The Rise of In-House Application Processor Design

Overview: The application processor (AP) or the system-on-chip (SoC), is the most critical component in a smartphone. This is what makes your…

Contenders for Lithium-Ion’s Crown

Although most of the hardware in consumer electronics devices such as smartphones has improved beyond recognition over the past twenty years, the…

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Subtlety is the Future of Biometric Authentication

Biometric security standards have been evolving ever since the fingerprint scanner came into focus with Apple's iPhone 5S. Adoption was rapid and the…

Apple and eSIM – Control, Convenience and Commercial Opportunities

We have talked and deep-dived on the potential of eSIM across different connected things (see here) from automotive to drones (see here), to IoT (see…

Huawei Kirin 980: First Look

In the world of mobile SoCs, the heavyweight players from a market share point of view are all providers of merchant solutions. The standout leader…

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Dual Camera Smartphones Are Going Mainstream: Explosive Growth in 2018

Almost 42% of smartphones sold globally in July 2018 sported two or more rear camera (dual+) sensors and this dual+ camera sensors adoption in…

Automotive Camera Sensors Market to Boom: Parking Sensors to Dominate

Introduction Growing customer preferences for in-vehicle comfort and ease of driving is leading to digitalization of passenger cars. Features such as…

Samsung Electronics : Q2 2018 : Tale of Two Business Units :: Semiconductor the Star

We mentioned in the previous post (here) how Samsung is transforming into semiconductor and systems company. Now we have more evidence that the…

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Azure Sphere: Drives Implementation of Azure IoT Edge Solution at Scale

By 2020, IoT connected devices are estimated to grow to 30 Billion units worldwide. With the increase in the number of connected devices, an estimate…

Qualcomm Begins Sampling mmWave Modules with Customers

Qualcomm announced today that the company is sampling mmWave modules to OEM’s who will embed the technology into 5G mobile handset devices. This is a…

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Cellular Connected Drones Will be the ‘iPhone Moment’ for Drone Industry

More than 10% of Drones will support eSIMs and advanced cellular connectivity by 2022 The drone market is expanding due to rise in the number of…

Bezel-less and Alternative Aspect Ratio Displays: new attempts at hardware differentiation

In a quest for increased display sizes and new forms of hardware differentiation, leading smartphone OEMs are turning to new solutions to increase…

Fingerprint Sensor is Becoming Standard Feature in Smartphones

More than one billion fingerprint sensor enabled smartphones will be shipped in 2018. The fingerprint sensor is likely to become the standard choice…

Q2 2017: Chinese Brands Now Contributing To Almost Half Of Global Smartphone Shipments

Smartphone shipments set second quarter record clocking 365 million units, growing 3% annually New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Buenos…

Q2 2017 Global smartphones: Chinese brand propelling growth outside of China

Global smartphone shipments grew 3% YoY in Q2 2017. The market continues to grow in single digits with the second half of 2017 expected to add…

Bezel-Free & Alternative Aspect Ratio Smartphones to Climb to 120 Million Units in 2017

In a quest for increased display sizes and new forms of hardware differentiation, leading smartphone OEMs are turning to new solutions to increase…

New Attempts at Hardware Differentiation : Bezel-Free & Alternative Aspect Ratio Smartphones

In a quest for increased display sizes and new forms of hardware differentiation, leading smartphone OEMs are turning to new solutions to increase…

Audio Tech: Cinderella’s Going to the Ball

With smartphones becoming the primary source of music for many consumers, handset OEMs have been steadily improving the audio quality of their…