Taipei, Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:07 (GMT+8)
mostly cloudy
Taipei
33°C
Digitimes Research: China tablet-use application processor shipments continue growing in 4Q13
Eric Lin, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Tuesday 21 January 2014]

Shipments of tablet-use application processors in China grew 8.3% on quarter and 19.5% on year in the fourth quarter of 2013, driven by the launch of new chips for tablet vendors to roll out new models during the year-end holiday season, according to Digitimes Research.

China-based Rockchip Electronics ranked as the number one tablet CPU supplier in the fourth quarter, buoyed by its comprehensive product portfolio which attracted orders from brand as well as white-box makers, said Digitimes Research.

Fellow company Allwinner Technology has expanded its product offerings, but not fast enough, causing stagnation in its shipment growth. Additionally, some of Allwinner's dual-core CPU shipments were delayed due to a shortage of wafer capacity.

Although MediaTek has been trying to duplicate the business model of its turnkey smartphone solutions in the tablet chip market, shipments of its tablet-use APs lagged behind Rockchip and Allwinner in the fourth quarter because MediaTek has paid too much emphasis on the voice communication functionality of its tablet chips, which are not competitive for entry-level tablets.

The top-three vendors – Rockchip, Allwinner and MediaTek – accounted for 75.7% of the tablet AP market in China in the fourth quarter, a decrease of 1.4pp from the previous quarter.

Most other chip vendors, including HiSilicon Technologies, Nvidia and Intel, saw their shipments nearly double in the fourth quarter, but their shipment volumes were far behind the top-three suppliers due to low shipment bases, Digitimes Research concluded.

Topics: Supply chain window

Companies: MediaTek

Realtime news
  • Getac launches new ruggedized tablet with improved gear

    IT + CE | 10min ago

  • GCL-Poly Energy has no plans to produce solar cells

    Green energy | 12min ago

  • China Internet user base over 667 million at end of June 2015, says CNNIC

    Mobile + telecom | 15min ago

  • Motorola launches 3 smartphones

    Mobile + telecom | 24min ago

  • Taiwan market: TWM, FET maintain monthly price of NT$998 for unlimited 4G use

    Mobile + telecom | 26min ago

  • Corning announces 2Q15 core sales of US$2.5 billion

    Displays | 31min ago

  • China imports 10,942 tons of polysilicon in June

    Green energy | 37min ago

  • PC replacement pushed by Windows 10 may come slowly, say Taiwan makers

    IT + CE | 47min ago

  • UMC expects wafer shipments to drop in 3Q15

    Bits + chips | 51min ago

  • Silicon Motion expects to deliver another year of record sales

    Bits + chips | 54min ago

  • Testing service provider Sporton reports strong 2Q15 earnings

    Bits + chips | 1h 8min ago

  • HTC to make investment in VR application provider WEVR

    Mobile + telecom | 1h 24min ago

  • Tsunami of M&A deals underway in 2015 chip industry, says IC Insights

    Bits + chips | 1h 26min ago

  • Wistron chairman expresses concerns about China supply chain takeover

    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 21:57

  • China-based Wei Dong partners with Global View to introduce Taiwan educational resources

    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 21:56

  • Silicon Motion expects to deliver another year of record sales

    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 21:55

  • Equipment maker Foxsemicon diversifying offerings

    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 21:54

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

    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 21:54

  • LG top TV panel supplier to China in 1H15

    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 21:54

  • TPK revenues slip due to decline in handset touch panel shipments

    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 21:52

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

    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 21:52

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

    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 21:51

  • High-end graphics cards become new focus for vendors

    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 21:51

  • UMC expects wafer shipments to drop in 3Q15

    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 21:49

  • Low order visibility for 2H15, says SPIL chairman

    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 21:49

  • WearWise unveils new wearable camera

    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 21:48

  • Motorola launches 3 new smartphones

    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 21:47

  • Corning announces 2Q15 core sales of US$2.5 Billion

    Before Going to Press | Jul 29, 21:46

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
2015 global notebook demand forecast
  • 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.