5G mmWave: Ecosystem & Economics Becoming Attractive

Change is in the air. COVID-19 has wrought massive changes on how people work, learn and interact. New technology can enable the accelerated changes…

US Social Media Content Moderation: Junk Anti-trust Suits, Focus on Data Diet

The recent attack on the United States Capitol and Donald Trump’s subsequent ban from several major social media platforms has brought social media…

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Samsung Galaxy S21: Can it be the Flagship Samsung Needs in Europe?

Samsung Galaxy S21: Can it be the Flagship Samsung Needs in Europe? On January 14, one month earlier than expected, Samsung launched its latest…

Counterpoint research Low Mid TWS Segment Sees Fast Expansion in Q3 2020

Low, Mid TWS Segment Sees Fast Expansion in Q3 2020

Global TWS market grew 24% QoQ in Q3 2020. China and Asia-Pacific showed highest growth. Premium TWS brands’ market expansion slowed while low- and…

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Top 10 Automotive Announcements in CES 2021

Like the past few years, automotive players used the 2021 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), organized from January 11 to 14, to…

10 Predictions for LATAM Smartphone, Devices Ecosystem in 2021

The LATAM smartphone and devices ecosystem has been one of the least impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the trends mentioned below started in…

6G Will Kickstart a TeraEconomy

The 2020s started with 5G rollouts and will end with the beginning of 6G rollouts. While the implementation of 6G will pose its own set of challenges…

Middle East Smartphone Market Sees Light at the End of 2020 Tunnel

The Middle East smartphone market contracted in 2020 after experiencing big declines during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in the second…

Counterpoint Research: T-Mobile Ends 2020 Like It Started – Leading The Net Add Race

T-Mobile Ends 2020 Like It Started – Leading The Net Add Race

T-Mobile pre-announced a spectacular Q4 and 2020 despite the headwinds of COVID-19. T-Mobile saw 1.7 million net additions in Q4, which we expect…

Counterpoint Research Foundry Industry’s Robust Revenue Growth to Continue in 2021

Foundry Industry’s Robust Revenue Growth to Continue in 2021

The semiconductor industry’s foundry sector delivered above-expectation revenue growth in 2020. With tightening supplies from most global vendors, we…

Industry 4.0 Offers a Silver Lining to the Pandemic Cloud

COVID-19 has brought forth the power of digital transformation. To sustain and quicken the pace of this transformation after the pandemic ends,…

Semiconductor Component Shortage Hits Automobile Industry

The impact of COVID-19 on the semiconductor supply chain has extended from consumer to automotive electronics. Since Q2 2020, many automotive…

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Japan Smartphone Sales Recover to Pre-COVID Levels in Q3 2020

• Low- and mid-end devices drive recovery • Q4 to maintain momentum, led by iPhone 12 Japan’s smartphone market showed clear signs of recovery in Q3…

BoM Analysis: iPhone 12 Costs 21% More Than iPhone 11

The blended materials cost for the iPhone 12 with 128GB NAND flash is nearly $415, a 21% increase over the iPhone 11. In the iPhone 12, Apple’s…

Transsion Continues to Ascend in Africa’s Mobile Handset Market

Transsion Continues to Ascend in Africa’s Mobile Handset Market

Transsion Holdings, the leading mobile phone brand in Africa, went public on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in September 2019. The company currently has…

Global Demand for Laptops gets Pandemic Push

Global Demand for Laptops Gets Pandemic Push

The surge in work-from-home and study-from-home due to the COVID-19 pandemic has meant good news for the laptop market. Counterpoint expects that the…

iPhone 12 Becomes World’s #1 5G Model Within Two Weeks of Launch

The iPhone 12 became the world’s best-selling 5G smartphone model in October despite a delayed launch, which resulted in only two weeks of sales…

Counterpoint- Digital Contact Tracing are Shields from Global Pandemic

Digital Contact Tracing Effective Shield Against Pandemic

History tells us pandemics like COVID-19 can recur in some form or other. Their basic characteristics of mutating and spreading quickly among large…