5G handsets arrived in Barcelona in force. Leading up to MWC, Samsung announced two 5G devices and Huawei one model. Other OEMs, like OPPO, Xiaomi, LG, ZTE and Nubia showed upcoming devices.
The Analyst Team
Principal Analyst, Mobile Devices & Networks
Wayne Lam is principal analyst within the wireless communications team and is responsible for research related to the market tracking, forecast and supply chain analysis of mobilized devices.
Prior to joining the wireless group, Wayne served as a hardware analyst within the renowned IHS Teardown Services team, focusing on mobile handset designs. Wayne began his career as a process engineer at Intel Corp., starting with the 0.25um process technology through to the 300mm wafer manufacturing transition. He later took on the role of technical consultant at Symbian Inc., pioneering there in the smartphone operating systems space with leading handset OEMs.
More recently, Wayne has worked with firms like Qualcomm and Aerovironment in developing new business models and opportunities after graduating from business school. His research has been featured in various articles in major newspapers and magazines, such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg/BusinessWeek, and The Economist.
Wayne graduated with an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California (USC). He also earned two engineering degrees from Cornell University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Senior Research Manager
As part of Omdia’s consumer devices team, Jusy is responsible for wireless and PC research, with a focus on smartphones, feature phones, laptops, and tablets. His research covers mobile device shipment, production, and technology trends, as well as companies’ strategies. Jusy also coordinates Omdia’s wider consumer electronics research in Asia.
Jusy joined IHS Markit (now Omdia) in 2004 and became a leading TV research analyst. His work has concentrated on demand forecasting and competitive, pricing, and technology trend analysis. He has also served as project manager for consultancy projects related to display technology, market and consumer trends, and feasibility study and cost analysis for manufacturers, government institutions, and investment companies. He frequently speaks at major industry events around the world, including display conferences like SID and IMID. Based in South Korea, Jusy speaks fluent Korean, English, and Japanese and has a broad network of key contacts in South Korea and Japan.
Gerrit Schneemann has amassed significant experience in the global mobile handset market, covering the space for over a decade. In his current role, he is a regular contributor to reports and databases, providing insightful perspective on the current forces and anticipated technologies of consequence at work in the smartphone space.
Gerrit examines the smartphone market from a consumer’s perspective while monitoring developments in the wireless carrier space, keeping track of the applications and services that impact smartphone usage and trends. For his expertise, Gerrit is regularly quoted in print and online publications. Prior to his coverage of the smartphone market, Gerrit specialized in the portable navigation device and location-based technologies and services space for the consumer market. Gerrit has an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and a Master of Science degree in predictive analytics from Northwestern University.
Senior Research Analyst
As a part of smartphone intelligence team, Anna focuses on mobile device research in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Anna covers smartphone shipments and mobile technology trends and examines company strategies. She contributes to the smartphone intelligence service and keeps a regional focus on the European and Russian smartphone markets.
Ms. Ahrens joined Omdia in January 2019 with more than 10 years of experience in the electronic components industry, including roles in forecasting, market intelligence, business development, and product management for display devices. Previously, she worked at Samsung Semiconductors Europe. Ms. Ahrens holds a Bachelor of Applied Linguistics and Cultural Studies from the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. She is based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and is fluent in German, English, and Russian.
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