Global Wireless Chipsets for Mobile Devices Industry

Feb 10, 2016, 13:41 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Wireless Chipsets for Mobile Devices in Thousand Units by the following Device Types: Smartphones, Tablets, and Others. The Global market is also analyzed by the following Technologies: Integrated Baseband & Application Processor, Discrete Application Processor, and Discrete Basebands. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a four-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 32 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Altair Semiconductor, Inc.
Apple Inc.
Intel Corporation
Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
MediaTek Inc.

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I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 Disclaimers.............. I-2 Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3 Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW.............. II-1 Mobile Communications Industry: A Prelude II-1 Key Milestones in the Telecom Industry II-2 Continued Rise in Mobile technology to Drive Market Prospects for Wireless Chipsets..............II-2 Table 1: Global Mobile Telecommunications Sector (2014): Number of Mobile Cellular Subscriptions and Active Mobile Broadband Subscriptions for the Americas, Europe, CIS Countries, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3 Current & Future Analysis..............II-4

2. MARKET TRENDS & ISSUES..............II-5 High-Speed Networks Emerge to Support Growing Use of Internet Based Data Services..............II-5 LTE Makes its Mark in the World of 'Pre-4G' Networks II-5 Sales of Mobile Devices Decelerate II-6 Baseband Chipset Market to Continue Rising II-7 Standalone versus Integrated Processors II-7 Integration Solutions to Gain Ground in Connectivity Technologies II-7 Integrated Baseband and Application Chipsets Launched by Select Leading Companies: 2012-2015 II-8 WiMAX Paves Way to LTE Technology II-8 Rising LTE adoption Worldwide to Spur Chipset Sales II-9 Table 2: World LTE Connections in Millions: 2014-2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10 Manufacturers Prepare for LTE War II-10 A Comparison of Select Integrated LTE Chipsets of Qualcomm, MediaTek and Marvell..............II-11 Demand for Connectivity Chipsets to Soar II-11 Growing Applications and Protocols to Surge Wi-Fi Chipset Demand II-12 Evolution of IEEE 802.11 Standards II-12 Use of Innovative Technologies Gains Traction in Wi-Fi Space II-13 Introduction of Wave 2 Radios and Innovative Technologies to Fuel Growth for WLAN Market..............II-13 Low-power Consumption Sets off WiGig Chipset War II-13 Growing Demand for Low-End Smartphones - A Major Challenge II-14 LTE Brings In Pool of Challenges for Chip Makers II-14 Heavy Development Costs..............II-14 Increasing Time-To-Market..............II-14

3. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE..............II-15 Tough Competition Leads to Consolidation in Mobile Chipset Sector II-15 Increasing Competition Leads to Aggressive Chip Pricing II-16 Are OEMs' Chipsets A Threat to Merchant Chipsets? II-16 Qualcomm - The Leader in Wireless Chipsets II-16 Leading Players.............. II-17 Qualcomm Dominates the Cellular Baseband Market II-17 Table 3: Leading Players in the Cellular Baseband Processor Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for MediaTek, Qualcomm and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-18 Qualcomm Leads Smartphone Application Processor Space II-18 Table 4: Leading Players in the Smartphone Application Processor Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Apple, MediaTek, Qualcomm and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-18 Apple Takes the Lead in Tablet Processors II-19 Table 5: Leading Players in the Tablet Application Processor Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Apple, Intel, Qualcomm and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-19

Table 6: Leading Players in the Tablet Chipset Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Apple, Allwinner, Intel, MediaTek, Qualcomm, Rockchip, Samsung and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20 Qualcomm - The Clear Leader in LTE Chipset Market II-20 Innovation Keeps Qualcomm Still in Command II-20 Qualcomm Faces Issues in China..............II-21 MediaTek - Emerging as a Challenger to the Industry Bigwigs II-22 MediaTek Challenges Qualcomm in High-end Chipsets II-22 Broadcom Exits Cellular Chipset Business, Focuses on Connectivity Chips.............. II-23 Broadcom Transforms the Wireless Charging Space with a New Chip II-23

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW.............. II-24 Wireless Chipsets.............. II-24 Application Processors..............II-24 Advantages of the discrete applications processor architecture: II-24 Baseband Processors..............II-24 Integrated Baseband & Application Processors II-25

5. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-26 MediaTek Rolls Out MT3188..............II-26 Broadcom Launches 5G WiFi Combo Chip, BCM4359 II-26 Integrated Device Introduces New Wireless Power Chipset II-26 MediaTek Launches MT6595 4G LTE Chipset in India II-26 Broadcom Launches High Performance Power Management Unit, BCM59350.............. II-26 Marvell Launches Armada PXA1928 SoC II-27 GainSpan® Introduces GS2000 Chip II-27

