ABI Research Acquires Teardown Startup Market Eye 1

Oyster Bay, New York - 01 Jun 2011

ABI Research announces today that it has acquired Austin, TX-based teardown startup Market Eye 1.

Market Eye 1, which provided mobile device teardowns at the board and platform levels, was founded in 2009 by cellular industry veteran James Mielke.

Market Eye’s teardown product and service portfolio will be added to the growing roster of research groups at the 20-year-old ABI Research. James Mielke has joined the firm as VP of Engineering to assist in the integration, management and expansion of the new group.

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“Teardown analysis is extremely complimentary to our existing product portfolio and the interests of our core clients,” says ABI Research president Tim Archdeacon. “Jim’s approach to teardowns is driven by platform benchmarking and forecasting, and provides teardown buyers a unique perspective not available anywhere else in the market today.”

Marrying ABI Research’s existing research on mobile devices, pricing, semiconductor and end-user adoption, teardowns are the final element needed for a complete end-to-end understanding of the mobile device industry. Few if any other research firms can boast this comprehensive approach.

“Jim’s decades of experience as a teardown consumer in the industry have given him a unique way of looking at the market, one that he found was missing in the industry,” says Stuart Carlaw, ABI Research Chief Research Officer. “We are all looking forward to working with Jim and expanding this new product portfolio in the months ahead.”

Initially, ABI Research will offer two core product sets:

The “Mobile Device Teardown Service is a traditional teardown analysis of handsets, segmented by handset manufacturer. It includes high-resolution photos and x-rays of boards and components and a unique viewing tool. It also presents power measurements taken during simulated use, and cost estimates for all critical components. This Service covers virtually every phone model produced each year, with detailed teardowns of those containing any new technology.

The second, which is unrivaled in the industry, is the “Mobile Device Platform Intelligence Service. It provides full specifications and roadmap for each released and planned platform from 2000 through 2013, including overlay roadmaps for any of nearly 20 platform providers of cellular, WiMAX and LTE chipsets, application processors and connectivity. Roadmaps are plotted by board area, power consumption, process technology, cost, and more.

ABI Research provides in-depth analysis and quantitative forecasting of trends in global connectivity and other emerging technologies. From offices in North America, Europe and Asia, ABI Research’s worldwide team of experts advises thousands of decision makers through 30+ research and advisory services. Est. 1990. For more information visit www.abiresearch.com, or call +1.516.624.2500.​

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