Counterpoint Sierra wireless

Sierra Wireless Transforming into an End to End Solution Provider

In 2019, Sierra wireless, transformed its strategy from an IoT hardware-focused company to delivering end to end IoT solutions. Sierra Wireless is…

Podcast – Coronavirus Outbreak to see China Smartphone Sales drop by over 20%

The COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus or nCoV) outbreak can derail the plans of Chinese smartphone makers as the lockdown to contain the virus continues.…

Counterpoint at ARIA Event

Audio and Mixed Reality in 2020, ARIA Summit Highlights

AR in Action was once again held this week at MIT in Boston, Massachusetts. The small leadership summit on augmented reality gathered many industry…

Samsung Unpacked Event – Lots of Folds, Pixels and 5G

Samsung Unpacked 2020 event had lots of energy and hardware announcements. In an era where it is very difficult to differentiate, Samsung did an…

Qualcomm Sees Positive Results: What Does It Say About 5G, Coronavirus, and China-Us Trade Relations?

Qualcomm reported strong quarterly earnings with revenues up 5% and net income up 13%. The 1.5x larger ASPs of 5G vs. 4G are beginning to be seen.…

Google Cloud

Google Cloud: Customer centricity critical for future growth

Over the past year, we have seen an evolution in Google Cloud’s strategy.  Building on the company’s strong technology and product foundation, Google…

Counterpoint India Premium Market Share 2016 - 2019

OnePlus Grabs #1 Position in India’s Premium Smartphone Market For the Full Year

India's smartphone shipments in the premium segment (≥₹30,000 or roughly ≥US$420 retail price) grew 29% YoY to reach a record high in 2019. The…

Counterpoint Tesla Q4 2019 Results

Tesla Q4 2019: Remains Profitable; Focuses on Fast Growth

Tesla posted its Q4 2019 results, increasing its total automotive revenues in 2019 over 2018. Even though the company managed profitability for two…

Counterpoint Edge Computing Research

Edge Computing Space Gets Crowded as Hyperscalers Move on 5G MEC Opportunity

In recent months, several hyperscale cloud providers have signed deals with major MNOs, signalling their intent to target the Multi-Access Edge…

Counterpoint Apple Store iPhone 11

Apple Quarterly Results Eclipse Expectations; iPhone Drives the Quarter

Apple results in their largest quarter of the year were above expectations. The big driver was iPhone sales. Many believed this would be a…

Counterpoint Huawei to Play Limited Role in UK 5G

Huawei to Play a Limited Role in UK 5G

The UK government has decided to allow Huawei a limited role in building 5G infrastructure in the country. The UK has been under pressure, especially…

Counterpoint Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, 662, and 720G Mobile Platforms - Chip Case

Qualcomm Brings Advanced Smartphone Features & Ecosystem Strengths to Snapdragon 4,6,7 Series LTE Platforms

The smartphone market is going through a wave of change as we are at the horizon of the 5G era. 2020 is going to be the breakout year for 5G NR.…

Counterpoint CES2020

Top 10 Automotive Announcements in CES 2020

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), one of the largest global platforms to showcase consumer electronics technologies and innovation, was held in…

Counterpoint Autonomous Driving Chip Development

New Entrants to Autonomous Vehicle Solutions Will Drive the Market in the Coming Decade

Autonomous driving is one of the most important applications for semiconductors in the next five years. The artificial intelligent (AI) chip in the…

CES 2020 Quick Recap!

More than 175,000 people and over 4,400 companies exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show 2020 in Las Vegas. This is down slightly from past…

Counterpoint US Smartphone Market Q3 2019

US Q3 2019 Results Give Good Hint of What to Expect in Q4

Through the first two months (October/November) of 4Q19, there have been limited changes in the OEM structure of the US market. Apple has gained…

India Automotive Industry: Struggling in 2020?

Demand for new cars declined sharply in 2019, forcing automakers to cut production across the year. Sales were expected to revive during the annual…

Counterpoint Kenya Mobile Banking

Kenya, Prioritizing Banking Over Banks

Kenya is a leading example of how technology complements developing the banking and finance sector. While mobile banking is a path to financial…