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…

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Weekly Update: Global Coronavirus Impact and Implications

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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…

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

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…

Chinese Brands Set to Challenge Samsung in LATAM

Chinese Brands Set to Challenge Samsung in LATAM

Latin America’s smartphone market dynamics have changed significantly in 2020.  Sales plunged in H1 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic forced closure of…

Counterpoint-Blockchain, IoT to Streamline Global COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Blockchain, IoT to Streamline Global COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Blockchain-based solutions for managing secure databases for the supply chain management of the COVID-19 vaccine, along with IoT solutions such as…

Counterpoint: Uber Aurora AV autonomous vehicle deal analysis

Uber ATG-Aurora Deal is Win-Win for Both

Uber is selling its self-driving division ATG to autonomous vehicle (AV) start-up Aurora. Uber will also take a 26% stake in Aurora and invest $400…

INFOGRAPHIC: Q3-2020 | MOBILE MARKET MONITOR

INFOGRAPHIC: Q3-2020 | MOBILE MARKET MONITOR

Our Q3-2020 Market Monitor report has been published. We release one Infographic in each quarter to summarize the mobile handset market activities in…

Counterpoint: China to lead the world in 5G connected cars

Government Push to Make China a Leader in 5G Connected Cars

Increasing need for real-time cloud computing and fast cloud-car communication is creating a market for 5G-enabled connected cars. Counterpoint…

First O-RAN Private Network in Germany?

As the largest industrial market, Germany is leading the charge in advancing Industry 4.0 transformation in Europe. The German regulator BNetzA has…