Texas Instruments tops ABI Research Mobile Internet Device Platforms Vendor Matrix Ranking

Texas Instruments has been ranked at the top of the latest Vendor Matrix released by ABI Research. NVIDIA and Freescale Semiconductor claimed the second and third spots in the company's new evaluation of worldwide Mobile Internet Device (MID) platform vendors.

08/12/2009


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Texas Instruments has been ranked at the top of the latest Vendor Matrix released by ABI Research. NVIDIA and Freescale Semiconductor claimed the second and third spots in the company's new evaluation of worldwide Mobile Internet Device (MID) platform vendors.

Jeff Orr, senior analyst, says TI's current MID platforms, incorporating ARM processor cores, "excelled in several categories, including the implementation of every mobile operating system we examined - from Microsoft Windows Mobile to Palm's webOS." Seven PC and mobile operating systems were factored into scoring. NVIDIA and Freescale represent the next generation of multimedia-rich MID platforms, which are expected to debut during the second half of 2009.

The Vendor Matrix is an analytical tool developed by ABI Research to provide a clear understanding of vendors' positions in specific markets. Vendors are assessed on the important parameters of "innovation" and "implementation" across several criteria unique to each vendor matrix.

For this particular matrix, under "innovation," ABI Research examined these platforms' connectivity options, their level of voice support, the capabilities of their processors, their displays, and the integration and support services available to licensees and manufacturers of the MID platform. "TI received perfect scores for its range of voice support, display capabilities and integration support services," notes Orr. "The company offers development tools, reference designs and consultative services necessary to accelerate MID design programs into manufacturing."

Under "implementation," ABI Research scrutinized the following criteria: existing customer types (what PC system, mobile handset and consumer electronics vendors are currently buying or licensing the MID platform or architecture); commercially available products, current PC operating system support, and existing mobile operating system support.

To view a chart showing the rankings of the "top seven" firms in this Vendor Matrix, please visit MID Platforms Vendor Matrix . Registration on the ABI Research website (free) is required. Access to the rankings and profiles of all companies surveyed is available to clients of ABI Research.

- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, electronic products editor, MBT www.mbtmag.com



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