Taipei, Wednesday, December 7, 2016 02:09 (GMT+8)
mostly cloudy
Taipei
21°C
Digitimes Research: Global application processor market to grow more slowly in 2014
Eric Lin, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Monday 18 November 2013]

Global shipments of application processors for smart devices are expected to grow 43% on year to 1.32 billion units in 2013, powered by robust sales of Apple and Samsung Electronics branded products, according to Digitimes Research.

The growing market in China has also helped boost global AP shipments in 2013 since the AP market in China is expected to expand by at annual rate of over 60% to account for over 30% of global sales in the year.

However, growth of global AP shipments will slow to 23% in 2014 due to the saturating market in China, where AP shipments are likely to expand at a pace slower than the industry's average, to reach only 17% in the coming year as sales of domestic-branded tablets will be affected by international brands, and the growth of overseas shipments of smart devices will not be able to offset the impact of scaling back domestic sales.

In 2014, sales of ARM's Cortex-A12-based application processors for smartphones are expected to grow significantly, while the sales ratio of 64-bit processors is likely to rise over 20% thanks to strong promotions by Apple and Samsung. With the exception of Samsung, Apple and Qualcomm, other AP vendors are unlikely to step into the 64-bit segment until 2015, Digitimes Research commented.

This article is an excerpt from a Digitimes Research Special Report (2014 global mobile application processor market forecast). Visit our latest Special reports.

Realtime news
  • Fitness trackers in the lead as wearable market grows 3.1% in 3Q16, says IDC

    IT + CE | 4h 47min ago

  • Camera module maker Newmax reports increased sales for November

    Mobile + telecom - Newswatch | 4h 52min ago

  • Chip demand for iPads slows

    Bits + chips | 4h 55min ago

  • Global October chip sales increase, says SIA

    Bits + chips | 4h 58min ago

  • Rugged computer device maker Getac reports strong sales for November

    IT + CE - Stockwatch | 5h 1min ago

  • Nanya posts revenue growth in November

    Bits + chips | 5h 3min ago

  • HTC sees revenues continue to drop in November

    Mobile + telecom | 5h 6min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments in 4Q16 to reach 51.29 million

    IT + CE | 5h 9min ago

  • Sinbon Electronics November revenues roughly flat on month

    IT + CE | 5h 15min ago

  • Lite-On Technology sees November revenues increase

    IT + CE | 5h 17min ago

  • General Interface Solution sees decreased November revenues

    Before Going to Press | 4h 49min ago

  • Vietnam aims at 7.0%, 10.7% of total power generation for renewable energy in 2020, 2030

    Before Going to Press | 5h 32min ago

  • Local governments in China temporarily suspend PV installation applications

    Before Going to Press | 5h 33min ago

  • Darfon Electronics sees decreased November revenues

    Before Going to Press | 5h 35min ago

  • Diode maker Eris November revenues rise

    Before Going to Press | 5h 36min ago

  • China LED material, chip makers hike prices

    Before Going to Press | 5h 36min ago

  • Synnex Technology November revenues up on month, down on year

    Before Going to Press | 5h 37min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Global digital gaming market to reach US$99.6 billion in 2016

    Before Going to Press | 5h 39min ago

  • TSMC to build new plant for 5nm and newer processes

    Before Going to Press | 5h 41min ago

  • TSMC orders equipment for NT$13.5 billion

    Before Going to Press | 5h 42min ago

Pause
 | 
View more

Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2017

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Nov 28, 10:20

According to surveys and analyses conducted by Digitimes Research, revenues generated from sales of server motherboards, servers, storage systems and related network system equipment by Taiwan-based vendors will continue on an upward trend to reach NT$558.5 billion...

Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2016

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Apr 1, 15:47

Strong demand from the cloud computing market helped Taiwan's server shipments grow 12.5% on year to break 10 million units in 2015, accounting for 90.7% of worldwide shipments and the percentage is expected to grow to 91.1% in 2016. This Digitimes Research Special...

China smartphone AP shipment 4Q forecast

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Dec 2, 14:32

Digitimes Research estimates shipments of AP for smartphones and tablet PC in China in the fourth quarter of 2016 will show a growth of 11.6% on quarter.

Taiwan handsets - 3Q 2016

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Nov 30, 14:14

Taiwan handset makers had a disappointing third quarter in 2016 as a result of decreased ODM orders and low-than-expected performances of Taiwan's brand vendors.

Taiwan LCD TVs – 3Q 2016

TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Nov 28, 14:17

Taiwan LCD TV makers saw some impacts from panel shortages in the third quarter of 2016, but their shipments still managed to achieve significant growth thanks to demand from the North America market.

UMC
Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets
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.