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HD and FHD Smartphones Ramping Quickly in 2014

Display resolution in smartphones is changing rapidly. In our Smartphone Quarterly report, we forecast that HD (720×1280) and FHD (1080×1920) resolution smartphones are growing the fastest this year. The key drivers are adoption of LTE, application processor development, and display cost reductions. However, driver ICs could be a limiting factor for high resolution displays. Continue Reading

Displays and the Connected Consumer

Until recently, in order for marketers and advertisers to “interact” with consumers in public environments such as retail stores, supermarkets, and museums, digital signage networks relied on kiosks, touch-enabled commercial displays, and projectors featuring gesture-based controls, among others. Continue Reading

Flexible AMOLEDs: At the Tipping Point?

“At the tipping point” was the theme of the Flexible & Printed Electronics Conference held this week in Phoenix Arizona. The releases of the Samsung Galaxy Round and LG G Flex flexible AMOLED based smartphones in late 2013 were widely cited throughout the conference as evidence that flexible display technology has finally reached critical mass. Continue Reading

Can the Smartphone Do it All?

With the evolution of faster applications processors, availability of better mobile productivity apps and increasing size of mobile displays, today’s smartphones deliver a broader set of features that overlap with what traditional mobile PCs and even newer generation tablets provide. Continue Reading

China’s Smartphone Market is Growing, Mostly for Chinese Brands

China’s smartphone market continues to grow; since passing North America to become the largest smartphone market in 2012, total shipments reached nearly 300 million units in 2013, and we forecast 400 million units in 2014 and double digit growth rates through 2016. Continue Reading