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Smartphone System on Chip Market Development Trends, 2018 and Beyond

Smartphone System on Chip Market Development Trends, 2018 and Beyond

Smartphone shipment volume amounted to 1.5 billion units in 2018, similar to 2017. Although the saturation of the smartphone market has affected the smartphone SoC (System on Chip) market, Apple, Samsung, and Huawei still managed to retain the top three positions in 2018. This report provides an overview of the smartphone and smartphone SoC markets, competitor and technological development analysis of major chipmakers - Apple, Hisilicon, and Qualcomm, and examines future trends of smartphone SoCs in 2019 and beyond.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • DEVELOPMENT OF SMARTPHONE AND SOC MARKET
    • Chinese Brands' Global Share Keeps Rising Amid Market Saturation
    • Adoption of Brands' In-house SoCs in High-end Smartphones Increasing
    • Qualcomm's Position in Mid-Range and Entry-level Smartphone SoC Markets Remains Unchallenged
  • DEVELOPMENT OF SYSTEM ON CHIP PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES
    • Apple Still Leads in Technology While Competition between Hisilicon and Qualcomm Remains Intense
      • Table Speed Comparison of System on Chips from Intel, Hisilicon Samsung, and Qualcomm
    • Apple and Hisilicon Pioneer in Neural Network Computing
      • Table Comparison of Neural Network Architecture of System on Chips
    • Qualcomm Remains Leader in Mid-range and Value-line Smartphone SoC Markets
  • FUTURE TRENDS OF SMARTPHONES AND CHIPS
    • 5G Chips Evolving towards Faster Speed
    • 5G Chip Sales May Still Under Cost Pressure
    • Key Smartphone Differentiators to Lie in Advanced Voice Assistant and Smart Management
    • Chip Design Houses Should Secure Market Positions by Partnering with IP Providers and Software Developers
  • MIC PERSPECTIVE
    • Phone Brands' In-house SoCs Mostly for High-end Phones While Qualcomm's SoCs Mainly for Mid-range and Value-line Phones
    • Apple and Qualcomm as Largest Chip Vendors for iOS and Android Devices
    • Price as Key Factor to Develop 5G Smartphone SoC Market
  • APPENDIX
    • Glossary of Terms
    • List of Companies

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