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Market Trends: The Future of Premium Ultramobile Features Integration, 2015 Update

Published: 19 October 2015

ID: G00271891

Analyst(s): Amy Teng , Hiroyuki Shimizu, Adriana Blanco, Masao Kuniba, Ben Lee , Nathan Nuttall , Joseph Unsworth


The premium ultramobile market has emerged as the most promising platform in PCs and will dominate PCs by 2019. Semiconductor vendors should examine features to integrate into traditional notebooks to match the market trends over the next five years.

Table Of Contents


  • Premium Ultramobile Unit Production Will Triple the Size of 2014 Production by 2019

Market Trend

  • Premium Ultramobiles Will Be Mainstream PCs; Price Will Be a Key Issue
  • Technology Trend
    • SoC Processors
    • Flash-Based Storage Solutions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Bluetooth 4.x
    • Near Field Communication
    • 4K Display
    • MEMS Sensors
    • Touchscreens
    • 3D Camera
    • Wireless Charging

Contrarian View

  • Slow Evolution of Premium Ultramobile Components May Delay Growth

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