Global and China Smartphone Industry Report, 2009-2010
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There are two ideas for the design of smartphone. The first one is based on a single chip integrated with Modem (Baseband), multimedia application and float-point unit. The second features one RF transceiver, Modem chip integrating most functions of analog baseband, and an application processor chip.

The first design is applied by Nokia, HTC, Sony Ericsson, LG and RIM, the baseband IC is primarily provided by Qualcomm and Marvell, but the baseband IC of nokia's smartphone is developed by Nokia and Freescale/TI. The Snapdragon platform of Qualcomm is the most popularized chip of such kind, including QSD8250, DSD8650 and QSD8672 followed by MSM series like MSM7201, MSM7227, MSM7600 and MSM7627. In reality, MSM7600’s sample was launched early in 2002, and it still has been widely applied until now. In addition, Marvel only has PXA910/920/930, of which PXA910/920 is for TD-SCDMA while PXA930 targets WCDMA.

The first design features short design cycle. There is little difference in core hardware of mobile phone, but other aspects like software, screen and case vary a lot. It has the disadvantage of being highly homogenized and lacks of unique features, as a result of reliance upon brand promotion to survive. The main chip should answer for multimedia processing, data algorithm and data communication simultaneously, thus leading to the insufficient performance.

Manufacturers like Apple, Motorola, Samsung, Microsoft and HP mainly adopt the second design. IPhone, launched by Apple, has long applied Modem (Baseband) of Infineon plus application processor of Samsung, while the new models of Motorola applied QSC6085 of Qualcomm plus OMAP3430 of Texas Instruments. As for Samsung, it has its own application processor products, including S3C6410, S5PC110 and S5PV210 which are largely applied (little modified) by Apple and rarely used by other manufacturers. In 2010, Samsung launched its new models, the application processors of which are included in the abovementioned ones.

QSC6085 launched by Qualcomm is widely used in CDMA EV-DO system, while MSM6246 or MSM6290 is usually applied as a Modem in HSDPA. As for WCDMA, Qualcomm has not rolled out any independent Modem chip yet, and mobile manufacturers have to employ QSF8250.

In addition, QSC6085 gets also applied by KIN TWO of Microsoft, and it is used with application processor by many Chinese manufacturers like Coolpad, ZTE, Huawei, Hisense and K-Touch, so is the case with ET series of Lenovo. Yet, Lephone of Lenovo applies QSD8250.  

In terms of application processor, only OMAP3430 of Texas Instruments and Samsung’s products are alternative, and Marvell’s gets rarely used. Moreover, the Tegra APX2600 of Nvidia, the emerging enterprise in the industry, is employed in KIN TWO of Microsoft.

The highly-integrated design holds no advantage in cost. Although no application processor is needed, both transceiver and power management chips are required. In terms of size, they are very close to each other. And for the performance, it is beyond doubt that discrete design is provided with powerful performance. Nevertheless. Yet, Quacomm is also improving its permanence.

The largest beneficiary of smartphone is definitely Qualcomm. No matter which kind of design idea, Qualcomm is the first choice. Except for Nokia, at least 60% smartphones apply Qualcomm’s chips. Moreover, 3G mobile products of Nokia also depend on the patent licensing of Qualcomm.

Followed by Qualcomm, Infineon is the secondary beneficiary. All mobile products of Apple employ the baseband of Infineon, which is also the only provider. Further, Infineon is the only professional vendor wholly of 3G baseband with comprehensive strength, featuring proprietary technologies, which push Apple to make the only choice, even for iPad and the fourth-generation iPhone. 

In addition, mobile memory manufacturers are also beneficiaries. The memory capacity of smartphone far exceeds that of ordinary phones, especially the usage of NAND. Toshiba and Samsung are the major suppliers of NAND memory for mobile phones. What’s more, RAM characterizes huge using amount as well, and its major providers include Samsung, Hynix and Elpida. Touch screen and display screen manufacturers also share a slice of pie. Nearly all smartphones employ touch screens with big-sized and high-definition display screen featuring high unit price and high gross margin. Manufacturers in this regard include Samsung, Wintek, AUO and Chimei Innolux. Lastly, battery manufacturers benefit from this, but it is at a limited level.  

By contrast, Media Tek and ST-ERICSSON are not beneficiaries. Media Tek encountered great difficulty in the promotion of smartphone chips since it is bundled with Windows Mobile which is on the wane. Not supporting 3G, Media Tek is not specialized in multimedia performance, 3D graphic generation and floating point arithmetic capability in comparison with the mainstream smartphone. All those need to be accumulated in a long period of time and with early making of layouts. At present, only Qualcomm and Marvell are capable of producing smartphone CPU with single chip containing Modem. In particular, Qualcomm entered the industry as early as a decade ago.

