Two New Reports on Mobile Devices Semiconductors from Jon Peddie Research

New JPR research looks at 26 companies and 10 unique markets for mobile devices

Robert Dow

TIBURON, CA-May 6, 2010 – Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry’s research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, announced today its new report series on mobile devices markets and semiconductor suppliers. Designed to illustrate new scenarios for semiconductor companies in non-PC and industrial markets, the reports uncover consumer opportunities as the post-recession mobile devices market heats up.

The series includes two reports, “IP and Semiconductor Suppliers Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT),” and a companion report, “Mobile Devices and Their Semiconductors.”

The SWOT report found that there are five merchant IP suppliers, five SoC providers with proprietary video/graphics cores, and twelve OEMs that use the IP cores.

ARM Broadcom Freescale NEC
DMP Nexus Chips Fujitsu Renesas
IMG Nvidia Intel Samsung
Takumi Qualcomm LG STEricsson
Vivante Samsung Marvell Texas Instruments
MediaTek Zoran

The JPR report, “Mobile Devices and their Semiconductors,” also looked at ten markets for the semiconductor and IP suppliers market forecasts and opportunities for those products and adjacent products.

DAB-HD radio Digital Picture Frames
Digital Still Cameras e-books
MIDs & Gadgets Mobile Game Console
Navigation Personal Media Devices
Smartphones Tablets & Smartbooks

New Opportunities as Consumer Spending Increases

The mobile device market is fragmenting as low-cost, power-efficient processors emerge with advanced capabilities.

The report provides an individual segment historical background of the market from 2006 and forecasts unit shipments for each individual market from 2009 to 2015.

The total available market (TAM) for these multifunctional devices is almost 700 million units in 2010, growing to over 1.3 billion by 2015, representing a CAGR of 14.3%.

“The market for eBooks, tablets, smartphones and other mobile consumer products is exploding, and with the recession behind us, the consumer is ready to start spending again” said analyst Jon Peddie.

These reports are written for:

  • Senior management looking for adjacent market opportunities for their products
  • Financial analysts who want to understand the mobile device space better and examine companies and their chances for success
  • Marketing staff at companies that sell mobile devices and products that work with them
  • Technology professionals who want an introduction to mobile technology and mobile devices
  • Engineers who need to select a processor for a mobile device
  • Press and public relations professionals who need to get up to speed on the mobile devices market, players, and products

This report has been created as a resource to uncover the opportunities for semiconductor suppliers and their IP partners who have traditionally served the non-PC and industrial markets such as POS, medical, and test equipment and to help them extend their technology into what we are calling the “adjacent consumer markets” with a focus on mobile devices for consumers.