Taipei, Wednesday, July 23, 2014 13:13 (GMT+8)
light rain shower
Taipei
29°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
  • E Ink Holdings sells CPT convertible bonds

    Before Going to Press | Jul 22, 21:46

  • Commentary: Microsoft moves to eliminate Nokia

    Before Going to Press | Jul 22, 21:41

  • Investment in production of N-type monocrystalline solar cells may take off in 2-3 years

    Before Going to Press | Jul 22, 21:38

  • TPCA urges Taiwan government to upgrade PCB industry

    Before Going to Press | Jul 22, 21:16

  • China market: Xiaomi launches new flagship smartphone

    Before Going to Press | Jul 22, 21:01

  • TSMC to offer more wafer starts to MediaTek in 3Q14

    Before Going to Press | Jul 22, 20:59

  • Apple new iPhones to come with different time tables to avoid competition

    Before Going to Press | Jul 22, 20:57

  • USI reportedly lands SiP module orders for iWatch devices

    Before Going to Press | Jul 22, 19:56

Pause
 | 
View more

Analysis of China's revised domestic semiconductor industry goals

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 16, 18:09

Facing a funding shortage for local IC manufacturers, the China State Council in June 2014 published guidelines to strengthen government support for China's semiconductor industry, while stating the short-, mid-, and long-term goals for the related industry supply...

The transition to 4k TV - UHD TV market forecast, 2014-2017

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 26, 13:59

Ultra HD TV vendors are facing challenges due to an overall slowdown in the TV industry and are concerned whether relative supply chains can provide compatible Ultra HD content and services. However, trends show that content makers as well as panel and chip makers...

China smartphone market and industry – 1Q 2014

CHINA SMARTPHONE | May 15, 15:08

This report is divided into two sections; the first covers the China smartphone market, including shipments from international players and China-based players. The second section covers the China smartphone industry and covers shipments from local makers in the...

Taiwan LCD monitors – 1Q 2014

TAIWAN FPD | May 13, 15:41

Monitor shipments from Taiwan makers declined in the first quarter of 2014 mainly due to seasonality. And both upstream LCD panel suppliers and downstream system vendors remain conservative about the monitor market in the second quarter.

Taiwan LCD TVs – 1Q 2014

TAIWAN FPD | May 13, 15:39

Taiwan makers saw their LCD TV shipments dropped in the first quarter of 2014 mainly due to seasonality. Their shipments will improve in the second quarter, as their clients prepare for launches of new TV models.

MSI Global N750Ti TF 2GD5/OC
DIGITIMES Marketing Services
2014 global mobile application processor market forecast