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY..............II-28 Qualcomm to Partner with Samsung for Novel Snapdragon 820 chipset II-28 Intel Invests in Chinese Chip Company - Tsinghua Unigroup II-28 Qualcomm Acquires Wilocity..............II-28 Qualcomm Acquires Black Sand Technologies II-28 Broadcom Acquires LTE-Related Assets from Affiliates of Renesas II-28

7. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS..............II-29 Altair Semiconductor, Inc. (Israel) II-29 Apple Inc. (US).............. II-29 Intel Corporation (US)..............II-29 Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (Bermuda) II-30 MediaTek Inc. (Taiwan)..............II-30 Qualcomm Incorporated (US)..............II-31 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea) II-32 Sequans Communications (France)..............II-32 Spreadtrum Communications, Inc. (China) II-33

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE..............II-34 Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-34

Table 8: World Historic Review for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35

Table 9: World 11-Year Perspective for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-36

Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Smartphones using Wireless Chipsets by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 11: World Historic Review for Smartphones using Wireless Chipsets by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 12: World 11-Year Perspective for Smartphones using Wireless Chipsets by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-39

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Tablets using Wireless Chipsets by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 14: World Historic Review for Tablets using Wireless Chipsets by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 15: World 11-Year Perspective for Tablets using Wireless Chipsets by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Other Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-43

Table 17: World Historic Review for Other Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 18: World 11-Year Perspective for Other Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-45

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Wireless Chipsets for Mobile Devices by Technology - Integrated Baseband & Application Processors, Discrete Application Processors and Discrete Baseband Processors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-46

Table 20: World Historic Review for Wireless Chipsets for Mobile Devices by Technology - Integrated Baseband & Application Processors, Discrete Application Processors and Discrete Baseband Processors Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 21: World 11-Year Perspective for Wireless Chipsets for Mobile Devices by Technology - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Integrated Baseband & Application Processors, Discrete Application Processors and Discrete Baseband Processors Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-48

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES.............. III-1 A.Market Analysis.............. III-1 Current & Future Analysis..............III-1 Smartphone Sales Continue to Rise III-1 Table 22: US Internet Usage Trends Among Smartphone Owners: Percentage Share Breakdown of Internet Users by Key Demographics: 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2 Product Launches..............III-3 Strategic Corporate Developments III-4 Key Players.............. III-5 B.Market Analytics..............III-7 Table 23: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 24: US Historic Review for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 25: US 11-Year Perspective for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

2. CANADA.............. III-10 A.Market Analysis.............. III-10 Current & Future Analysis..............III-10 Key Statistical Findings..............III-10 Table 26: Canadian Internet Usage Trends Among Smartphone Owners: Percentage Share Breakdown of Internet Users by Key Demographics: 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10 B.Market Analytics..............III-11 Table 27: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 28: Canadian Historic Review for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 29: Canadian 11-Year Perspective for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-13

3. JAPAN.............. III-14 A.Market Analysis.............. III-14 Current & Future Analysis..............III-14 An Overview of the Japanese Smartphone Market III-14 Key Statistical Findings..............III-15 Table 30: Japanese Internet Usage Trends Among Smartphone Owners: Percentage Share Breakdown of Internet Users by Key Demographics: 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15 B.Market Analytics..............III-16 Table 31: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 32: Japanese Historic Review for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 33: Japanese 11-Year Perspective for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-18

4. EUROPE.............. III-19 Market Analysis.............. III-19 Table 34: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of European Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 35: European Historic Review for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of European Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-21

Table 36: European 11-Year Perspective for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of European Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 37: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 38: European Historic Review for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 39: European 11-Year Perspective for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-25

4a. FRANCE.............. III-26 A.Market Analysis.............. III-26 Current & Future Analysis..............III-26 Key Statistical Findings..............III-26 Table 40: French Internet Usage Trends Among Smartphone Owners: Percentage Share Breakdown of Internet Users by Key Demographics: 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26 Sequans Communications - A Key France-based Wireless Chipset Company.............. III-27 B.Market Analytics..............III-28 Table 41: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 42: French Historic Review for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 43: French 11-Year Perspective for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-30

4b. GERMANY.............. III-31 A.Market Analysis.............. III-31 Current & Future Analysis..............III-31 Key Statistical Findings..............III-31 Table 44: German Internet Usage Trends Among Smartphone Owners: Percentage Share Breakdown of Internet Users by Key Demographics: 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31 B.Market Analytics..............III-32 Table 45: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 46: German Historic Review for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 47: German 11-Year Perspective for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-34

