins with hardware makers, contextually aware mobile user experiences will improve significantly.
Google evolves its hardware strategy with new Pixel 2 and 2XLOctober 04, 2017New Flagship Smartphone Announced by Google
Envelope Tracking ICs: Increasing Power Efficiency and Other Benefits to the Mobile EcosystemSeptember 27, 2017The battery life of a smartphone is under attack. The Lithium polymer battery in a smartphone simply hasn’t been able to keep up with the growing requirements of demanding users. Increasing screen sizes and...