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Competitive Landscape: Baseband Semiconductor Suppliers, China

Published: 26 April 2012

ID: G00227270

Analyst(s): Jon Erensen , Roger Sheng , Mark Hung

Summary

China is the largest market for baseband providers, but it is high-risk with intense price competition and varying requirements from phone makers. Winning providers will need to customize their product offerings in this complicated multistandard market.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • 2G Baseband Market — High Volume but Low ASP
    • 3G Baseband Market — CSPs Lead Market Demand
    • WCDMA/UMTS Is the Biggest Market, Dominated by Qualcomm
    • TD-SCDMA Sees Strong Growth From Low-Cost Devices
    • CDMA-EVDO Dominated by Qualcomm
    • The Booming Low-Cost Smartphone Market Will Be Led by Providers With Integrated Solutions
    • Specific Requirements — Turnkey, Dual-Mode and Multi-SIM
    • The Data Modem Market Maintains Steady Growth
  • Market Players
  • The Future of Competition
    • The 2G Feature Phone Market Is Moving to Smartphones
    • High Integration and Process Migration Will Prevent Profit Erosion
    • 3G Wireless Connection Demand Provides a Potential Growth Market
    • 4G LTE Data Modem Market Ramp Up Will Happen Earlier Than That of 4G Mobile Handsets
  • Competitor Profiles
    • Qualcomm
    • MediaTek
    • Spreadtrum Communications
    • Intel
    • Broadcom
    • Marvell Technology Group
    • ST-Ericsson
    • MStar Semiconductor
    • Leadcore Technology
    • RDA Microelectronics (Coolsand)
    • VIA Telecom
    • Nvidia

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