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Forecast Overview: Mobile Phone Production and Semiconductors, Worldwide, 2016

Published: 24 June 2016

ID: G00297400

Analyst(s): Jon Erensen , Roger Sheng

Summary

Mobile phones represent the single largest application for the semiconductor market, but the market is maturing. Two key trends continue to drive mobile phone unit production and semiconductor markets — the transition from traditional mobile phones to smartphones and the adoption of 4G LTE.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Market Description

  • The Rise of the Smartphone
  • The Turnkey Business Model
  • The Role of Wireless Service Providers
  • Mobile Phone Semiconductors
  • Phone Mix Implications for the Semiconductor Market
    • Premium Smartphones
    • Basic Smartphones
    • Utility Smartphones
    • Traditional Phones
    • The Transition to 4G LTE
    • High-Performance Application Processors
    • Image Capture and Sensor Proliferation

Foundational Assumptions

  • End-Market Demand
  • Mobile Phone Price Points
  • Features and Functions
  • Wireless Carrier Roadmap
  • System Design
  • Functional Integration

Market Model or Methodology

  • Forecast Components
    • Mobile Phone Unit Production
    • Mobile Phone Semiconductor Device Unit Content
    • Mobile Phone Semiconductor Device ASPs
  • Influencing Factors
    • Carrier Subsidies/Promotions
    • End-Market Demand
    • System Design and Functional Integration
    • Features and Functions
    • Supply and Demand and Cost Reduction
    • Semiconductor R&D Spending
    • Capital Spending
  • Connections
    • Enterprise Spending > 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

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