Big tech companies that missed the boat see the writing on the wall, too, and are scrambling to secure a position in the mobile computing market. Some are selling off legacy lines of business and changing their focus.
Although ARM designs the processors that power the mobile revolution, it does not manufacture a single piece of hardware. ARM licenses its breakthrough designs to a large ecosystem of companies that implement its designs, from which it derives revenues from licensing and royalties. ARM works closely with its licensees to tailor its designs for their individual needs.
One of the top-tier members of the ARM ecosystem is poised for growth and with the markets recent (circa Q4 2011) decline, it is a good time to invest in technology.
This top-tier company, back in 2006, purchased Intel’s XScale business which specialized in designing mobile procesors. With this acquisition, this marvelous company holds an ARM architecture license so it can custom design its own chips based on ARM technology. By combining ARM processor technology with other computer components on a chip, it creates what is known as system on a chip, or SoC for short. This manufacturing technique helps lower overall core costs in large production runs.
One of this company’s recent SoC models integrates an ARM processor along with Chinese TD-SCDMA functionality. The processor can run Google’s popular mobile phone operating system, Android. It also can run China’s version of Android. Using the SoC technology, phones that recently sold for $500 in China, will new sell for close to $100.
With a population of over 1.3 Billion, China represents the largest national mobile market in the world. According to Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MITI), 930 Million Chinese are mobile phone users.
At face value, this might sound like a relatively saturated market however nothing could be further from the truth. Only 87 Million Chinese mobile users have fast 3G services so the great majority of China’s mobile users are still using old 2G mobile phones. Essentially, when it come to smart phones with fast wireless connections, the Chinese mobile market is about where the U.S. was nearly a decade ago.
A key factor holding up China’s expansion into 3G has been the relatively high cost of smartphones. Since the average income of the Chinese is still quite a bit lower than in other places, such as the U.S. or Europe, the rapidly falling handset prices will spark strong growth in the world’s fastest-growing 3G market.
This company is also positioned for growth beyond the Chinese 3G market. It is a global mobile computing company. Recently, it announced the release of a first-in-class, single-chip, wireless world modem. For mobile device manufacturers, this chip allows the use of a single modem solution that can be integrated into products sold anywhere in the world. Having a single universal wireless modem simplifies manufacturing, as well as gives customers the option of a true “world phone.”
I trust this post has provided some background and evidence that China represents the largest national mobile market in the world and that this marvelous ARM license holder has a big first-mover advantage.
I favor a quote from Steve Forbes. Forbes says that pursuing additional financial education and the resulting increase in our financial literacy (including the investment potential of the mobile marvel in China) will open our eyes to alternative wealth creating strategies and this will be the key to resolving our global financial crisis.
To gain the necessary financial education, it is best to obtain association with, access to, and membership in a wealth creation community. As a result, you will learn and have the knowledge to use alternative wealth creating strategies such as Bank on Yourself, debt reduction, and asset protection. You will be exposed to wealth acceleration investments in areas (discussed in this and previous blog posts) such as the mobile market in China, the imminent banking revolution, the power of Compound Interest, new internal-combustion engine designs, the shale gas revolution, surfing the mobile wave, the space gun technology boom, the wireless data boom, the smart power grid, nanotech being applied to biotech, biotech and nanotech converging with the semiconductor industry, electric cars, new access to space, 3D virtual technology, atomically precise manufacturing, nuclear power generation, commercial space ventures, Carrier Ethernet technologies, nanotech lithography, robotics, nano-based next-generation battery technology, precious metals, water rights, oil, natural gas, potash mines, food commodities, and gold mines. You will have the knowledge to consider investments in assets that are inherently useful like oil rigs, hydropower, or methanol plants; things that are hard to build, difficult to replace, and costly to substitute; definitely not financial stocks, definitely not retail stocks, definitely not commercial property.
Another benefit of membership in a wealth creation community is exposure to entrepreneurial leadership and business opportunities. Many of these leaders suggest that if you don’t focus on being a digital entrepreneur, being self-employed, or being a small business owner, it will be a very tough road in the months and years ahead; actually it will be an uphill battle. As a result, the innovative wealth creation communities provide education and training on B2B, and B2C, eCommerce enabling a new breed of professionals that are creating six figure second incomes.
It is wise to monitor breakthrough technology as there are truly exciting developments underway as part of the mobile marvel in China and related business activities. I will continue to monitor developments and provide updates in future articles and at my blog.
I want to thank Ray Bianco of Technology Profits, published by Agora Financial, as he was the source of some of the materials about the technology advancements mentioned in this post.
Also, a great book to read would be Mobile Marketing: Finding Your Customers No Matter Where They Are by Cindy Krum.
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