Component Makers Stand To Profit From Smartphone Growth
By Herr Hansa
:Many articles, and a great deal of investor attention, focus upon the biggest names in smartphones. The majority of the biggest names in mobile phones use a myriad of components, parts, and microchips from many other companies. In this article, we will take a brief look at the companies that make the parts that make smartphones possible, and how their revenues may be affected by the continued growth of smartphones. There is a great deal of attention paid to the smartphone operating systems and app development, but the hardware behind smartphones often gets less attention.
According to the International Data Corporation Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped 398.4 million units in 1Q12 compared to 404.3 million units in the first quarter of 2011.The worldwide smartphone market grew 42.5% year over year in 1Q12Complete Story »