China's Mobile Expansion Driving Sales and Supply Chain Opportunities

shutterstock 126599369Last week, June 11-13, was a record-breaking GSMA event, Mobile Asia Expo (MAE) in Shanghai, China. On the heels of COMPUTEX and GSMA's March Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, it is little wonder that attendance was up for this important event focused solely on the mobile sector, particularly being held in China, the leading emerging market adopter for smartphones and new mobile connections; over 26,000 unique visitors attended the largest mobile industry event in Asia.

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Smartphones and Components See Boost from 4G LTE Roll-Out and Device Uptake

phone  (2)In the midst of the many positive outlooks for the second half of 2014 (2H14) and 2015 and the inspiration and energy injected into the industry after COMPUTEX Taipei, additional data are coming out supporting the growth and momentum for lower-priced smartphones by emerging market consumers.


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Supply Chain Dynamics to Morph along with IoT Expansion

shutterstock 95435122Change is afoot and growth momentum is rising as industrial, enterprise and consumer confidence levels solidify for the semiconductor and electronics industry. The post-COMPUTEX Taipei glow is still upon us, that is certain, but what is particularly important is that independent forecasts, industry sales, and related data points are all pointing in the same direction – up – for the same reasons – expanding Internet of Things (IoT) and proliferation of wearable technology this year and for at least the next couple of years.

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COMPUTEX 2014 Day 4: Microsoft showcases IoT ecosystem opportunities

computex3As we've been reporting, IoT and SmarTech have absolutely been the dominant themes at COMPUTEX Taipei 2014. The midweek keynote was by Nick Parker, Microsoft corporate vice president, who presented the strategic vision from Microsoft looking at the growth opportunities from IoT particularly related to new hardware, pricing, and new regional markets. Here again we heard the importance placed on the new supply chain connections and support between partners to marry hardware and software to provide the seamless user experiences expected from IoT and ubiquitous computing.

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COMPUTEX 2014 Day 3: IoT Buzz – growth and opportunity are ubiquitous too

computex4The buzz from the tradeshow floor in Taipei centers on the positive momentum in the industry that is being propelled by IoT growth opportunities. Whether individual components, wearables, mobile devices, PCs, white boxes or accessories, IoT growth is upon us and with it the outlook for the semiconductor and electronics industry is forecasted to rise as well. IDC research recently underscored, "[…] a transformation is underway that will see the worldwide market for IoT solutions grow from $1.9 trillion in 2013 to $7.1 trillion in 2020."

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