3 Projections About Nokia’s Smartphone Reboot

3 Projections About Nokia’s Smartphone Reboot
by Majeed Ahmad on 06-22-2015 at 8:00 pm

I have written a book on Nokia’s smartphone problem. The name of the book is Nokia’s Smartphone Problem: The End of an Icon? and it chronicles the Finnish company’s journey from a mobile handset maestro to a smartphone also-ran.

Nokia’s smartphone story began with the launch of the Communicator 900—arguab… Read More


Nokia on Top of the World, Again

Nokia on Top of the World, Again
by Majeed Ahmad on 04-15-2015 at 4:00 pm

Nokia is no more a mobile phone dynamo, but it’s now the world’s largest telecom equipment supplier ahead of Ericsson AB and Huawei Technologies. Nokia is buying Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion and the new global networking behemoth created as a result of this mega-merger—called Nokia Corp.—will be headquartered… Read More


How the iPhone Ended Nokia’s Reign!

How the iPhone Ended Nokia’s Reign!
by Daniel Nenni on 01-23-2015 at 7:30 am

The origin of ARM’s success in mobile phone space is largely traced to Symbian’s decision to exclusively support the ARM Instruction Set Architecture (ISA). This in turn was the consequence of a mid-1990s decision by Texas Instruments to use ARM in its mobile phone ASICs for Nokia, the driving force behind the inception of the Symbian… Read More


A de-parallel universe for Windows 10

A de-parallel universe for Windows 10
by Don Dingee on 10-03-2014 at 7:00 am

It was CES 2011 when Steve Ballmer sweatered up and pitched the coming universe according to Microsoft, where the same Windows base would run on everything – PC, phone, tablet, and game console. Getting from that visionary statement to Windows 10 hasn’t been a smooth ride.… Read More


The Two Biggest Misses in Mobile

The Two Biggest Misses in Mobile
by Paul McLellan on 07-23-2014 at 9:50 am

There are some interesting parallels between Intel and Microsoft. Both of them missed mobile. Actually they didn’t completely miss mobile, both of them had programs from early days. But clearly they both regarded mobile as a much lower priority: the PC was where all the money was and where it would continue to be forever.… Read More


A Re-look at TI’s Businesses, Strategies & Future

A Re-look at TI’s Businesses, Strategies & Future
by Pawan Fangaria on 06-09-2014 at 8:00 am

In recent days I’ve seen several long discussions about Texas Instrumentslosing its grip in semiconductor industry when it came out of a business it was strong in, i.e. wireless business. It seems the semiconductor community has not digested the fact that TI, very rightly, came out of the OMAP business at the right time. The smartphone… Read More


TI’s Way of Strategies – Formation & Execution

TI’s Way of Strategies – Formation & Execution
by Pawan Fangaria on 02-26-2014 at 8:30 am

For a company to stand still and continually prosper even after facing several downturns in its career of 80+ years, and still move swiftly with strong commitment and confidence, its strategy has to be right and rock solid possessing sustainable competitive advantage, and of course it has to be an early mover in everything it does… Read More


Is Smartphone Market Maturing?

Is Smartphone Market Maturing?
by Pawan Fangaria on 02-17-2014 at 12:00 pm

Yes and No, in my view. Yes to a certain extent, considering that most of the people in developed world have more than one (may be with dual sim card) phone; and No, considering the vast untapped market in the third world countries of Asia and Africa. In India, although much of the population (who can afford a phone) has phone, but not … Read More


The Semiconductor Landscape – III

The Semiconductor Landscape – III
by Pawan Fangaria on 01-20-2014 at 12:30 pm

In continuation to my earlier observations and anticipations (landscape1, landscape2) which came up to my expectations, I was further inspired to ponder over the macros of our ever growing semiconductor industry. We may argue the business is stagnating, we may argue that the pace of scaling is slowing, but when I look back at the… Read More