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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.
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