We are now well into 2020 and second-generation 5G devices are arriving onto the market with newer and less expensive designs. This industry trend of democratizing 5G and getting the technology into more consumers’ hands has been a trend Omida has predicted since the arrival of commercial 5G components few years earlier. Armed with new integrated 5G SoC chipsets from MediaTek and Qualcomm, smartphone OEMs now have more tools at their disposal to drive hardware costs down and deliver 5G capabilities down segment. In this article, we will focus on a pair of 5G devices from Oppo under the Reno label.
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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).
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