Taipei, Thursday, July 30, 2015 16:19 (GMT+8)
mostly cloudy
Taipei
29°C
Top 5 global application processor suppliers in 2013 - Products and market analysis
Eric Lin, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Tuesday 30 April 2013]
Registration required (free) to purchase. Please sign in if you wish to continue.
ARM architecture for application processors (APs) remains the mainstay for mobile applications, with the top five suppliers of ARM architecture-based APs - Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung, MediaTek and Spreadtrum - currently accounting for around 90% of the market. Digitimes Research looks at each supplier's strengths and weaknesses through a comprehensive analysis of technology, architecture, product positioning and shipments, providing the industry with an overview of the latest trends and developments in the AP industry.
Abstract
China AP shipments accounted for 20% of the total global shipments in 2012

Application processors (AP) have developed rapidly from mobile communications products into an increasingly wide range of applications, including the PC and server sectors. While ARM architectures remain the mainstay for mobile applications, x86-based APs are making progress rapid enough to concern those in the ARM camp. The top five suppliers of ARM architecture-based APs - Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung, MediaTek and Spreadtrum, currently account for around 90% of the market. Digitimes Research looks at each supplier's strengths and weaknesses through a comprehensive analysis of technology, architecture, product positioning and shipments, providing the industry with an overview of the latest trends and developments in the AP industry.

Table of contents
Price: NT$48,000 (approx. US$1,685)
Realtime news
  • Asia Tech Image to ship CIS modules to China-based ATM maker

    IT + CE - Stockwatch | 9min ago

  • Taiwan, China firms to jointly set up cloud-based educational platform

    IT + CE | 25min ago

  • Young Optics to start production of industrial optical modules for ultra-slim surveillance devices

    IT + CE - Stockwatch | 27min ago

  • Low order visibility for 2H15, says SPIL chairman

    Bits + chips | 30min ago

  • Innolux reports 2Q15 performance

    Displays | 33min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan 2Q15 LCD TV shipments decline 8% on year

    Displays | 51min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan 2Q15 small- to medium-size panel shipments drop 0.4%

    Displays | 1h 32min ago

  • Worldwide tablet market continues to decline; vendor landscape is evolving, says IDC

    IT + CE | 1h 36min ago

  • High-end graphics cards become new focus for vendors

    IT + CE | 2h 11min ago

  • Delta Electronics starts integration of Norway-based Eltek

    IT + CE | 2h 13min ago

  • WearWise unveils new wearable camera

    IT + CE | 2h 17min ago

  • Wistron chairman expresses concerns about China supply chain takeover

    IT + CE | 2h 20min ago

  • Taiwan IC firms positive about demand for USB 3.1 Type-C solutions

    Bits + chips | 2h 22min ago

Pause
 | 
View more

Display panels for wearable devices: Market overview and forecast through 2017

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 23, 12:15

The wearables market is a growing focal point for many vendors and players in the display panel supply chain. This Digitimes Research Special Report looks at developments in panel applications in the wearable industry, with a specific focus on panel makers in...

Developments in the UV LED industry

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 16, 18:28

As white LED applications are becoming more widely accepted and common in the market and China makers push more price-competitive solutions, the 2015 global high-brightness LED output value is expected to only grow 7.5% on year. It is not surprising that in a...

Taiwan notebooks - 2Q 2015

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Jul 24, 15:33

The global notebook market remained sluggish in the second quarter of 2015. The seasonal pattern that has governed the notebook market previously will not appear in 2015, with Taiwan makers set to see on-year declines in the shipments during the second half of...

Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2015

TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | May 22, 15:51

Taiwan's LCD TV makers saw strong seasonal impacts in the first quarter of 2015. Shipments to North America saw a particularly sharp decline as a result of reduced procurement from Mexico and major client Toshiba quitting the North America market.

Taiwan handsets – 1Q 2015

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | May 15, 15:58

Most of Taiwan's handset makers felt strong seasonal effects in the first quarter. Foxconn suffered particularly as a result of drastic drops in orders from Sony Mobile and Microsoft Mobile.

Intel strategies in the mobile device market
2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast
Analysis of China revised domestic semiconductor industry goals
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.