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Global and Taiwanese Mobile Phone Application IC Industry Outlook, 2012 and Beyond

Abstract

In the face of the declining growth in the global feature phone market after the market reaches its maturity, Smartphone application Ics are expected to play a key role in bolstering the future growth of the mobile phone application IC industry. With their competitiveness in the low- and mid-priced Smartphone segments, Taiwanese mobile phone application IC suppliers are expected to benefit from the increasingly rapid growth in those segments. This report provides insight into the development trends of the low- and mid-priced segments of the Smartphone market and the impact of those trends on corresponding IC suppliers in Taiwan, Europe, the United States and China.

Table of Contents

1. Low- and Mid-priced Smartphone Market Development

  • 1.1 Market Scale
    • 11.1.1 Market Value Expected to Hit 640 Billion in 2016
    • 1.1.2 China Alone Becoming One of the Biggest Low- and Mid-priced Smartphone Markets
    • 1.1.3 Low- and Mid-priced WCDMA Smartphone Share to Hit Over 60% in 2012
  • 1.2 Major Players and Product Specifications
    • 1.2.1 Chinese Vendors' Market Share on the Rise
    • 1.2.2 1GHz Low- and Mid-priced Smartphone Processor Becoming Mainstream in 2012

2. Taiwanese Mobile Communication IC Industry Development

  • 2.1 Shipment Value
    • 2.1.1 Taiwanese Chipmakers' Share in Global Smartphone Application ICs Only 10%
    • 2.1.1 Feature Phone Shipment Decline Significantly Affects Taiwanese IC Shipment Value in 2011
  • 2.2 Major IC Suppliers' Development in Smartphone Applications
    • 2.2.1 Mediatek's WCDMA and TD Solutions Break into the Supply Chain of Chinese Telecom Operators
    • 2.2.2. MStar's WCDMA/TD Combo Solution Slated for Shipment in 2012
    • 2.2.3 Via Telecom's EVDO Baseband ICs Aim at the Smartphone Market

3. International Baseband IC Suppliers' Development in Smartphone Applications

  • 3.1 US and European Suppliers
    • 3.1.1 Qualcomm Dominates the Value-line and Mid-range WCDMA and EVDO Markets
    • 3.1.2 Broadcom, Marvell, ST-Ericsson Have Their Footholds in Low- and Mid-priced Smartphone
    • 3.1.3 Intel, Nvidia Both Aim to Develop the Low- and Mid-priced Smartphone Market
  • 3.2 Chinese Vendors
    • 3.2.1 Spreadtrum Focusing on TD Smartphones in 2012
    • 3.2.2 Huawei Embraces HiSilicon's Quad-core Application Processor
    • 3.2.3 Leadcore Launches TD Smartphone Solution with Inferior Specs

4. Development Trends of Taiwanese and International Players in the Smartphone Application IC Market

  • 4.1 WCDMA Market
    • 4.1.1 Taiwanese Players Focusing on the Low-priced WCDMA Smartphone IC Market
    • 4.1.2 Qualcomm Strives to Maintain its Market Leadership
    • 4.1.2 International Chipmakers' Partnerships with Chinese Vendors to Put Taiwanese IC Suppliers at Disadvantage
  • 4.2 TD-SCD MA and EVDO Markets
    • 4.2.1 Marvell, Spreadtrum and Mediatek Key Players in TD-SCDMA Smartphone IC Market
    • 4.2.2 E Qualcomm Leads in EVDO Smartphone IC Development

5. Outlook for the Taiwanese Mobile Communications IC Industry

  • 5.1 Taiwan Mobile Communications IC Industry to Regain Momentum on Low- and Mid-price Smartphone Growth
  • 5.2 Taiwanese Mobile Phone IC Suppliers Face Challenges to Regain Reign in the Feature Phone Market
  • MIC Perspective

Appendix

List of Topics

  • The current status of low- and mid-price segments of the Smartphone market, with market scale, major players and their product specs included.
  • Taiwanese mobile communication IC Industry development, inclusive of shipment value and major IC suppliers such as Mediatek, MStar, and Via Telecom
  • International baseband IC suppliers' development in Smartphone applications including the US and European suppliers such as Qualcomm, Broadcom, Intel and Nvidia; Chinese suppliers such as Spreadtrum, HiSilicon, and Leadcore
  • Taiwanese and International players in the Smartphone application IC market development trends by technology including WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, and EVDO
  • Companies and organizations analyzed or mentioned in the report include:
  • Apple, ASTwireless, Broadcom, Chengdu Traicio, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Coolpad, Datang Telecom, Google, HiSilicon, HT mMobile, Huawei, Icera, Intel, Lave, Leadcore, Lenovo, LG, Marvell, Mediatek, MobilePeak, Motorola, MStar, Nokia, Nvidia, Orange, Qualcomm, Samsung, Silicon Motion, Spreadtrum, ST-Ericsson, ST-NXP Wireless, T3G, Texas Instruments, ThunderSoft, Via Telecom, Wind River, ZTE

List of Figures

  • Figure 1 Worldwide Smartphone Market Shipment Volume and Retail Price Ranges, 2010 - 2016
  • Figure 2 Shipment Value of the Taiwanese Mobile Communications IC Industry, 2008 - 2011
  • Figure 3 WCDMA Smartphone Baseband IC Suppliers and Their Target Markets
  • Figure 4 TD-SCDMA Smartphone Baseband IC Suppliers and Their Target Markets

List of Tables

  • Major 1,000 RMB 3G Smartphones Launched by Chinese Telecom Operators in 2011
  • Leading Taiwanese Mobile Communications IC Solution Suppliers, Their Product Lineups, and Shipment Schedule
  • Mediatek's Low- and Mid-priced WCDMA/TD-SCDMA Smartphone Application IC Lineups, 2011 - 2013
  • Spreadtrum's Low- and Mid-priced TD-SCDMA/WCDMA Smartphone Application IC Lineups, 2011 - 2013
  • Major Baseband IC Suppliers' 3G Smartphone Application IC Lineups and Their Chinese Clients
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