In terms of technology, ST-ERICSSON is in the position to compete with Qualcomm. ST had poured much effort and capital to develop Nomadik application processor, but all these efforts seem in vain and it is downright abandoned. For ST-ERICSSON, U6715 is its leading chip for smartphone. U6715 employs the old-fashioned ARM926 core of 468MHz, but its competitors are QSD8250 or MSM7201A, of which MSM7201A features dual cores of ARM11 plus ARM9 in spite of 528MHz. 

1. Global Mobile Phone Market and Development Trends
1.1 Status Quo of Mobile Phone Market
1.2 Smartphone Market
1.3 Mobile Phone Market and Industry of China
1.4 Smartphone Market of China

2. Design of Classic Smartphones
2.1 Blackberry BOLD
2.2 Blackberry STORM
2.3 HTC TOUCH
2.4 Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1
2.5 T-MOBILE T1
2.6MOTO KRAVE ZN4
2.7 Nokia N95
2.8 APPLE IPHONE 2G/3G
2.9 Motorola Droid 
2.10 BlackBerry Tour 9630
2.11 T-Mobile (Sharp) Sidekick LX
2.12 Microsoft Kin 
2.13 Design Ideas of Smartphone
2.14 Display Screen of Smartphone
2.15 Memory of Smartphone
2.16 Camera, WLAN and GPS of Smartphone

3. Key Software/Hardware of Smartphone
3.1 Development of Smartphone Processor
3.1.1 Cortex-A9
3.1.2 Cortex A5
3.1.3 Mali Graphic Processor (GPU)
3.1.4 Imagination PowerVR
3.2 Status Quo of Smartphone Processor
3.3 Summary of Operating Systems
3.4 Bada System of Samsung

