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Personal Electronics Power-cycle: Smart-phones and Tablet Devices Drive Growth (with forecasts through 2016)

Smartphones and Tablet PCs sales are expected to accelerate along with other personal computing devices such as e-readers, ultra books and others. This is expected to drive the next major Power-cycle for major growth in the semiconductor industry. Mind Commerce anticipates these electronics to contribute $100B USD in revenues to the semiconductor industry in 2012 and this is expected to grow to $230B by 2016.

The report begins with a market overview and then transitions to an in-depth analysis of the key IC components that are used in the products with a BOM breakdown of the top products in the market. The mobile OS market share is evaluated with analysis of key market drivers, restraints and challenges that affect the market dynamics.

The research includes:

  • Assessment of technology trends shaping the industry with impact and drivers
  • Market assessment including five force analysis of the smartphone and tablet PC market
  • Geographic analysis of the overall market and market share by region including Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • Market share analysis of the key players in the smartphone and tablet PC markets including the competitive landscape of the overall market
  • Analysis of key business market dynamics including bargaining power of buyer, bargaining power of supplier, competition, and threat of substitute products
  • Revenue and volume based forecasting for the overall smartphone and tablet PC market for 2011 – 2016 including revenues and forecasts of the individual components embedded in the products
Target Audience:
  • Electronics industry professionals
  • Mobile and wireless communications suppliers
  • Mobile network operators and service providers
  • Consumer electronics merchandisers and application providers


General Methodology

Mind Commerce Publishing's research methodology encompasses input from a wide variety of sources.

We rely heavily upon our Subject Matter Experts (SME) in terms of their market knowledge, unique perspective, and vision. We utilize SME industry contacts as well as previous customers and participants in our market surveys and interactive interviews.

In addition, we rely upon our extensive internal database, which contains modeling, qualitative analysis, and quantitative data. We review secondary sources and compare to our primary sources to update previous findings (for prior version reports) and/or compile baseline information for technology and market modeling.

We share preliminary models with industry contacts (select previous clients, experts, and thought leaders) to verify the veracity of initial modeling. Prior to final report production (analysis, findings, and conclusions), we engage in an internal review with internal SMEs as well as cross-expertise, senior staff members to challenge results.

We believe that forecasts should be prepared as part of an integrated process which involves both quantitative as well as qualitative factors. We follow the following 3-step process for forecasting.

Forecasting Methodology

Step 1 - Forecasts Input: The inputs for the present and historical revenues are derived from industry players. Financial and other quantitative data for individual sub-market categories are derived from original research and tested with interviews with major industry constituents.

Step 2 - Forecasting of Future Years: Mind Commerce extends forecasts based on a variety of factors including demand drivers as well as supply side data. Key success factors and assumptions are considered.

Step 3 - Validation of Data: The final step is to validate projections, which is accomplished in consultation with both internal and external industry experts, including both topic and regional experts. Adjustments are made to the forecasts based on factors identified throughout this process.


1. Introduction
1.1. Executive Summary
2. Global Tablet PCs and Smartphones Market Overview
2.1. Market Overview
2.2. Current Top Products Review
2.3. Key IC Components Analysis
2.4. Mobile OS market share Analysis
3. Global Tablet PCs and Smartphones – Market Dynamics
3.1. Market Drivers
3.1.1. Deployment of New Wireless Standards including LTE
3.1.2. Prevalence of the Product Subsidization Model between Network Operators and Manufacturers Contributes to Higher Sales
3.1.3. Demand from Enterprise, Healthcare and Retail Markets for Tablet Computing Devices
3.1.4. Educational Market Demand for Tablet Computing Devices
3.1.5. Replacement of Desktop Computers with Tablet Devices
3.1.6. Increase in Sales of Wireless Connection Devices including WiFi Routers
3.1.7. Opportunity from Owners of both Smartphones and Tablet PCs
3.1.8. Rise in Mobile and Broadband Subscriptions
3.2. Market Restraints
3.2.1. Shortage of Supply Chain Components including Display and Mems
3.2.2. Drop in ASP of Phones and Tablets will Affect Profit Margins
3.2.3. Higher Smartphone Market Penetration Rates Dependent Directly on Availability of Efficient Mobile Networks and Affordability
3.2.4. US Smartphone Business Model will have a Negative Impact on Profits
3.2.5. Reduction in Product Cycles Challenges OEM
3.2.6. Sale of Legitimate White Box Products and Counterfeit Devices will affect Sales of Smartphones and Tablet PCs
3.3. Future Technology Trends
3.3.1. Increasing use of Combo Chips in Smartphones and Tablet PCs
3.3.2. Introduction of Products with Features (Pico Projectors and 3D Viewing)
3.3.3. NFC Embedded into Products to Contribute to the Trend of Mobile E-commerce
4. Global Tablet PCs and Smartphones Market – Porter’s Five Force Analysis
5. Global Tablet PCs and Smartphones Market – Sales Analysis and Forecasts, 2011 – 2016
5.1. Tablet PC Market, Sales Revenues and Forecasts, 2011 – 2016
5.2. Smartphone Market, Sales Revenues and Forecasts, 2011 – 2016
6. Global Tablet PCs and Smartphones Market – Component Analysis and Forecasts, 2011 – 2016
6.1. Application Processor
Application Processor, Smartphones and Tablet PCs, Sales Revenue
6.2. Baseband Processor
6.2.1. Tablet PCs
6.2.2. Smartphones
6.3. NAND Memory
6.3.1. Tablet PCs
6.3.2. Smartphones
6.4. DRAM Market
6.4.1. Tablet PCs
DRAM Market, Tablet PCs, Sales Revenue
6.4.2. Smartphones
DRAM Market, Smartphones, Sales Revenue
6.5. Display Market
6.5.1. Tablet PCs
Display Market, Tablet PCs, Sales Revenue
6.5.2. Smartphones
6.6. Touchscreen Market
6.6.1. Tablet PCs
6.6.2. Smartphones
6.7. Camera Market
6.7.1. Tablet PCs
6.7.2. Smartphones
6.8. User Interface and Sensors Market
6.8.1. Tablet PCs
6.8.2. Smartphones
6.9. Power Management IC Market
6.9.1. Tablet PCs
6.9.2. Smartphones
6.10. Connectivity IC Market
6.10.1. Tablet PCs
6.10.2. Smartphones
6.11. Battery Market
6.11.1. Tablet PCs
6.11.2. Smartphones
7. Global Tablet PCs and Smartphones Market – Geographic Analysis and Forecasts
8. Global Tablet PCs and Smartphones Market, Competitive Analysis, 2011

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