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Baseband Industry Study, 2005-2006

  • ID: 328278
  • Report
  • January 2006
  • Region: China
  • 150 pages
  • Research In China
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  • ADI
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  • Ericsson Mobile Platforms
  • Infineon
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  • Silicon Laboratories
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For most mobile handsets, baseband is the most expensive semiconductor device. As the price TFT-LCD display is declining, baseband semiconductor is becoming the most expensive mobile handset device. Moreover, baseband determines the choice of mobile phone platforms, as well as the function and performance of mobile phones. Therefore, it is definitely the heart of mobile phone.

The market pattern of baseband semiconductors is changing. In the 2G market, especially the Chinese market, the emergence of MediaTek caused a great change. It has swept the Chinese market with its low price, high concentration, abundant functions, high performance, perfect service etc.

According to the Ministry of Information Industry, mobile phone sales in China in 2005 added up to 140 million units (including smuggling and underground market). The market share of imported brands (including smuggling market) was 65%. The baseband semiconductors shipment of MediaTek in 2005 was 30 million pieces, among which, 90% went to the Chinese mainland with a market share of 55%. The other large providers include ADI, TI and Philips.

The surge of Mediatek's market share from 13% in 2004 to 55% in 2005 is a miracle. Its shipment increased from 3.4 million pieces to 27 million pieces. And the handset models of MT6228 and MT6229 developed by MediaTek will carry on the myth of MT6218 and MT6219 in 2006.

ADI and Spreadtrum are now really influenced by MediaTek. ADI pays much attention on Asian market. However, because its software development highly depends on TTPCOM with such problems as long development period, high technical difficulty and high cost, its clients such as LG turned to MediaTek. Spreadtrum, which concentrates on Chinese local mobile phone manufacturers, had to reduce the price due to the fierce competition with MediaTek.

The decline of Philips was mainly caused by a sharp shipment decrease of CECW who adopts Philips platform, and also by the fact that it pays less attention to the semiconductor sector. Moreover, although under pressure, TI has successfully positioned itself on high-end products, especially in the field of smart mobile phone. And SKYWORKS has gained a strong support from Techfaith, thus maintaining a steady market share.

In China, there are 4-5 corporations specializing in the development of TD-SCDMA baseband. Although TD-SCDMA attracts more and more attention, it still has a high risk. Operators are all expected to establish a 3G network with the lowest cost and strongest performance. Even if the license for TD-SCDMA will be issued in 2006, it still does not imply the success of TD-SCDMA

But there is no doubt that WCDMA license will be definitely issued in the 3G market in China. WCDMA also faces a couple of challenges such as an expensive patent (Qualcomm), a large investment requirement and a furious competition. Three Taiwan corporations have entered the field of WCDMA baseband, including MediaTek.

The most suitable time-to-market for TD-SCDMA baseband manufacturers will be shortly before or after the issue of TD-SCDMA license. For most investors and security analysts, issuing of the TD-SCDMA license means absolute success of TD-SCDMA, due to their superficial knowledge of the market and technology.

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1. Brief Introduction of Baseband
1.1 Definition and functions of baseband
1.2 DSP applications
1.3 Changes of baseband in 3G generation
1.4 Design separation or integration of baseband and application processor

2. Baseband Market
2.1 3G mobile phone market
2.2 2.5G baseband market pattern
2.3 3G baseband market pattern

3. Baseband Manufacturers
3.1 Qualcomm
3.2 TI
3.3 Freescale
3.4 Agere
3.5 Ericsson Mobile Platforms
3.6 ADI
3.7 Infineon
3.8 Broadcom
3.9 Philips
3.11 Commit
3.12 CYIT
3.13 Spreadtrum
3.14 T3G
3.15 Silicon Laboratories
3.16 VIA Telecom
3.16 EONEX
3.17 ICERA
3.18 MediaTek

4. Baseband Periphery Manufacturers
4.1 ARM

5. Cost Analysis of Mobile Phone Semiconductor
5.1 Cost analysis of mobile phone
5.2 Cost analysis examples of mobile phone semiconductor and mobile phone disassembly
5.2.1 Bird D660
5.2.2 Sony Ericsson V800
5.2.3 Nokia 7600
5.2.4 Toshiba V603T
5.2.5 Nokia 9500
5.2.6 Motorola V3

Selected figures and tables

- DMIPS consumption of various applications
- Forecast of MODEM development trends by ARM
- Brief introduction of ARM1156
- Global shipment of 3G mobile phone from 2002-2009
- Global Shipment of CDMA and WCDMA mobile handset from 2003-2006
- Global market share distribution of major CDMA2000 manufacturers in the first half of 2005
- Global market share distribution of major WCDMA manufacturers in the first half of 2005
- Market share distribution of Major 2.5G baseband manufacturers in 2004
- Market share distribution of Major 2.5G baseband manufacturers in 2005
- Market share distribution forecast of Major 2.5G baseband manufacturers in 2006
- Market Share distribution of Major Chinese local baseband Manufacturers in 2005
- Market share distribution of Major WCDMA baseband manufacturers in 2004
- Main clients of Qualcomm
- Baseband product roadmap of Qualcomm
- Operators of Qualcomm CDMA EV-DO
- WCDMA patent licensing manufacturers of Qualcomm
- Enterprises adopting Qualcomm WCDMA chips
- Revenue and growth Rate of TI wireless division from 2003-2004
- Revenue growth rate of Global top six wireless chip Enterprises from 2003-2004
- Revenue structure of TI wireless division
- Internal frame and external applications of OMAPV2230
- Internal module and external applications of OMAPV1030
- Internal frame of OMAP733
- Internal frame of OMAP730
- Internal frame of OMAP750
- Baseband Products of Skyworks
- Customer relationship of major baseband manufacturers
- Mobile phone models and manufacturers adopting Qualcomm baseband chip
- Mobile phone platform of TI
- Baseband processor features of OMAP series
- Mobile phone platform of ADI
- Mobile Phone Baseband Products of ADI
- Baseband Products of Philips
- Baseband Products of Skyworks
- Brief Introduction of Icera
- Bird D660 BOM
- Semiconductor device list of Sony Ericsson V800
- Semiconductor BOM list of Nokia7600
- Semiconductor device list of Toshiba V603T
- Semiconductor devices list of Nokia 9500
- Semiconductor device list of Motorola V3

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- Qualcomm
- TI
- Freescale
- Agere
- Ericsson Mobile Platforms
- Infineon
- Broadcom
- Philips
- Skyworks
- Commit
- Spreadtrum
- T3G
- Silicon Laboratories
- VIA Telecom
- MediaTek
- Nokia
- Motorola
- Toshiba

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