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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Fwd: Driven by Smartphones and Tablets, the Market for Mobile Processors Is Projected to Reach 1.9 B...
From: "In-Stat News" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mar 28, 2012 5:17 AM
Subject: Driven by Smartphones and Tablets, the Market for Mobile Processors Is Projected to Reach 1.9 B...
Driven by Smartphones and Tablets, the Market for Mobile Processors Is Projected to Reach 1.9 Billion Units Annually by 2016, Says NPD In-Stat
Scottsdale, Ariz., March 28, 2012—The term "mobile processor" refers to a range of processors used in mobile CE devices, often referred to as applications processors and central processing units (CPUs). These highly flexible mobile processors are used in multifunction devices that combine computing, communications, entertainment, and/or productivity capabilities. Mobile devices include e-readers, handheld game consoles (HGCs), mobile PCs, portable media players (PMPs), smartphones, and tablets. New NPD In-Stat (www.in-stat.com) research, reports that the growth of mobile processors in 2011 exceeded 43% and is forecast to grow at a 22% CAGR through 2016.
"Although the total available market for mobile processors continues to grow, the emergence of industry leaders in the high-growth mobile device segment is becoming a key factor in the success of processor vendors," says Jim McGregor, Chief Technology Strategist. "Just having a captive smartphone and tablet market has propelled Apple into second place for the entire mobile processor market just behind industry leader Intel. In 2012, Apple will likely capture the top spot, in terms of unit shipments, driven by the success of its iPhone and iPad. Other companies that benefitted greatly from new product releases or dominance by their OEM customers included Nvidia, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, and Samsung."
Key research findings include:
- For all mobile devices, ARM is the dominant processor architecture with over 73% of all units shipped and is growing.
- Intel's dominance continues in mobile PCs, while Apple, Qualcomm, and Samsung claim the top spots in other CE devices.
- Smartphones and tablets represent the greatest opportunity for growth with a combined 75% growth in 2011 and 29.3% CAGR expected through 2016.
- In-Stat anticipates consolidation in the mobile processor market beginning in the 2013/2014 timeframe.
- The release of Windows 8 later this year will be a pivotal point in the competition between the ARM and x86 processor architectures.
New In-Stat research, Mobile Processor Architectures, Devices, and Market Shares, Q4'11 (#IN1204993SI), examines the vendors, markets, and issues surrounding the mobile processor market. As the first in a quarterly series of reports on mobile processors and mobile graphics, the mobile processor report provides in-depth analysis on key issues in the market as well as unit forecasts:
- Quarterly shipment forecast by mobile processor vendor
- Quarterly shipment forecast by application: mobile PCs, PMPs, HGCs, e-readers, tablets, smartphones
- Quarterly shipment forecast by processor architecture, including ARM, MIPS, and x86
- Analysis of key issues potentially impacting the market, including the battle between ARM and x86, the pending release of Windows 8, the make vs. buy decision, differentiation and integration, the growth of the low-cost segments, industry consolidation, technology adoption and migration, manufacturing, and legal issues
- Five-year outlook for the market
- Processor and vendor profiles for Amlogic, Anyka, AMD, Apple, Broadcom, Freescale Semiconductor, HiSilicon, Ingenic Semiconductor, Intel, Marvell Technology Group, MediaTek, NuFront, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Renesas Mobile, Rockchip, Samsung, Shanghai Jade Tech, Spreadtrum, ST-Ericsson, Texas Instruments, VIA Technologies, Vimicro, and ZiiLABS
This research is part of In-Stat's Mobile Technology service, which provides analysis of the market for technologies, IP, and semiconductors that enable next-generation mobile devices, including processors, graphics, modems, GPS, displays, memory, storage, operating systems, software, and human interfaces.
