Chip makers challenged by evolution of handset market

November 2004
Portable Design;Nov2004, Vol. 10 Issue 11, p8
This article examines the impact of the evolution of the handset market on chip makers in the U.S. A report from InStat/MDR in Scottsdale, Arizona warns that the market will present critical challenges to handset-component manufacturers going forward. Not only can consumers' tastes change rapidly, but also handset component content can vary greatly between regions. In addition, the number of application processors used in handsets is expected to increase dramatically, from about 18.7 million in 2004 to 92.1 million in 2008.


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