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IHS iSuppli: Apple iPad takes 69.6 percent of tablet brand market share in Q2, reader tablets take a bruising

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An earlier portrait of the second quarter's tablet market share made it quite clear that the iPad was on a rebound, if it was ever in a slump to start with. All those numbers focused on platforms and not brands, however -- we didn't know how the individual makers...
IHS iSuppli: Apple iPad takes 69.6 percent of tablet brand market share in Q2, reader tablets take a bruising

IHS iSuppli: Apple Holds 70% Of The Tablet Market, Highest Market Share Since Q1 2011

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We all know the iPad is king of tablets, but it would appear that Apple has extended its lead in the slate market shipping approximately 70 percent of all tablets in the second quarter of this year. Unfortunately for Apple, Google’s recently released Nexus 7 tablet isn’t included in these...
IHS iSuppli: Apple Holds 70% Of The Tablet Market, Highest Market Share Since Q1 2011

Microsoft Surface: Estimated cost shows priority for profits

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At $500 and up, Microsoft's Surface isn't a dirt-cheap tablet, but an estimate of build costs shows that it could have been. The bill for the materials for the Surface with Windows RT, provided by IHS to All Things Digital, claims that the 32GB version of Microsoft's tablet, without...
Microsoft Surface: Estimated cost shows priority for profits
Ultrabook Sales forecasts plummet, short-sighted analysts call for price cuts

It's Official: The Era of the Personal Computer Is Over

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As a signpost on the road to the so-called Post-PC Era we’ve been hearing about for so many years, this one is pretty hard to argue with: As of this year, personal computers no longer consume the majority of the world’s memory chip supply. And while it may not come...
It's Official: The Era of the Personal Computer Is Over

$700 Ultrabooks Won't Challenge the MacBook Air

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Steve Jobs, the late Apple chief executive, famously claimed that his company did not know how to make a $500 mobile computer that was not a "piece of junk." That was in 2008, when cheap, mini-laptops called netbooks were all the rage and Apple took heat for not having...
$700 Ultrabooks Won't Challenge the MacBook Air
IHS: Tablet Display Shipments To Grow 56% In 2012, Smaller Tablets Gaining Share

IHS iSuppli: Apple buying chips at a faster rate, will remain top OEM semiconductor buyer in 2012-2013

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In a post on iSuppli citing the IHS iSuppli OEM Semiconductor Spend Analysis report, the research firm broke down Apple’s continued lead among top OEM semiconductor buyers, noting Apple is buying at a faster rate and “dramatically outperforming” No.2 purchaser Samsung. The research expects Apple to increase its spending on...
IHS iSuppli: Apple buying chips at a faster rate, will remain top OEM semiconductor buyer in 2012-2013

Intel’s market share surges to 10-year high

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Intel in 2011 achieved its highest annual market share in more than 10 years, according to market research firm IHS iSuppli. The chipmaker’s market share increased 2.5 points to 15.6% from 13.1% in 2010. In the same year, the company’s revenue jumped 20.6%, outpacing nearly every other semiconductor supplier...
Intel’s market share surges to 10-year high

Data confirms Apple again tops in smartphones, 8.3% overall

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Separate IHS iSuppli and Strategy Analytics studies Friday have backed Apple's rapid return to the top of the smartphone space in the fall. Determining that Samsung had shipped 36 million smartphones, slightly higher than Samsung's preliminary estimates, IHS iSuppli put Apple's 37 million iPhones just on top. Although Samsung nearly...
Data confirms Apple again tops in smartphones, 8.3% overall

IHS: Samsung Galaxy S4 32GB costs $237 to construct

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A teardown of the 32GB US Samsung Galaxy S4 by research firm IHS shows the device costs the Korean manufacturer just above $237 to build per unit. Many of the components are sourced within Samsung itself and is not that far below the Galaxy Note tablet, which runs the company...
IHS: Samsung Galaxy S4 32GB costs $237 to construct

Microsoft Won't Make Own-Brand Windows Phone Any Time Soon -- That's A "Last Resort Strategy"

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It’s Surfaced again: the rumour that Microsoft is developing its own smartphone hardware in a bid to drive wider adoption of its Windows Phone OS. Ever since Microsoft distressed its desktop Windows OEMs by unveiling its own-brand tablet PC, called Surface, the logical leap required to imagine an own-brand Windows Phone...
Microsoft Won't Make Own-Brand Windows Phone Any Time Soon -- That's A "Last Resort Strategy"

Internet to surpass DVD in movie consumption, not revenue

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Consumers will watch more movies online than on DVDs in 2012 for the first time, but will spend far less doing so, according to a new report. The number of movies rented or bought online from outlets like Netflix and iTunes will grow 135% this year to 3.4 billion, according...
Internet to surpass DVD in movie consumption, not revenue

Annual PC shipments to drop for 1st time since 2001

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Despite the upcoming launch of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system, worldwide shipments of personal computers are now projected to decline in 2012 — the first year-over-year drop since the dot-com bust — according to new data just released by the IHS research firm. IHS says it expects shipments of traditional...
Annual PC shipments to drop for 1st time since 2001