About NPD In-Stat
NPD In-Stat's market intelligence combines technical, market and end-user research and database models to analyze the Mobile Internet and Digital Entertainment ecosystems. Insights are derived from a deep understanding of technology impacts, nearly 30 years of history in research and consulting, and direct relationships with leading players in each of our core markets. NPD In-Stat provides its research through reports, annual subscriptions, consulting and advisory services to inform critical decisions. Technology vendors, equipment manufacturers, service providers and media companies worldwide rely on NPD In-Stat to support critical business, product and technology decisions. For more information, visit www.in-stat.com.
About The NPD Group, Inc.
The NPD Group is the leading provider of reliable and comprehensive consumer and retail information for a wide range of industries. Today, more than 1,800 manufacturers, retailers, and service companies rely on NPD to help them drive critical business decisions at the global, national, and local market levels. NPD helps our clients to identify new business opportunities and guide product development, marketing, sales, merchandising, and other functions. Information is available for the following industry sectors: automotive, beauty, commercial technology, consumer technology, entertainment, fashion, food and beverage, foodservice, home, office supplies, software, sports, toys, and wireless. For more information, contact us or visit www.npd.com and www.npdgroupblog.com. Follow us on Twitter at @npdtech and @npdgroup.
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Monday, March 26, 2012
Finally a newstory that names the federal agents and the offending service providers.
EMACS is a very popular Linux/Unix editor.
It's an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.
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Sunday, March 25, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Interesting a windows mobile developer does not test windows mobile.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
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Thursday, March 15, 2012
What if instead of recycling old printouts, you could simply "unprint" them and re-use the paper?
Researchers at the University of Cambridge say it's possible--and that ultimately, widespread adoption of the practice could not only save trees but significantly reduce climate-change emissions from paper manufacturing and recycling as well.
The university reported yesterday that Julian Allwood, leader of the Low Carbon Materials Processing Group at Cambridge, and doctoral student David Leal-Ayala had successfully used lasers to remove toner from paper without significantly damaging the paper.
With help from the Bavarian Laser Center, Allwood and Leal-Ayala tested 10 different laser setups--spanning the ultraviolet, visible, and infrared spectrum, and featuring different strengths and pulse durations--on standard Canon copy paper with HP Laserjet black toner.
The researchers then examined the test sheets using a scanning electron microscope and subjected them to color, mechanical, and chemical analyses.
The university speculates that advances in laser, copier, and printer technology could one day make toner-removing devices widespread in office settings. "What we need to do now is find someone to build a prototype," the university quotes Allwood as saying.
And reusing paper in this way could at least halve emissions from the pulp and paper recycling industry, the university claims, with emissions from paper incineration and decomposition in landfill being affected as well.
A commenter on the Cambridge site also wonders if the process could replace shredding as a security measure.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The bigger news is Dell is serious about pushing into software. This purchase is low hanging fruit.
Monday, March 12, 2012
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Saturday, March 10, 2012
These solar flares have been causing distrupions to wireless networks all week. No doubt we will see more this week.
Friday, March 09, 2012
March 26 - 29, 2012
McEnery Convention Center formerly the San Jose Convention Center
An "embedded system" is virtually any computer that is part of something that would not normally be called a "computer". Examples include the electronic controls for clothes washers as well as flying sharks.
Registration for the exhibit hall is free. Many companies with development boards will be there. This year the ESC will be combined with several other "niche" activities including Android.
Details at: http://www.ubmdesign.com/esc/conference
Thursday, March 08, 2012
SVLUG (Silicon Valley Linux Users Group)
March 7, 2012
Arduino is a popular open-source single-board microcontroller,
descendant of the open-source Wiring platform, designed to make the
process of using electronics in multidisciplinary projects more
accessible. The hardware consists of a simple open hardware design for
the Arduino board with an Atmel AVR processor and on-board input/output
support. The software consists of a standard programming language
compiler and the boot loader that runs on the board. Akkana will tell
us about using Linux to work with the Arduino. Akkana's talk is
especially timely with the recent introduction of Raspberry Pi, a
similar single-board microcontroller supporting Linux and Python.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Akkana is a software engineer who recently took time to write
"Beginning GIMP" - a book about GIMP, the GNU Image Manipulation
Program. She is active in Bay Area open source and Linux activities.