4c. ITALY.............. III-35 A.Market Analysis.............. III-35 Current & Future Analysis..............III-35 Key Statistical Findings..............III-35 Table 48: Italian Internet Usage Trends Among Smartphone Owners: Percentage Share Breakdown of Internet Users by Key Demographics: 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35 B.Market Analytics..............III-36 Table 49: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 50: Italian Historic Review for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 51: Italian 11-Year Perspective for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-38

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM..............III-39 A.Market Analysis.............. III-39 Current & Future Analysis..............III-39 Key Statistical Findings..............III-39 Table 52: UK Internet Usage Trends Among Smartphone Owners: Percentage Share Breakdown of Internet Users by Key Demographics: 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39 B.Market Analytics..............III-40 Table 53: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 54: UK Historic Review for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 55: UK 11-Year Perspective for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

4e. SPAIN.............. III-43 A.Market Analysis.............. III-43 Current & Future Analysis..............III-43 Key Statistical Findings..............III-43 Table 56: Spanish Internet Usage Trends Among Smartphone Owners: Percentage Share Breakdown of Internet Users by Key Demographics: 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43 B.Market Analytics..............III-44 Table 57: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 58: Spanish Historic Review for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 59: Spanish 11-Year Perspective for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-46

4f. RUSSIA.............. III-47 A.Market Analysis.............. III-47 Current & Future Analysis..............III-47 Key Statistical Findings..............III-47 Table 60: Russian Internet Usage Trends Among Smartphone Owners: Percentage Share Breakdown of Internet Users by Key Demographics: 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47 B.Market Analytics..............III-48 Table 61: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 62: Russian Historic Review for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 63: Russian 11-Year Perspective for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-50

4g. REST OF EUROPE.............. III-51 Market Analysis.............. III-51 Table 64: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-51

Table 65: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 66: Rest of Europe 11-Year Perspective for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-53

5. ASIA-PACIFIC.............. III-54 A.Market Analysis.............. III-54 Current & Future Analysis..............III-54 Overview of the Asia-Pacific Smartphone Market III-54 Asian Countries to Turbo Charge Future Growth in the Market III-54 China: The World's Largest Smartphones Market III-55 India: The Fastest Growing Smartphone Market in the World III-55 India & China: Two Countries with the Largest Young Population Offer Significant Opportunities III-56 Leading Regional Smartphone Vendors in Asia (2014): Company Name, Domicile Country and Brief Profile III-57 B.Market Analytics..............III-59 Table 67: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Geographic Region - China, India, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 68: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Geographic Region - China, India, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 69: Asia-Pacific 11-Year Perspective for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for China, India, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 70: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-62

Table 71: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 72: Asia-Pacific 11-Year Perspective for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-64

5a. CHINA.............. III-65 A.Market Analysis.............. III-65 Current & Future Analysis..............III-65 Chinese Government Increases Focus on Domestic Industry III-65 Growing Activity in the Chinese LTE Chipset Space III-65 Qualcomm Faces Rough Weather in China III-66 Qualcomm Leads Chinese Smartphone Processor Market III-67 Table 73: Leading Players in the Chinese Smartphone Processors Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for MediaTek, Qualcomm, Spreadtrum and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-67 Overview of the Chinese Smartphone Market III-67 Feature Phones Give Way to Smartphones, Particularly Low- end Smartphones.............. III-67 Cost-Effectiveness Remains Key to Success in the Chinese Market.............. III-67 Screen Size Drive Smartphone Success III-68 Evolution and Transition of Air Interface Technologies to Drive Growth in the Chinese Market III-68 Local Vendors Spice-Up the Chinese Smartphone Market III-68 Key Statistical Findings..............III-69 Table 74: Chinese Internet Usage Trends Among Smartphone Owners: Percentage Share Breakdown of Internet Users by Key Demographics: 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69 Strategic Corporate Development III-70 Spreadtrum Communications, Inc. - A Key Chipset Manufacturer in China.............. III-70 B.Market Analytics..............III-71 Table 75: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

Table 76: Chinese Historic Review for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

Table 77: Chinese 11-Year Perspective for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-73

5b. INDIA.............. III-74 A.Market Analysis.............. III-74 Current & Future Analysis..............III-74 Availability of Low-Cost 4G LTE Handsets to Boost Chip Consumption.............. III-74 A Focus on Competitive Landscape in the 4G Handset and Chipset Market (India)..............III-75 Table 78: Leading Players in the Indian LTE Smartphone Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Shipments for Apple, HTC, Samsung and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-75