PC shipments are set to decline in 2012 for the first time in over a decade

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Worldwide PC shipments are set to decline in 2012 for the first time in 11 years, according to a report from IHS iSuppli. Shipments are expected to fall from 352.8 million units in 2011 to 348.7 million in 2012, representing a drop of 1.2%.  The research firm notes that...
PC shipments are set to decline in 2012 for the first time in over a decade

Kindle Fire vs. Nexus 7: A detailed cost breakdown of the two devices

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Google’s Nexus 7 appears to be on a direct collision course with Amazon.com’s Kindle Fire as the two tech giants battle it out for second place in the expanding tablet market. In order to get a better look at the two devices, IHS iSuppli performed a physical teardown of the...
Kindle Fire vs. Nexus 7: A detailed cost breakdown of the two devices

Google’s No.1 priority for US-made Nexus Q was faster design iterations, not cost

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Since Google unveiled its Nexus Q streaming device at Google I/O, more and more details having been coming out about what is essentially a set-top box (albeit orb-shaped) AppleTV competitor with a built-in stereo amplifier. Google was first to make it clear that the device was being manufactured entirely in...
Google’s No.1 priority for US-made Nexus Q was faster design iterations, not cost

Semiconductor market to slow this year, iSuppli says

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Semiconductor industry revenue will grow at a slow pace this year due to struggling economies worldwide, lower spending and sluggish demand for products, research firm IHS iSuppli said in a study released on Tuesday. Revenue for the semiconductor industry this year is expected to be $323 billion, growing by just...
Semiconductor market to slow this year, iSuppli says

Report: Netflix beats Apple as No. 1 online movie supplier

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Building a powerful subscription VOD business virtually overnight, Netflix passed Apple last year to become the top revenue earner in the U.S. online movie business. So reported research firm IHS Screen Digest Friday, which put Netflix’s share of online movie distribution dollars at 44 percent compared to just 32.3 percent...
Report: Netflix beats Apple as No. 1 online movie supplier

Online movie streaming in U.S. to top DVDs for the first time in 2012

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Online movie streaming in the United States is expected to top both DVD and Blu-ray use for the first time ever in 2012, according to a study from IHS Screen Digest. The study suggests that in 2012, Americans will legally stream 3.4 billion movies online — twice the 1.4 billion...
Online movie streaming in U.S. to top DVDs for the first time in 2012

Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet sales hurt Android more than iPad

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Low-priced media tablets showed tremendous sales growth in 2011, with an estimated 7.5 million units combined from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. On Thursday, iHS noted that tablets from these two companies accounted for 11 percent of the total tablet market. This quick market-share grab didn’t hurt Apple iPads sales...
Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet sales hurt Android more than iPad

iPad Mini to double 7-inch tablet market

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IHS iSuppli expects Apple to dominate the market for smaller tablets like it has done with the larger device size. [Read more]...
iPad Mini to double 7-inch tablet market
Google Glass and competitor products could hit 9.4m sales by 2016 ... or maybe only 1m

Olympus SH-50 iHS touts 5-axis video stabilization in a compact, $300 camera

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Olympus helped conquer shakycam videos first in the OM-D, but not everyone has $1,300 to throw at a high-end mirrorless body. It's clearly aware of our plight in launching the SH-50 iHS at CES. Despite the 16-megapixel camera's PEN-like looks, it sits squarely in the point-and-shoot category with a...
Olympus SH-50 iHS touts 5-axis video stabilization in a compact, $300 camera

IHS ultrabook shipment prediction down more than half

www.electronista.com
IHS iSuppli has revised down its prediction for ultrabook shipments for this year, and the analyst firm now believes PC manufacturers will ship 53 percent fewer units than it had previously estimated. ZDnet cites a new report from IHS that saw the firm's previous estimate reduced from 22 million ultrabooks...
IHS ultrabook shipment prediction down more than half

Kablam! Facebook’s gaming boom is over, analyst firm says

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Facebook’s gaming boom has come to an end, according to a report from IHS Screen Digest Media Research. The subject is open to debate and players such as Facebook and Zynga will no doubt dispute this. But IHS Screen Digest has put together an argument that will likely get a...
Kablam! Facebook’s gaming boom is over, analyst firm says
Analyst: 5-Inch+ Phones Will More Than Double Marketshare In 2013 -- 60M Incoming, Up 136%

Half of All Mobile Phones Will Be Smartphones by 2013, Two Years Earlier Than Forecast

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Those smartphones are growing up so fast. It seems like just yesterday they were sending their first emails from their baby keyboards, and now they are poised to take over the world. A new report from IHS says that smartphones will account for half the market in 2013, two years...
Half of All Mobile Phones Will Be Smartphones by 2013, Two Years Earlier Than Forecast

IHS: Netbook category doomed by 2015, iPad to blame

www.electronista.com
The netbook craze has come and gone, according to a new report from IHS iSuppyi. The diminutive, low-power laptops will see shipments plummet this year, IHS says, with the category very much dead in two years' time. The main culprit in the netbook's demise: Apple's iPad....    ...
IHS: Netbook category doomed by 2015, iPad to blame
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