Taipei, Thursday, January 29, 2015 04:46 (GMT+8)
light drizzle
Taipei
15°C
Digitimes Research: Qualcomm rethinks AP development strategy
Eric Lin, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Thursday 17 April 2014]

Qualcomm has received recognition from brand vendors for its mobile application processors (APs) based on its in-house developed architecture. However, its competitors have started to pick up their pace in releasing new products, and the CPU cores have become less important in SoC products. Amid such developments in the industry, Qualcomm has been forced to rethink its in-house AP development.

Qualcomm has been using its asynchronous Symmetrical Multi-Processing (aSMP) technology to build multi-core processors. With the technology, each core can function independently, providing reasonable performance and power consumption without the need for substantial integration of processor cores. It has helped Qualcomm products stay popular in the market.

However, ARM has also integrated a similar technology into its processor design and has been improving its structures rapidly. Qualcomm's in-house R&D is now hardly able to keep up with the pace. As a result, in addition to mid-range and entry-level product lines, Qualcomm has also decided to start adopting ARM's native structure design for its high-end products, Digitimes Research explains.

Content from this blog post was provided by the Digitimes Research Tracking team, which focuses on shipment data and market trends in the global mobile device supply chain. Digitimes Research provides quarterly tracking services for market sectors such as Global Tablet, China Smartphone, China Smartphone AP, China Touch Panel, Taiwan ICT and Taiwan FPD. Click here for more information about Digitimes Research Tracking services.

Realtime news
  • HTC sponsors eSports teams Cloud 9, Team Liquid, Team SoloMid

    IT + CE | 6h 25min ago

  • China software industry posts 2014 revenues of over CNY3.7 trillion, says MIIT

    IT + CE | 6h 29min ago

  • SK Hynix posts record earnings for 4Q14 and 2014

    Bits + chips | 6h 32min ago

  • Global advanced driver assistance systems market to exceed US$90 billion by 2020, says ABI Research

    IT + CE | 6h 34min ago

  • UMC looks to wafer shipment and ASP growth in 1Q15

    Bits + chips | 6h 36min ago

  • Corning reports 4Q14 and 2014 financial results

    Displays | 6h 38min ago

  • Taiwan market: Local retailers expect 20% sales growth from Ultra HD TVs

    Displays | 6h 42min ago

  • Digitimes Research: China smartphone shipments drop 8.8% sequentially in 4Q14

    Mobile + telecom | 6h 47min ago

  • Touchscreen controller IC vendors diversifying product lines

    Before Going to Press | 6h 58min ago

  • Acer online ticket services deserve praise, says founder

    Before Going to Press | 6h 59min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments grow 16.9% sequentially in 4Q14

    Before Going to Press | 7h ago

  • SPIL nets NT$3.74 per share for 2014

    Before Going to Press | 7h ago

  • SPIL to offer fan-out packaging services in 2016

    Before Going to Press | 7h ago

  • Asustek facing challenges in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 7h 2min ago

  • UMC expects wafer shipment and ASP growth in 1Q15

    Before Going to Press | 7h 4min ago

  • Giga Solar Materials sees booming shipments of PV silver paste

    Before Going to Press | 7h 5min ago

  • TPK expects fingerprint recognition touch panel orders to increase in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 7h 5min ago

  • TV vendors optimistic about WCG LCD TV development in 2015

    Before Going to Press | 7h 6min ago

  • SK Hynix posts record earnings for 4Q14 and 2014

    Before Going to Press | 7h 7min ago

  • China software industry posts 2014 revenues of over CNY3.7 trillion, says MIIT

    Before Going to Press | 7h 7min ago

  • China sets 2015 tentative target PV installation capacity of 15GWp

    Before Going to Press | 7h 8min ago

  • Samsung to increase smartphone production in India, says report

    Before Going to Press | 7h 10min ago

Pause
 | 
View more
VOICE 2015 Developer Conference
Trends and forecasts for the China FPD industry, 2014-2017
The transition to 4k TV - UHD TV market forecast, 2014-2017
  • 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.

  • Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015

    This Special Report provides forecasts through 2015 for Greater China touch panel shipments with breakdowns based on technology (glass, film, resistive), application (smartphone, NB and tablet) and by firm.

  • 2014 global tablet demand forecast

    This report analyzes the main players, their strategies and shipments forecasts for 2014, as well as other factors contributing to either growth or decline in various segments within the tablet market, with a particular focus on Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, along with whitebox vendors.