Smartphone Trends: More Memory, More Market Share

Smartphones have (and are) becoming advanced computers as the software, hardware, services and user needs mature to a point it almost are replacing…

CES 2017-Day 1: highlights

Alexa is stealing the show Amazon’s Alexa is everywhere at CES 2017: China’s Huawei has added Alexa to its flagship Mate 9 smartphone; LG has put…

Run-up to CES 2017

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) gets under way on 5th of January. We have a team of analysts present at the event meeting with tech companies…

MediaTek Enters Samsung’s Supply Chain

Samsung the largest mobile manufacturer in the world launched its J2 Prime mobile phone recently. Like any other J series mobile phone available in…

Next Phase of ‘Make in India’ Beckons as India to Consume US$80 Billion worth Total Mobile Phone Components Over Next Five Years

A joint study from IIM Bangalore and Counterpoint Researchers, released here today, analyzes the current state of mobile phone manufacturing in India…

Meet Counterpoint at Mobile Phone Industry Chain Summit 2016 on Nov 25th in Shenzhen, China

Counterpoint Research and Reed Exhibitions Kuozhan Shanghai Co., Ltd. are jointly holding the “Mobile Phone Industry Chain Summit 2016” on Nov 25th…

With Dual Cameras, Mobile Devices Getting Closer To Human Eyes

In September, Apple unveiled its new iPhone as usual.  Once again this year it was hard for Apple to keep most of the changes under wraps.  As…

Storage Solution Trends in the Consumer Notebook Market

Since 2010, the PC industry has seen the rise of thinner and lighter PC form factors. Progress comes thanks to semiconductors based on advanced…

Make In India: Intex Expanding Mobile Phone Manufacturing

Intex started its journey as an IT accessory supplier and has grown in to a full-fledged consumer electronics and durables giant with portfolio…

Market Pulse || July 2016 Edition

Today we published the July edition of our popular Market Pulse report. This edition covers the market for June 2016. The key takeaways in this…

Softbank’s To Buy ARM For $32 Billion

The global leader in smartphone chip design, UK-based ARM confirmed on Monday it agreed to a $32 billion acquisition offer from Japan's tech giant…

USB Type C Penetration in Smartphones

USB type C adapters penetration in 2015 were mostly driven by Chinese players like LeTV, OnePlus, Xiaomi, QiKU, and Nexus smartphones. In 2016 we…

Fingerprint Sensor Penetration in Smartphones

Apple has been the key driver in the fingerprint sensor penetration since it first adopted it in 2013. In 2016 we expect most flagship smartphones to…

Application Processor Ecosystem Landscape-Past, Present & Future

2015 saw dramatic developments in the chipset landscape. 2016 will be more interesting year from many perspectives. We shall see increased…

Qualcomm Goes All In With Revolutionary “All Mode” RF Solutions

Qualcomm (QCOM) is taking a page from the pharma industry playbook---bypassing their customers and marketing straight to end consumers.  Right from…

LTE Is Eating The World

The connected era is here and this is being possible by the evolving cellular network infrastructure, flatter all-IP scalable core network and…

CES 2015 – the show that grows

The Consumer Electronics Show that kicks off the year in resounding style was larger than this year. Its size and diversity mirrors the rapidly…

TSMC Q4 2014 : Record Revenues Signals Big iPhone Quarter

As we highlighted in our insight post last quarter, TSMC is an important semiconductor company to track to understand the underlying growth trends in…