Forecast Analysis: Mobile Phones, Tablets and Consumer Electronics, Worldwide, 2012-2016, 4Q12 Update


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Macroeconomic conditions worsened in 4Q12, causing Gartner to lower the worldwide semiconductor revenue forecast to $297.6 billion for 2012 and $310.9 billion for 2013. Smartphones and media tablets will contribute 84% of semiconductor revenue growth in 2013 and are the segments to watch.

Table of Contents

  • Assumptions
    • General Assumptions and Forecast Updates, 4Q12
      • Digital STBs
      • LCD TVs
      • Media Tablets
      • Mobile Phones
      • Video Game Consoles
  • Analysis
    • Segmentation Updates Since Our 3Q12 Forecast
      • Changes in Unit Production by Application, 2012-2016
      • Equipment Categorization Changes
    • Forecast Update and Analysis for 4Q12
      • Digital STB Boxes
      • LCD TVs
      • Media Tablets
      • Mobile Phones
      • Video Game Consoles
  • Market Model
    • Forecast Components
      • Electronic Equipment Unit Production
      • Semiconductor Device Unit Content
      • Semiconductor Device ASPs
    • Influencing Factors
      • Channel Demand and End-Market Demand
      • Enterprise Budgets and Spending
      • Consumer Spending
      • System Design and Functional Integration
      • Features and Functions
      • Supply Versus Demand and Cost Reduction
      • R&D Spending
      • Capital Spending
    • Connections
      • Enterprise Budgets and Spending > Channel/End-Market Demand
      • Consumer Spending > Channel/End-Market Demand
      • Features and Functions > System Design
      • Device and Package Design > Functional Integration
      • Technology Node > Functional Integration
      • Device and Package Design > Features and Functions
      • Technology Node > Cost Reduction
      • Capital Spending > Manufacturing Utilization
  • Recommended Reading
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