Emerging Markets


IDC: Smartphone Shipments Declined in Southeast Asia During 2017

by Andrew Fenn

According to new data from IDC, total smartphone shipments in the emerging Southeast Asia (SEA) region recorded approximately 100 million units in 2017, declining by less than 1% year-on-year. IDC categorises Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, …

Tags:Emerging Markets| IDC| Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphone Market| Vol 25 - Issue 09

AR to Hit 900M Users as Facebook Stumbles on VR Adoption

by Steve Sechrist

In case you missed it, at the most recent Facebook virtual reality developer event last week, the top social network founder, Mark Zuckerberg, announced in his keynote the aggressive goal of 1 billion VR …

Tags:Augmented Reality| Emerging Markets| Market Data| Oculus VR| Vol 24 - Issue 39

Challenging Conditions Affect Africa’s Mobile Phone Market

by Yvette Raikes

Q1 mobile phone shipments in Africa were 54.5 million, down 8.2% QoQ, according to figures from IDC. Smartphones in particular saw a drop of 17.6% to 21.2 million units. However, the YOY market rose …

Tags:Emerging Markets| IDC| Market Data| MEA (Middle East & Africa)| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphone Market| Vol 24 - Issue 23

Virtual Reality Headset Market Forecast CES Update

by Steve Sechrist

The VR AR space is a niche market at best, barely showing up as a rounding error in the recent CEA market update given on press day one at CES 2017. The CTA Extended …

Tags:Augmented Reality| CES 2017| Emerging Markets| Market Data| Mobile Display Monitor| Press Events| Virtual Reality| Vol 24 - Issue 02

Will 2017 See VR Content Tipping Point?

by Steve Sechrist

As 2016 winds down, we enter the season of prophecy for next year’s digital future, and Virtual Reality (VR) content is being predicted as perhaps hitting a tipping point with “Mass Expansion of VR …

Tags:Content Creation| Emerging Markets| Market Data| Virtual Reality| Vol 23 - Issue 49

The Advent of OLED Fabric Displays?

by Steve Sechrist

In case you missed it, sometime between cooking that turkey and ordering your first Christmas gift, the folks at Korea’s national research lab KAIST said they’ve developed a process that can lead to wearable …

Tags:Emerging Markets| Fabric & Textile Displays| Flexible Displays| OLEDs| Vol 23 - Issue 47| Wearables

IHS Says Smart Watches to Dominate Wearables

by Steve Sechrist

Placing a bet on wearables? Look no further than the smartwatch category, which will dominate the display revenue space going forward, according to the latest IHS data presented at Display Week 2016 business conference. …

Tags:Emerging Markets| Flexible Displays| IHS Markit| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| SID Display Week 2016| Smartwatches| Vol 23 - Issue 21| Wearable Market

PCs Will ‘Eventually’ Stabilise, Says IDC

by Tom Allen

IDC continues to predict the ‘eventual stabilisation’ of the global PC market, with easing competition from other devices; Windows 10 and upgrades to new models boosting demand; and improving economic conditions. However, the decline …

Tags:Emerging Markets| IDC| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| PC Market (Personal Computers - PCs)| Vol 23 - Issue 10| Worldwide

2015 Was ‘Last Year’ for Double-Digit Phone Growth

by Tom Allen

2015 is likely to have been the last year of double-digit smartphone growth, IDC has forecast. 2015 shipments were up 10.4% YoY, to 1.44 billion units. Although projections for 2016 are higher (1.5 billion …

Tags:Android| Emerging Markets| IDC| iOS (Apple)| Mobile Display Monitor| Smartphone Market| Vol 23 - Issue 09| Windows| Worldwide

Lux Research Sees Changes in the Smart Glasses Leadsership

by Norbert Hildebrand

Lux Research, the US based Research Institute with a focus on emerging technologies has published a report on the status of smartglasses in enterprise applications. In this research, they have studied more than 70 …

Tags:AR Glasses| Augmented Reality| Emerging Markets| Mobile Display Monitor| SmartGlasses| Vol 23 - Issue 03

Smartphones Fall to Single-Digit Growth

by Tom Allen

2015 will be the first-ever full year of single-digit smartphone growth, according to IDC. The firm forecasts 9.8% growth YoY, to a total of 1.43 billion units. This is a revision from IDC’s previous …

Tags:Emerging Markets| IDC| Mobile Display Monitor| Operating Systems| Smartphone Market| Vol 22 - Issue 49