IDC Press Release
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – The worldwide smartphone market grew 42.6% year over year in the third quarter of 2011 (3Q11), despite a slowdown within key mature markets. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped 118.1 million units in 3Q11 compared to 82.8 million units in the 3Q10. However, the 42.6% growth was lower than IDC’s forecast of 49.1% for the quarter and lower than 2Q11 growth of 66.7%.
IDG News Service (Bangalore Bureau)
Samsung beat Apple to the top position in the smartphone market in the third quarter taking a 23.8 percent share of the global market to Apple’s 14.6 percent, according to data released Friday by research firm Strategy Analytics.
Nokia was third with a 14.4 percent share.
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Worldwide Mobile Phone Market Experiences Slower Growth as Smartphone Purchases Soften in the Third Quarter, According to IDC
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. The worldwide mobile phone market grew 12.8% year over year in the third quarter of 2011 (3Q11), as smartphone growth declined in key mature markets. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped 393.7 million units in 3Q11 compared to 348.9 million units in the third quarter of 2010. However, the 12.8% growth was higher than IDC’s forecast of 9.3% for the quarter and stronger than the 9.8% growth in 2Q11.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Oct 12, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Worldwide PC shipments increased by 3.6% in the third quarter of 2011 (3Q11) compared to the same quarter in 2010, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. The results are up slightly from the 2.7% growth experienced in 2Q11, and just below IDC’s August projections for 4.5% growth in the quarter. The Americas and EMEA were slightly below expectations while the Asia/Pacific markets were slightly ahead. The market continues to struggle as consumer discretionary income is diverted to other areas and business spending remains depressed in light of other priorities and a potential double-dip recession.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. May 5, 2011 – The worldwide smartphone market grew 79.7% year over year in the first quarter of 2011 (1Q11), driven by a combination of vendors releasing highly anticipated models, widespread availability of older smartphones at lower prices, and sustained end-user demand. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone vendors shipped a total of 99.6 million units in 1Q11, nearly double from the 55.4 million units in the first quarter of 2010.
“Conditions in the smartphone market are creating a perfect storm for sustained smartphone growth,” says Ramon Llamas, senior research analyst with IDC’s Mobile Phone Technology and Trends team. “First, vendors are increasingly emphasizing smartphones as the key to their own growth. Second, selection has proliferated from mostly high-end devices to include more mid-range and entry-level offerings. Third, pricing has become increasingly competitive, with even high-end devices available at low price points. Finally, users continue to seek greater utility from their mobile phone beyond voice, and smartphones have been the ideal solution. Altogether, these add up to continued smartphone growth throughout the year.”
Semiconductors empower Media Tablets and eReaders as content consumption truly goes mobile, providing OEMs and consumers with intelligence, storage, connectivity, and software
Press Release, 4/5/111
SAN MATEO, Calif., April 5, 2011 – Worldwide revenues for Media Tablet and eReader semiconductors grew over 2,000% to $3.3 billion in 2010 as semiconductor suppliers enabled original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to bring new products to market less than 8 months after the iPad launched, according to the latest consumer semiconductor study from International Data Corporation (IDC). With the arrival of Android Honeycomb, dual core processors, and increased bandwidth, IDC expects Media Tablet and eReader semiconductor revenues to grow by 120% year over year in 2011.
“The opportunity for semiconductors in Media Tablets and eReaders has exploded and semiconductor suppliers are scrambling to bring to market semiconductor and software platforms to enable these products,” said Michael J. Palma, research manager for Consumer Semiconductor research at IDC. “Beyond semiconductors, these suppliers are also providing OEMs with much of the system software as well as support for access into app stores, which is helping to dramatically shorten product design cycles.”
CFOworld.com Provides Actionable Advice for CFOs and Financial Executives
IDG Enterprise — the media company comprising CIO, CIO Executive Council, Computerworld, CSO, DEMO, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World — announces the launch of CFOworld.com, a new site for financial and business executives. CFOworld.com provides actionable advice and first-hand peer experience on finance, strategy and leadership.
With this launch, IDG Enterprise is expanding its reach within the C-suite, following the same content model of providing practical advice that has been well received and respected by the audiences of CFOworld’s global sister brands CIO and CSO. This will be the sixth country that CFOworld is published in since its launch in Germany in October 2009. CFOworld is currently published in Germany, Sweden, Australia, Czech Republic and United Kingdom. Editorial direction will be provided by John Gallant, SVP, chief content officer of IDG Enterprise, and Roy Harris, editorial director of CFOworld.com. Read more