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Chinese Operators are Racing to Commercialize 5G Services

As the world moves towards the era of 5G, Chinese carriers are the forefront of mobile communication evolution for the first time. Since the issue of…

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Emerging Memory Supplier YMTC to Challenge Global Leaders such as Samsung, SK Hynix & Western Digital in Next Five Years

In 2018, the global NAND flash market reached US$58 billion. Mobile phones and PCs account for 42.1% and 16.2% of the overall NAND market demand,…

Triple Camera Penetration Among Smartphones To Cross 50% by 2021

The smartphone industry is highly dynamic. In 2018, more than half of the smartphones sold globally had two or more cameras. Counterpoint identified…

Google I/O 2019 – AI Prowess & Hardware Ambition Expands

The annual Google developer conference, Google I/O 2019, just concluded in Mountain View, California. Google CEO Sundar Pichai highlighted that the…

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Microsoft Build 2019: Significant Enhancements of AI Capabilities in Azure Cloud & Edge

There were a lot of exciting new technologies and services announced at the Microsoft Build 2019 - Redmond’s annual developer conference. Below are…

India’s Premium Smartphone Segment: Samsung Regains Pole Position while OnePlus 6T continues to be the Best-Seller in Q1 2019

Samsung regained the top spot in India’s premium segment (≥₹30,000 or roughly ≥US$430) in Q1 2019, after losing out to OnePlus three quarters in a…

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The Top 10 Best-Selling Smartphones in China and the World in 2018

The global economy was in turmoil in 2018. Both the global and the Chinese manufacturing industry were suffering, and trade growth slowed down. Not…

Key Takeaways from Spotify Earnings Call

Spotify released its earnings for Q1 2019 on April 29. The company managed to have more than 217 million monthly active users, a growth of 5%…

Quick Takes from Apple’s Q2 FY19 Earnings Call

With waning iPhone sales and increasing revenues from services and wearables, here are three short takes on Apple's Q2 FY19 earnings call: iPhone…

Tapping the Vast Opportunity of Smart Cities in LATAM

In LATAM, governments are the biggest contractor of projects. Between 2013 and 2016, public investment represented around 4% of the region’s total…

Tesla Misses Q1 2019 Expectations with Increasing Competition

The first quarter of 2019 was expected to be a tough one for Tesla. The cut in the US tax credit for Tesla cars from January 1, 2019, model upgrades,…

Samsung is the Most Preferred Brand for Next Purchase in the UK

The UK is a mature smartphone market driven by operator channels. Apple and Samsung dominate the best-selling list. Competition is intensifying with…

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Yet Another Set of Automotive Regulations to Comply in India

Every year in April, the beginning of a new fiscal year for the Indian Government as well as most Indian companies, automotive OEMs and component…

The 6 Key Questions Answered from the Apple-Qualcomm Settlement

What did Apple and Qualcomm agree on? Apple will pay Qualcomm a one-time lump sum amount. The number was not made public, but Qualcomm noted there…

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Apple Maintains Lead in Premium Smartphone Segment, OnePlus Enters Top Five Brands for the First Time in 2018

Apple continues to lead global premium smartphone segment by capturing more than half of the market while OnePlus entered the top five brands in the…

Combined Profits of Chinese Smartphone Brands Grew at 24% YoY in 2018

The combined profits of Chinese brands grew 24% year-on-year (YoY) as the premium segment grew faster in 2018 than the overall market. The likes of…

Qualcomm AI Day 2019

Qualcomm Enters Data Center Inference Market with AI Cloud 100 Family

Qualcomm's AI Day came with a slew of new launches and announcements, all focused on expanding the company’s reach and AI strategy. Among other…

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Taiwan is Key to Google’s Smartphone, IoT, AI, and Data Center Ambitions

With the announcement of a new office situated in T-Park in New Taipei City, Google continues to expand its presence in Taiwan. The new workplace,…