4. Smartphone Manufacturers 
4.1 Nokia
4.2 Motorola
4.3 Samsung
4.4 Sony Ericsson
4.5 LG
4.6 RIM
4.7 Apple
4.8 HTC

5. Key Smartphone Software/Hardware Manufacturers
5.1 Texas Instruments
5.2 Marvell
5.3 Samsung
5.4 Qualcomm 
5.5 Nvidia
5.6 Mobile Phone Web Browser 
5.7 Status Quo of Mobile Phone Web Browser Market
5.8 Opera
5.9 Skyfire
5.10 Openwave
5.11 Access
Distribution of Mobile Phone Pixel Worldwide, 2007-2013
Mobile Phone Shipment with Autofocus Camera, 2007-2013
Mobile Phone Shipment Worldwide, 2007-2012
Mobile Phone Shipment Worldwide, 2007 Q1-2009 Q4
Mobile Phone Shipment Worldwide by Region, 2007 Q1-2009 Q4
Mobile Phone Shipment Worldwide by Technology, 2007 Q1-2009 Q4
CDMA/WCDMA Mobile Phone Shipment Worldwide by Region, 2006-2010
Market Share of Leading Mobile Phone Manufacturers Worldwide, 2009
Market Share of Leading Mobile Phone Manufacturers Worldwide, 2010 Q1
Market Share of Smartphone Manufacutuers Worldwide, 2008-2010
Market Share of Leading Mobile Phone Manufacturers in China, 2008
Market Share of Leading Mobile Phone Manufacturers in China, 2009
Mobile Phone Output of China, 2004-2012E
Market Share of Leading Mobile Phone Manufacturers in China, 2008 vs.2009
IPHONE 3G PCB Plate
Block Diagram of Motorola Droid
Block Diagram of BlackBerry Tour 9630
Block Diagram of T-Mobile (Sharp) Sidekick LX
Distribution of Mobile Phone Display Screen Market by Technology, 2007-2014
Distribution of Mobile Phone Display Screen Market by Size, 2007-2014
Distribution of Smartphone Display Screen Market by Size, 2010
Distribution of Smartphone Display Screen Market by Resolution, 2010
Distribution of Smartphone Camera by Pixel, 2010
Distribution of Smartphone by WLAN, 2010
Cores of Premium-grade Mobile Phone
ARM Core Roadmap
Cortex-A9 Core
STERICSSON U8500 System
Block Diagram of Cortex A5
ARM Mali Graphic Framework
Classical Mobile Phones Employing Power VR
Distribution of Mobile Phone Manufacturers with Shipment of Operating Systems
Average Sales Price and Operating Profit Margin of Nokia Mobile Phone, 2008Q1-2010Q1
Shipment and Average Price of Nokia Mobile Phone, 2008Q1-2010Q1
Shipment of Nokia Mobile Phone by Region, 2008Q1-2010Q1
Sales Value of Nokia Mobile Phone by Region, 2009Q1 vs. 2010 Q1
Shipment of Nokia Mobile Phone in Greater China, 2007Q1-2010Q1 
Income of Motorola Mobile Phone by Region, 2009 Q1,Q4/2010 Q1
Shipment and Annual Growth of Samsung Mobile Phone, 2001-2009
Shipment of Samsung Mobile Phone by Quarter, 2008Q1-2010Q1
Average Export Price and Operating Profit Margin of Samsung Mobile Phone, 2007Q1-2010Q1
Shipment and Average Sales Price of Sony Ericsson Mobile Phone, 2008Q1-2010Q1
Income and Operating Profit Margin of Sony Ericsson Mobile Phone, 2008Q1-2010Q1
Shipment and Annual Growth of LG Mobile Phone, 2001-2009
Sales and Operating Profit Margin of LG Mobile Phone by Quarter, 2008Q1-2010Q1
Income Structure of LG Mobile Phone Business by Region, 2007Q1-2009Q3
International Subscribers of Blackberry and RIM Income by Region
Sales Volume of Blackberry Mobile Phone, FY2004-FY2010
Distribution of RIM Sales Volume by Model, Oct.2009
Income and Gross Profit Margin of HTC, 2003-2010
Shipment and Average Price of HTC, 2004-2010
Income of Texas Instruments by Sector, 2007-2009
Operating Profit of Texas Instruments by Sector, 2007-2009
OMAP Roadmap of Texas Instruments
Profile of OMAP 4 Series
Block Diagram of OMAP44X
Typical Application of OMAP44X
Software Framework of OMAP44X
Block Diagram of TWL6030 Power Management, TWL6040 AF Backend Processing Equipped with OMAP44X
Income and Operating Profit Margin of Marvell, FY2004-FY2010
Block Diagram of PXA910/920
Application Processor Technology of Samsung
Application Processor Roadmap of Samsung 
Block Diagram of S5PC100
Block Diagram of S3C6410
Block Diagram of S5P6640
Block Diagram of QSD8250
Features of MSM6280, MSM7200 and MSM7200A
Internal Structure of MSM7200A
Income and Operating Profit Margin of Nvidia, FY2005-FY2010
Income of Nvidia by Region, FY2008-FY2010
Income of Nvidia by Division, FY2008-FY2010
Income and Operating Profit Margin of Nvidia's Consumer Electronics Division, FY2007-FY2010
GPU Block Diagram of Nvidia Mobile Phone
Block Diagram of TEGRA
Market Share of Smartphone Web Browser Worldwide, May 2010
Income and EBITDA of Opera, 2004-2009
EBITDA of Opera, 2007 Q1-2010 Q1
Opera's Income by Application, 2007Q1-2010 Q1
Client Distribution of Opera by Type, 2009 Q4-2010 Q1
Income and Gross Profit Margin of Openwave, 2007Q1-2010Q1
Income Structure of Openwave, 2007Q1-2010Q1
Income Structure of Openware by Region, 2007Q1-2010Q1
Shipment of Mobile Phone with Sony Ericsson's Browser, 2001-2009 
Employee Distribution of Access by Region, 2008Q3-2010Q1
Income and Gross Profit Margin of Access, 2008Q3-2009Q4
Income and Gross Profit Structure of Access, 2007Q2-2008Q3
Income of Access by Product, FY2008 vs. FY2009 Q4
Order Intake of Access, 2008 vs. 2009
Japan's Latest Mobile Phone Employing Access' Browser
Household Appliances Employing Access' Browser

Blackberry BOLD Components and Suppliers
Blackberry STORM Components and Suppliers
HTC Touch Components and Suppliers (CDMA)
Sony Ericsson XPERIAX1 Components and Suppliers
T-MOBILE T1 Components and Suppliers
MOTO KRAVE ZN4 Components and Suppliers
N95 Components and Suppliers
APPLE IPHONE 16GB(2G)Components and Suppliers
Motorola Droid Components and Suppliers 
BlackBerry Tour 9630 Components and Suppliers 
T-Mobile (Sharp) Sidekick LX Components and Suppliers 
Microsoft Kin Components and Suppliers
Memory Configuration of 11 HTC Mobile Phone Models
Performance of Cortex A5
CPU Parameters of Common Smartphone
Real Shipment of Smartphone Operating Systems, 2008-2010
Component Configuration of 3 Models of Motorola Mobile Phone
Platforms of Sony Ericsson Mobile Phone
Mobile Phones Employing OMAP3430
Marvell ARMAD Series Products
Samsung Mobile Application Processors
Mobile Phones Employing S5PC100 and S3C6410
Mobile Phones Employing Nvidia's GPU
Features of Nvidia GPU for Mobile Phone
Financial Statement of Access' Branch Company, 2009
Mobile Phones Employing Access' Brower (Excluding Japanese Mobile Phone)

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