The Smartphone Market The emerging markets are rapidly shifting towards smartphones leaving behind feature phones, with more than half of the mobile phones being sold today being smartphones. This is not a small number at more than 500 million annually. The growth is being primarily driven by the low cost emerging markets such as India, [...]

iPhone 5c Apple¬†(AAPL)¬†was widely rumored to come out with an iPhone version which would cater to the middle segment of the smartphone market if not the lower end. This would greatly enhance the company’s TAM as it would allow millions of users in emerging markets to buy Apple products, as the current lineup is simply [...]

I love buying technology gadgets and that too when they are being offered at a huge discount. Buying phones and tablets in India is always costlier than buying it from USA and other countries, as India imposes a 25% imports duty. Since India manufactures almost zilch in semiconductors and electronics, that means you have to [...]

United Microelectronics¬†(UMC) is the world’s second largest publicly listed semiconductor foundry. UMC is located in Taiwan like TSMC (TSM) and gets most of its revenues by producing semiconductor chips for mostly fabless customers based in the USA such as Mediatek, Broadcom and others. UMC was founded in 1980 and was one of the first companies [...]

LG Air Conditioners Founded in 1958, LG is known for bringing advanced digital products and applied technologies to its customers. LG Electronics is on its way to becoming a worldwide leader in digital world, ensuring customer satisfaction through innovative products and superior service. LG Electronics control 114 local subsidiaries worldwide, with roughly 82,000 executives and [...]

Apple (AAPL) has been criticized as being too slow in rolling out new products as compared to important rivals such as Samsung (SSNGY.OB), Blackberry (BBRY), LG and even Nokia (NOK). Apple’s latest version of iPhone is already a year old and the date for the new version has not been announced. Meanwhile Samsung is claiming [...]