Coronavirus global impact

Weekly Update: Global Coronavirus Impact and Implications

To receive weekly updates on the COVID-19 situation and our latest research straight to your inbox, click this link to register Click here for the…

Cellular IoT Module Forecast Counterpoint

Global Cellular IoT Module Shipments to Cross 780 Mn Units in 2024

North America will overtake Europe in 2024 to become the second largest market after China. 5G will lead in terms of value while NB-IoT will lead in…

Global Cellular IoT Module Market Q3 2020 Counterpoint

NB-IoT Module Share in Cellular IoT Module Shipments at Record 30% in Q3 2020

Quectel, Sierra Wireless, Thales and Telit controlled more than half of the global cellular IoT module revenue. Automotive, Router/CPE and…

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…

MediaTek Becomes Biggest Smartphone Chipset Vendor for First Time in Q3 2020

MediaTek Becomes Biggest Smartphone Chipset Vendor for First Time in Q3 2020

More than 100 million smartphones were sold globally with MediaTek chipsets in Q3 2020. Qualcomm led the market for 5G chipsets in Q3 2020. New…

Thales, G+D, ST Micro Lead eSIM Enablement Landscape

While Idemia, Valid and Truphone are fast-emerging enablers with growing reach, Workz and software-based eSIM providers Kigen and Oasis are this…

Samsung Note 20 Ultra Top-selling 5G Smartphone Globally in Sept 2020

The Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5G was the bestselling model globally in September 2020, capturing 5% share among all 5G models, according to Counterpoint…

Oculus Quest 2 usage review

Oculus Quest 2 Review – The Quest for Perfection Continues

Oculus launched the second generation Quest standalone VR device, Quest 2, on September 16th. Its price is attractive, starting at $299 for the 64GB…

IoT Module Use Cases

Quectel Widens Gap with Competition in Global Cellular IoT Module Market During COVID-hit Q2 2020

Quectel dominated global cellular IoT module market, capturing close to a third of the shipments in Q2 2020. Fibocom and u-blox made it to the top…

Qualcomm Leads Market Despite Losing Share to HiSilicon In Q2 2020

Qualcomm Leads Market Despite Losing Share to HiSilicon In Q2 2020

Huawei shipments in China increased, leading to a decline in Qualcomm market share. The tightening of restrictions on Huawei will hit HiSilicon…

Counterpoint Research

Qualcomm to Drive 5G in Mass Market Smartphones With Snapdragon 4 Series 5G Platform

Qualcomm is the leading supplier of smartphone system-on-chip (SoC) for modem-to-RF-antenna systems and has been extending this lead in the…

Counterpoint Semiconductor Giants Add Building Blocks for 5G Adoption (1)

Semiconductor Giants Add Building Blocks for 5G Adoption

There were three key announcements from semiconductor giants Qualcomm and MediaTek during IFA 2020. On the smartphone side, Qualcomm brought 5G into…

Cellular IoT Modules Market Q1 2020 Counterpoint

Global Cellular IoT Module Shipments Decline 28% Sequentially During Q1 2020

Quectel led the global cellular IoT module shipments with 28% market share during Q1 2020 Qualcomm led the global cellular IoT module chipset…

counterpoint Vivo X50 Pro review lead

Vivo X50 Pro: A Camera Disguised as a Smartphone

The Vivo X50 Pro comes with a unique camera gimbal stabilization mechanism. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 765G 5G SoC with 8GB RAM and 256GB…

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Set to Hit the Right Note With Fans

Samsung did a very admirable ‘Galaxy Unpacked 2020’ virtual event to unveil two new Note 20 smartphones, the foldable Galaxy Z Fold 2, two Galaxy Tab…

qualcomm snapdragon 865 plus

Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon 865+ Platform Improves Connectivity & Boosts Gaming Performance

The Snapdragon 865+ is the first mobile SoC to break the 3GHz barrier. It supports both Sub-6Ghz and mmWave 5G when paired with the X55 modem. The…

counterpoint vivo v19 review

Vivo V19: Good Cameras, Appealing Design & Long Battery Life

Vivo V19 comes with quad rear and dual front cameras. The smartphone is armed with a 4,500mAh battery. Vivo has also bundled a 33W fast charger with…

HiSilicon’s Loss is Qualcomm’s Gain in High-end Segment

The smartphone application processor market is dominated by Qualcomm. The company maintains its lead in the market by catering to all smartphone…