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  • Ian Fogg | October 07, 2015
    Nexus devices are the signature smartphones for each generation of Android and provide operators, developers and the mobile industry the first exposure to Google’s latest innovations. It's also the first time Google has chosen a Chinese brand to make a Nexus device. US telecom operators are notable among major operator groups in choosing not to range this generation of Nexus smartphones. IHS believes this lack of US operator support is because of misplaced fears. US operators should seize the tactical benefit for their customer acquisition volumes from selling these strong Nexus devices.
  • Brad Shaffer | October 06, 2015
    Skyworks announced Monday the intent to acquire PMC Sierra for $2 billion in cash. The acquisition will give Skyworks an expanded customer base and additional addressable markets, including expanded capabilities focusing...
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  • Ian Fogg | October 06, 2015
    The Lumia 950 and 950XL are the first Windows flagship smartphone models launched using modern hardware for over 18 months. They are the first high end smartphones launched since Microsoft closed the acquisition of Nokia's devices business in Spring 2014. Now, these smartphones are just one part of a wider Microsoft mobile strategy, encompassing Android and iPhone.


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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.
Understanding the future of the smartphone and high speed 4G is critical for all operators, OEMs, media companies, and component suppliers engaged in mobile.
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.
Provides data, insight, and analysis of the latest trends in the global tablet and eReader market.
The wearable technology market is ramping dramatically and presents opportunity for explosive future growth. The world market for wearable technology reached $8.5 billion in revenues during 2012, with 96 million devices shipped. By 2018, unit shipments are forecast to reach 210 million...
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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  • Icon Senior Analyst, Mobile Devices & Networks
    Brad Shaffer works as a research analyst for the telecommunications team. Brad conducts research and analysis on the RF components market and continually tracks the competitive landscape of the greater wireless semiconductor market.
  • Icon Senior Analyst, Mobile Media, Mobile Devices & Networks
    Daniel Gleeson is leading the mobile team's coverage into mobile technology. His research encompasses handsets, smartphones, mobile broadband, mobile data traffic, mobile data revenue, spectrum and 4G.
  • Icon Principal Analyst, Mobile Devices & Networks
    Wayne Lam is principal analyst within the wireless communications team and is responsible for research related to the market tracking, forecast and supply chain analysis of mobilized devices.

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