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Market Trends: The Future of Premium Ultramobile Feature Integration, 2016 Update

Published: 27 September 2016

ID: G00294883

Analyst(s): Andrew Phillips, Claire Wen, Joseph Unsworth , Hiroyuki Shimizu, Ben Lee , Adriana Blanco, Amy Teng , Nathan Nuttall


Premium ultramobiles will dominate mobile PC platforms by 2020. But semiconductor product marketing managers must demonstrate continual price declines, reduced form factors and lower power consumption to achieve design-ins into this mass market.

Table Of Contents


  • Premium Ultramobile Unit Production Will Double by 2020

Market Trend

  • Premium Ultramobiles Will Be Mainstream PCs
  • Technology Trend
    • SoC Processors
    • Flash-Based Storage Solutions
    • Wi-Fi
    • Near Field Communication
    • Type C
    • UHD 4K Display
    • MEMS Sensors
    • Touchscreens
    • 3D Cameras

Contrarian View

  • Slow Evolution of Premium Ultramobile Components May Delay Growth

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