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Market Trends: The Future of Mobile PC Feature Integration, 2014 Update

Published: 23 October 2014

ID: G00270881

Analyst(s): Adriana Blanco, Ben Lee, Mark Hung, Sergis Mushell, Andrew Norwood, Joseph Unsworth, Amy Teng, Jamie Wang

Summary

Gartner predicts that mobility, power consumption, wireless connectivity and data-transferring technologies will be the focus of improvement features. Semiconductor vendors should examine new functionalities (3D cameras, wireless charging) to integrate into mobile PCs over the next five years.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

  • Mobile PC Production Will Recover, Indicating Positive Growth During 2014

Market Trend

  • Advanced Features and Mobile PC Applications Will Tempt Users to Replace PCs With Tablets
  • Technology Trend
    • SoC Processors
    • DRAM
    • Flash-Based Storage Solutions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Bluetooth 4.x
    • Near Field Communication
    • MEMS Sensors
    • Touchscreens
    • 3D Camera
    • Wireless Charging

Contrarian View

  • Basic and Utility Ultramobiles Might Further Cannibalize From Mobile PCs

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