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Research and Markets: iPad Energizes $4 Billion Tablet PC Semiconductor Opportunity by 2014

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/22fae3/the_rise_of_the_in) has announced the addition of the "The Rise of the Internet Tablet: The Keys to Success" report to their offering.

The Internet tablet is entering a crowded market of mobile devices, but it has the opportunity to carve out a portion of the fast growing mobile electronics market segment for those that can deliver a complete solution that includes the device, content, applications, and wireless services that offer a unique usage model to users at an attractive price.

This report examines the potential for what In-Stat defines as an Internet tablet by:

  • Examining the evolution of the mobile electronics market
  • Comparing tablets to other mobile devices
  • Evaluating the keys to success in terms of technology, content/applications, wireless services, and business models
  • Providing an outlook for both consumer and commercial segments of the market
  • Analyzing the bill-of-materials of a tablet and forecasting the future trends
  • Examining the initial products and strategies of some of the initial market entrants, such as Apple.

The report also provides TAM figures for silicon and non-silicon components based on the device forecasts and estimated bill-of-materials.

Executive Summary:

The debut of the iPad promises significant opportunities well beyond just Apple. The iPad promises to energize the emerging tablet PC segment, creating a potential semiconductor opportunity of over US$4.1 billion in 2014 reports In-Stat. Other component vendors will capitalize on the new opportunity for batteries and displays, as well.

Tablets have quickly become a high priority for competitors across the value chain, including mobile operators, says Jim McGregor, In-Stat analyst. Even more important, is that the opportunity in tablets is complementary to other mobile devices, particularly smartphones and netbooks.

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

  • The potential unit Total Available Market (TAM) for Tablets is about 50 million in 2014.
  • Based on device Bill of Material (BoM) estimates, initial pricing of mainstream tablets should be in the $400-$500 range.
  • Thus far, only Apple and ICD have indicated carrier strategies, and only Apple offers an entire solution that includes content and applications.
  • Positioned between smartphones and PCs, tablets are attracting the interest of consumer electronics (CE) and computing OEMs.

Recent In-Stat research, The Rise of the Internet Tablet: The Keys to Success covers the worldwide market for Internet tablet PCs. It includes:

  • Examination of the potential for the internet tablet.
  • Analysis of bill of materials and forecasting of future trends.
  • Examination of products and strategies of some of the initial market entrants, such as Apple.
  • TAM figures for silicon and non-silicon components based on device forecasts and estimated bill of materials.

Key Topics Covered:

  • Overview
  • PC, Smartphone, or MID 2.0
  • The Crowded Mobile Market
  • Market Migration
  • Keys to Success
  • Technology
  • Applications/Content
  • Wireless Services
  • Business Models
  • Outlook
  • Component TAM
  • Key Players
  • Conclusions
  • List of Tables
  • List of Figures

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/22fae3/the_rise_of_the_in

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