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Phil Solis

Research Director, Connectivity and Smartphone Semiconductors

Philip Solis is Research Director for IDC's Enabling Technologies team for wireless and mobile connectivity technologies and semiconductors, as well as the semiconductors inside smartphones. Mr. Solis' core research area includes the evolution of wireless connectivity technologies and semiconductors, including short-range wireless, Wi-Fi, LPWA, cellular, and 5G. The other part of his core research area is smartphone semiconductors, including the main processors, DSPs, baseband processors, and RF.


Before joining IDC, Phil did work with Tractica on the computer vision market, with SAR Insight & Consulting on WiGig and wireless power, and served as Chief Product Officer for FashionTeq, a small wearable startup. Prior to that, Phil was a Research Director at ABI Research, covering robotics and AI. Over his 14 years at ABI Research, Phil produced industry-leading research around wireless connectivity, Wi-Fi, WiGig, 4G, 5G, smartphones, and smartphone semiconductors, among other areas.


  • MBA in Marketing and Information from Pace University
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Stony Brook University
  • Frequent speaker, panelist, and moderator at industry conferences and cited in many publications including the BBC, The Boston Globe, EE Times, Financial Times, Fortune, Network World, The New York Times, PC World, and RCT Wireless.
NXP Semiconductors sold its stake in Suzhou ASEN Semiconductors Co. Ltd. for $127 million. While NXP describes this as a routine move, the timing would suggest the opposite, with Qualcomm's acquisition of NXP still awaiting the approval of ...
With 4G and WiFi increasingly using MIMO and MU-MIMO, RF semiconductor revenue is growing faster than baseband processor revenue. Qorvo's design win in D-Link's Covr mesh WiFi routers exemplify the growing opportunity for RF semiconductor v...
Worldwide Wireless Connectivity Technologies Forecast, 2018-2022

May 2018 - Market Forecast - Doc # US43837218

by: Phil Solis

This IDC study provides data for the wireless connectivity market for 2017–2022, with analysis and commentary. The wireless connectivity market continues to expand as WiFi, Bluetooth, 802.15.4, and other technologies continue to make their ...
This IDC study presents four views into IDC's taxonomy for the embedded and intelligent systems markets:The internet system landscape view looks across the layout of the internet that shows the relationships among the interconnected system ...
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