Mobile World Congress: Components Playing Key Roles in New Trends

Posted on 03/18/2013 by

Jim Elliott

Over the past few weeks, we here at Samsung Semiconductor have been giving a lot of thought to the trends coming out of Mobile World Congress. While most of the focus at the show was on mobile end-products, it’s important to consider the component advancements are allowing OEMs to bring these innovations to market.

In this post, Voices@SamsungSemiconductor looks at some trends coming out of MWC – and how component technology is helping to fuel the progress that’s being made.

  • Thinner Tablets: Not surprisingly, portability was a key topic of discussion at MWC 2013, with manufacturers showing off  tablets thinner than ever before as consumers continue to demand thinner and lighter mobile devices . Advancements in component technology are facilitating this trend. For example, our memory chips are 50% thinner than they were five years ago.
  • Security for Work and Play: With Samsung KNOX, Samsung is looking to address the mobile security needs of enterprise IT without invading the privacy of employees. This is yet another example of how components are enabling one of the largest trends – BYOD – currently taking place in the mobile market.
  • Software as a Market Differentiator: Software is increasingly become a key differentiator among mobile products. At MWC, we saw this with new demos of Firefox OS, and Ubuntu Touch, among others. Hardware must adapt to allow for these software shifts. At Samsung Semiconductor, we’re anticipating this shifts by bringing more sophisticated components to the market – from eight-core processors for intensive computing, to flexible OLED technology for enhanced displays in the future. Our technology will allow the latest software to both run smoother and look better.

We hope this post gave you more food for thought on the latest in mobile industry trends. We’d love to hear your thoughts on how components are enabling other industry trends in the comments section below. 

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