The Taiwanese Smartphone Application IC Market, 1Q 2013
This research report presents market size and value forecast and recent quarter review of the Taiwanese Smartphone baseband, transceiver, power amplifier, application processor, GPS IC, Bluetooth IC, and Wi-Fi IC markets. The report includes baseband, transceiver, power amplifier, application processor, GPS IC, Bluetooth IC, and Wi-Fi IC market volume, value, ASP, and market share by solution provider. The content of this report is based on primary data obtained through interviews with Smartphone component makers. The report finds that the Taiwanese Smartphone application IC market volume and value witnessed buoyant sequential and year-on-year growth in the fourth quarter of 2012, thanks to the industry's strong shipment for iPhone 5. The growth momentum, however, is expected to have slowed down in the first quarter of 2013. In 2013, it is anticipated that quad-core chipsets will continue to stay mainstream in the high-end segment, while market volume of multi-mode multi-band ICs will be spurred by the growing end-user demand for corresponding devices.