Biometric systems, particularly in relation to smartphones, look like they’re going to boom during this year.
ABI Research, a market analysis company, said that worldwide revenues for such systems will deliver $3.1 billion this year.
The systems will be targeted not only at home users but at authentication systems for the enterprise market, according to ABI. more»
A research company believes that Samsung will be the number one smartphone vendor in 2015, taking the lead over Apple.
Digitimes Research (DR) said the top 10 vendors this year will be Samsung, Apple, Lenovo, LG Electronics, Huawei, Xiaomi, Microsoft, TC, Coolpad and Oppo. more»
Giant Korean chaebol Samsung has signed a deal with Mediatek to supply application processors for smartphones, with shipments set to start in the second half of this year.
So says Digitimes Research, which said that currently there is a hole in Samsung’s lineup. more»
The proposed merger of Freescale and NXP will result in a semiconductor company that challenges the giants.
That’s according to chief analyst Dale Ford at IHS, who said the merged entity will be in the top 10 semiconductor companies in the world, outranking other giants such as Broadcom and ST Microelectronics. more»
MEMS and sensors will be integral to the internet of things (IoT).
And today a report from analyst firm IHS said that the main beneficiaries of the boost in light sensors will be Samsung, Apple and Chinese original equipment manufacturing.
By 2016, revenues fro this sector will amount to $767 million, and Samsung is the main driver of the growth. more»
Home audio systems are undergoing a sea change because of the popularity of mobile phones, according to a report from IHS Technology.
The analysts said that shipments of connected audio products – that includes wireless speakers, wireless sounders and connected AV receivers will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 88 percent. more»
Apple received a shock in a US Appeals court when judges actaully questioned if it had been really financially harmed by Samsung stealing its ideas.
Apple told a US appeals court that rival Samsung should be barred from selling products that infringe on its smartphone patents, but the judges were skeptical. more»
A financial analyst said that an announcement made by Samsung at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona has thrown into sharp relief Intel’s inability to capture market share.
Mark Hibben, at Seeking Alpha, said that while the CEO of Intel, Brian Krzanich, delivered a keynote at MWC, Samsung’s announcement of the Galaxy S6 phone shows that the California company is way behind in its egregious goals. more»
In 2014, sales of smartphones to individuals reached 1.2 billion units worldwide, a rise of 28.4 percent compared to 2013.
Worldwide sales of smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2014 saw an increase of 29.9 percent compared to the same quarter in 2013, totalling 367.5 million units, according to Gartner. more»
A report said that adoption of tales by commercial enterprises are set to boost sales in Western Europe.
IDC said the commercial market for tablets will reach over 11 million units by 2019 – that’s 130% CAGR.
The tablet market so far has largely been driven by home users, and by early adopters in corporations. more»
LG Display and Samsung Electronics are to supply screens for Apple smartwatches when the shiny toy finally hits the shops.
The Electronic Times reported that LG Display will be the sole supplier of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens for the Apple watches that go on sale in April. more»
South Korea’s lead chaebol, Samsung Group, announced on Thursday that it has decided to freeze salaries for its executives next year in an attempt to reduce costs, the first time since the 2009 global financial crisis. The income of approximately 2,000 executives at the business group, which includes Samsung Electronics Co. more»
Only 221.4 million tablets will ship worldwide this year – a drop of 11.9 percent compared to 2014.
That’s according to Digitimes Research (DR), which predicts that Apple will continue to take the lead, managing to ship over 54 million units this year. more»
While virtual reality (VR) has been around for a good old while, a market research firm now predicts massive growth in the marketplace.
ABI Research said it expects to see three million VR units ship this year, but that will soar to 55 million by 2020. more»
Samsung Electronics has announced that it will start trading the Chinese currency directly with the South Korean won.
The news came as the South Korean government announced that it hoped to sign a final free trade agreement with China within the first half of the year, in a further sign of strengthening relations between the countries. more»