As Mobile Phone Market Shares Shift, So Do Fortunes in the $37 Billion Market for Mobile Semiconductors
Spotting the trends in advance can be the difference between boom and bankruptcy for businesses up and down the supply chain.
FARMINGTON, Conn., July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Global cellular handset shipments grew 6.5% in 2011 to 1.51 billion units, compared to 12% growth in 2010. While overall handset growth in 2012 is forecast for around 11%, stronger than 2010, the smartphones segment will do significantly better, growing a predicted 17% to the 502 million unit level this year.
As the global mobile phone market experiences yet another year of tremendous growth and radical change, fueled by the consumerization of IT, the growing prevalence of BYOD, the shift from feature phones to smartphones, and the continued battle for platform dominance between Apple and Google, it is worth taking a step back to look at how all of this impacts macro-level trends across the semiconductor industry. Premium market research available from Global Information Inc gives business leaders, analysts, investors, and regulators an insider's look at how cellular, tablet, and peripheral market dynamics will impact trends in the semiconductor manufacturing arena.
Cellular Handset & Tablet Peripheral Chip Trends, 2012
From the perspective of the mobile phone market, the biggest market shift in 2011 was in smartphones, which have quickly taken over much of what used to be the less-expensive "feature phone" market segment. To provide product and market planners with the information they require for calibration on the market, Global Information Inc, in partnership with Forward Concepts, is pleased to offer an extensive 360-page research report covering the market for peripheral integrated circuits in mobile phones and cellular-connected tablets. The graph below illustrates the many chip types covered in the report, which forecasts units, ASPs & revenues for them in detail through 2016.
MEMS devices are growing rapidly and, by 2016, will be the largest peripheral segment surpassing touch controllers, image sensors and the combination WLAN (Wi-Fi, BT and FM) chips. The integration of GPS into the WLAN combo device will have an impact on suppliers beginning this year. The report covers the camera module market and the camera sensor chip and die businesses, and offers insight into the newer auto-focus mechanisms and the emergence of wafer-level camera modules.
The rise of Smartphones has had a direct bearing on the touch controller market growth and the report covers the growth of both capacitive and resistive touch controllers. This study explores the dynamics of each of these chip types and profiles the vendors and market shares for each of them.
An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at http://www.giiresearch.com/report/fc245542-cellular-handset-tablet-peripheral-chip-trends-12.html
Cellular Handset & Tablet Chip Markets, 2012
This report provides extensive forecasts for all cellular handset and cellular-enabled tablets, and virtually all the chips that enable them (excluding memory) through 2016. This is one of the most extensive market analysis of cellular handsets, tablets, and chips available. While other reports concentrate on tracking the top 6 handset companies, this report tracks the top 30.
Among the top 10 cellphone vendors, Nokia, Samsung and Apple topped 2011 in unit shipments, while Chinese suppliers Huawei, ZTE, and TCL also moved into the top ten. In revenue, however, Apple led over Samsung and Nokia, and this report forecasts Samsung to pass Nokia in smartphone shipments in 2012, taking the 2nd position behind Apple.
This extensive 654-page research report tracks semiconductor chip markets worth more than $37 billion combined, including cellular handsets, tablets and the integrated circuits and major semiconductor components that enable those devices and profiles the major vendors of each. Moreover, the study provides forecasts through 2016 for annual unit shipments, average selling price and revenue for handsets, tablets and individual chip components.
Sample charts, an Executive Summary of this analysis, and a free sample of the full report are available at http://www.giiresearch.com/report/fc239908-cellular-handset-tablet-chip-markets-12.html
Cellular Handset & Tablet Core Chip Trends '12
The rise of the Android platform has played a significant part in enabling on less-expensive chip platforms, and 2012 has seen increasing diversification in smartphones that ranging from $100 at the low end to $700 or higher. This has led to further segmentation of both the Smartphone and tablet markets, as tablets are also becoming significant markets for cellular chips.
This new market study covers industry-wide trends for core integrated circuits in cellphones and cellular-connected tablets. This study tracks not just basebands and application processors, but also RF transceivers, power amplifiers, and power management units in great detail. The report provides 2011 vendor market shares for each of these core cellphone chip types and forecasts units, ASPs, and revenues in detail through 2016.
There is significant interest now about 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution), and this report highlights currently-available LTE chips and many of their "sockets" at the beginning of 2012. However, 3.5G HSPA devices are growing much faster as many 2G and WCDMA networks are being updated.
Sample graphs, an Executive Summary of this analysis, and a free sample of the full report are available at http://www.giiresearch.com/report/fc237369-cellular-handset-tablet-core-chip-trends-12.html
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