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Major AI Voice Assistant Brands and Their Latest Developments

  • Report

  • 15 Pages
  • September 2018
  • Region: Global
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)
  • ID: 4657439

Four years since the advent of the AI (Artificial Intelligence) voice assistant, Amazon, Google, and other big tech firms have been developing related technologies, hardware products, and applications of their own, and have pioneered. This report analyzes the development of AI voice assistants from the standpoint of the market's vanguards such as Amazon and Google, and from technical, product, and application perspectives as well. It is intended as a reference point for businesses who are interested in tapping opportunities in this arena.

List of Topics

  • This research report presents shipment volume and value forecast, and recent quarter review of the Taiwanese mobile PC industry, comprising of notebook PCs and tablets and covering mainly ODM, OEM, EMS, OBM, and private-label makers.
  • The report includes shipment volume and value, ASP, manufacturer volume ranking, shipment by product mix.
  • The content of this report is based on primary data obtained through interviews with Taiwan's notebook PC and tablet makers which have production facilities in Taiwan and/or China.

Table of Contents

1. Definition

2. Technology-wise: Simplified, Personalized, and More Human
2.1 Amazon Alexa
2.2 Google Assistant

3. Product-wise: Portable and Large-screen Smart Speakers

4. Application-wise: The Four Primary Applications

Glossary of Terms
List of Companies

List of Figures
Figure 1: Amazon Alexa's Development Timeline
Figure 2: Google Assistant's Development Timeline
Figure 3: Development Timeline of Major Voice Assistant Brands in Four Primary Market Segments



Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Alibaba
  • Amazon
  • Anchor
  • Apple
  • Baidu
  • Dark Blue Labs
  • DeepMind
  • DNNresearch
  • Evi
  • Google
  • iFlyTek
  • Ivona Software
  • JD.com
  • L’Oreal
  • Linglong Techology
  • Mead Johnson
  • Mengniu Dairy
  • Mobvoi
  • Nongfu Spring
  • Pedigree
  • Schwarzkopf
  • Sofy
  • Wavii
  • Whiskas
  • Xiaomi
  • Yanghe
  • Ya


Primary research with a holistic, cross-domain approach

The exhaustive primary research methods are central to the value that the analyst delivers. A combination of questionnaires and on-site visits to the major manufacturers provides a first view of the latest data and trends. Information is subsequently validated by interviews with the manufacturers' suppliers and customers, covering a holistic industry value chain. This process is backed up by a cross-domain team-based approach, creating an interlaced network across numerous interrelated components and system-level devices to ensure statistical integrity and provide in-depth insight.

Complementing primary research is a running database and secondary research of industry and market information. Dedicated research into the macro-environmental trends shaping the ICT industry also allows the analyst to forecast future development trends and generate foresight perspectives. With more than 20 years of experience and endeavors in research, the methods and methodologies include:


  • Component supplier interviews
  • System supplier interviews
  • User interviews
  • Channel interviews
  • IPO interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Consumer surveys
  • Production databases
  • Financial data
  • Custom databases


  • Technology forecasting and assessment
  • Product assessment and selection
  • Product life cycles
  • Added value analysis
  • Market trends
  • Scenario analysis
  • Competitor analysis