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Articles Tagged with ''smartphone''

Samsung ships twice as many smartphones as Apple in Q3

October 26, 2012

Worldwide handset shipments decreased 1.9 percent YoY to 387.3 million units in Q3 2012, according to new data from market intelligence firm ABI Research. Worldwide smartphone shipments increased 32.8 percent  YoY to 155.5 million over the same period. Samsung retained the lead position in both handset and smartphone shipments. Underscoring its accomplishment, Samsung shipped more than double the smartphones of second place Apple.

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Nujira samples low noise second-generation envelope tracking chip for smartphones

October 11, 2012

Nujira Ltd., the world leader in envelope tracking (ET) technology, has announced that is sampling its next generation ET IC for mobile handsets, the NCT-L1200, to lead partners. The second product in its Coolteq.L ET product family, Nujira’s NCT-L1200 has already been delivered to several key platform chipset vendors, and is the only product currently available on the market that supports the maximum 20MHz channel bandwidth of LTE.

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Global handset shipments decrease YoY for the second consecutive quarter

July 27, 2012

Handset shipments have not seen a sequential YoY decline since the global economic crisis of 2008-2009. Although seasonality regularly brings a negative impact in Q2, the economic crisis in Western Europe has compounded the issue, leading to an uncommon  annual contraction of handset shipments for two consecutive quarters,” say ABI Research senior analyst Michael Morgan.

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Antenova releases global LTE antenna reference Design for smartphones

July 16, 2012

Antenova Ltd. has released a LTE Antenna Reference Design for Smartphones which covers the global LTE bands. The company’s extremely wideband and efficient antenna design is claimed to overcome the difficulty of covering all the LTE frequency bands without the use of switches or tunable active components, resulting in a lower cost LTE MIMO antenna system for smartphones.

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Javelin Semiconductor shipping in Samsung Galaxy Appeal

June 27, 2012

Javelin in the Galaxy AppealJavelin Semiconductor Inc., innovator of the world’s first high-performance CMOS 3G PA, announced that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is shipping Javelin’s PA in the new Galaxy Appeal for AT&T.

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More than 35% of mobile connections will be 4G by 2016 in developed Asia–Pacific markets

May 14, 2012

Developing appropriate pricing and differentiation strategies for 4G services will be a critical challenge for operators in Asia wanting to monetise investments in 4G as advanced mobile networks are rolled out across the region, according to a new report titled ‘The developed Asia–Pacific telecoms market: trends and forecasts 2011–2016’ from global telecoms and media specialists Analysys Mason (

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Q1 handset shipments: Apple is pushing competitors into APAC for the slaughter

April 27, 2012

ABI Research has determined that the cellular handset market shipped 353.5 million handsets in Q1 2012 which represents a -3.8% YoY and -16.5% sequential drop in shipments. The smartphone market delivered 142 million shipments in Q1 for a 38% YoY gain and a -8.1% sequential decline. Apple’s 35.1 million shipments were supported by APAC while Samsung’s 83.4 million displaced Nokia from the top position that it has held for over a decade.

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Smartphones will drive device semiconductor market to $170B next 5 years

April 17, 2012

Mobile handset semiconductors, including processors, RF, power management, and wireless connectivity, grew to more than $30 billion in 2011. The worldwide market generated more than $120 billion in revenue over the last five years and will generate more than $170 billion during the next five years.

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Smartphone shipments projected to eclipse all other handset shipments combined

March 30, 2012

Global handset shipments will increase 29 percent from 1.7 billion in 2012 to 2.2 billion in 2016. The key driver of this growth will come from the smartphone segment, which is forecast to become larger than the ultra-low cost, low-cost, and feature phone segments combined by 2016. The total shipments of non-smartphones will grow 1.08 billion in 2012 to 1.09 billion in 2016 while smartphone shipments will grow from 643 million to 1.1 billion over the same period.

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China to become the largest market for smartphones in 2012

March 16, 2012

Smartphone shipments to emerging markets will drive growth in the worldwide smartphone market in the years ahead. According to the latest smartphone forecast from the International Data Corp. (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, China will become the leading country-level market for smartphone shipments in 2012, moving ahead of the current leader, the United States. Looking ahead to 2016, two additional emerging markets, India and Brazil, will enter the top five country markets for smartphone shipments.

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