Table 79: Leading Players in the Indian LTE Tablet Market (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Shipments for Apple, Lenovo and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75 Smartphone Market in India - An Overview III-75 Cost-Effectiveness & Value for Money Pivotal to Success III-75 User-Friendliness in Smartphones: A Key Factor Powering Consumer Purchasing Decision III-76 The Rise of Local Players Stirs-Up Budget Segment III-76 Table 80: Leading Players in the Indian Smartphones Market (2014E): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales for Karbonn, Lava, Lenovo (incl. Motorola), Micromax, Samsung, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77 Key Statistical Findings..............III-77 Table 81: Indian Smartphones Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Shipments by Screen Size (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-77

Table 82: Indian Internet Usage Trends Among Smartphone Owners: Percentage Share Breakdown of Internet Users by Key Demographics: 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

Table 83: Smartphone Penetration by Age (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-78 B.Market Analytics..............III-79 Table 84: Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-79

Table 85: Indian Historic Review for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80

Table 86: Indian 11-Year Perspective for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-81

5c. SOUTH KOREA.............. III-82 A.Market Analysis.............. III-82 Current & Future Analysis..............III-82 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. - A Key South Korean Mobile Device and Chipset Company..............III-82 B.Market Analytics..............III-83 Table 87: South Korean Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-83

Table 88: South Korean Historic Review for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

Table 89: South Korean 11-Year Perspective for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-85

5d. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC..............III-86 A.Market Analysis.............. III-86 Current & Future Analysis..............III-86 Australia: A Potential Laden Market for Smartphones III-86 Key Statistical Findings..............III-87 Table 90: Internet Usage Trends among Smartphone Owners in Australia: Percentage Share Breakdown of Internet Users by Key Demographics: 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-87 Product Launches..............III-87 MediaTek Inc. - A Key Taiwanese Wireless Chipset Company III-88 B.Market Analytics..............III-89 Table 91: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-89

Table 92: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-90

Table 93: Rest of Asia-Pacific 11-Year Perspective for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-91

6. MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA.............. III-92 A.Market Analysis.............. III-92 Current & Future Analysis..............III-92 Key Statistical Findings..............III-92 Table 94: Saudi Arabian Internet Usage Trends Among Smartphone Owners: Percentage Share Breakdown of Internet Users by Key Demographics: 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-92

Table 95: South African Internet Usage Trends Among Smartphone Owners: Percentage Share Breakdown of Internet Users by Key Demographics: 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-93

Table 96: Leading Players in the African Smartphones Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Shipments by Vendor (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-94 Altair Semiconductor, Inc. - An Israel-based LTE Chipset Manufacturer.............. III-94 B.Market Analytics..............III-95 Table 97: Middle East & African Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-95

Table 98: Middle East & African Historic Review for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-96

Table 99: Middle East & African 11-Year Perspective for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-97

7. LATIN AMERICA.............. III-98 Market Analysis.............. III-98 Table 100: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Geographic Region - Brazil and Rest of Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-98

Table 101: Latin American Historic Review for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Geographic Region - Brazil and Rest of Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-99

Table 102: Latin American 11-Year Perspective for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Brazil and Rest of Latin American Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-100

Table 103: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-101

Table 104: Latin American Historic Review for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-102

Table 105: Latin American 11-Year Perspective for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-103

7a. BRAZIL.............. III-104 A.Market Analysis.............. III-104 Current & Future Analysis..............III-104 Stylish Design & Good OS Platform: Key to Success for Smartphones.............. III-104 Table 106: Leading Players in the Brazilian Smartphones Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Sales by Vendor (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-104 Key Statistical Findings..............III-105 Table 107: Brazilian Internet Usage Trends Among Smartphone Owners: Percentage Share Breakdown of Internet Users by Key Demographics: 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-105 B.Market Analytics..............III-106 Table 108: Brazilian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-106

Table 109: Brazilian Historic Review for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-107

Table 110: Brazilian 11-Year Perspective for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-108

7b. REST OF LATIN AMERICA..............III-109 Market Analysis.............. III-109 Table 111: Rest of Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-109

Table 112: Rest of Latin American Historic Review for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-110

Table 113: Rest of Latin American 11-Year Perspective for Mobile Devices using Wireless Chipsets by Device Type - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Smartphones, Tablets and Others Markets for Years 2010, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-111

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 32 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 33)

The United States (16) Canada (1) Europe (1) - France (1) Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (12) Latin America (1) Africa (1) Middle East (1)
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