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  Date: 23/12/2013

Tablet processor market grew by 30% and smart phone by 31%, as per a study

Market researcher Strategy Analytics has reported its latest findings on the tablet processor market as well as smart phone processor market.

Below are the findings it has reported on the tablet processor market:

The global tablet processor market grew 30 percent year-on-year to reach $1.2 billion in Q3 2013, according to the Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service report, "Tablet Apps Processor Market Share Q3 2013: Qualcomm Grabs Top Spot in Non-iPad Tablets."

Apple, Qualcomm, Intel, Samsung and MediaTek featured in Strategy Analytics' Q3 2013 top-five tablet applications processor revenue share rankings. Apple maintained its dominance in the tablet applications processor market with 40 percent revenue share in Q3 2013, followed by Qualcomm with 13 percent revenue share and Intel with 8 percent revenue share.

According to Sravan Kundojjala, Senior Analyst, "Qualcomm rose to the number two position in tablet applications processors in Q3 2013 in revenue terms, thanks to its Google Nexus 7 2013 and Amazon Kindle Fire HDX design-wins. This is quite a dramatic change in position as the company hadn't even made it to the top-five just two quarters ago. The non-Apple tablet applications processor market leadership continues to be a game of musical chairs and previously we have seen NVIDIA, Samsung and Texas Instruments taking the lead at some time in the past few years. Companies are extremely reliant on their latest design wins and Strategy Analytics is advising chip vendors that these dynamics pose a challenge and an opportunity for them in the non-Apple tablet applications processor market."

According to Stuart Robinson, Director of the Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies (HCT) service, "During Q3 2013, Intel, Marvell, MediaTek and NVIDIA all made progress and registered double-digit sequential growth in their tablet applications processor shipments. Strategy Analytics believes that these companies have the potential to continue to improve their tablet applications processor share in the next few quarters."

Below are the findings Strategy Analytics has reported on the smart phone application processor market:

The global smartphone applications processor market registered 31 percent year-on-year growth to reach $4.9 billion in Q3 2013, according to the Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies (HCT) service report, "Smartphone Apps Processor Market Share Q3 2013: Qualcomm, Apple and MediaTek Together Capture 80 Percent Revenue Share."

According to this Strategy Analytics report, Qualcomm, Apple, MediaTek, Samsung and Spreadtrum grabbed the top-five revenue share spots in the smartphone apps processor market in Q3 2013. Qualcomm continued its lead in the smartphone applications processor market with 53 percent revenue share, followed by Apple with 18 percent share and MediaTek with 10 percent share in Q3 2013.

According to Sravan Kundojjala, Senior Analyst, "Samsung ranked number four in smartphone applications processors in revenue terms. Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa so far has not attained the same level of success as its predecessor, the Exynos 4 Quad. Strategy Analytics believes that Samsung's latest LTE-integrated Exynos chip, which started shipping from Q3 2013, can enable Samsung to go after the high-volume mid-range market in 2014 and thus regain some volume share."

According to Stuart Robinson, Director of the Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service, "Qualcomm continued its lead in smartphone applications processors. The latest Snapdragon 800 family of chips gained strong traction in second half flagship smartphones from Samsung, LG, Sony, Xiaomi and others. Qualcomm remains the company to beat in mobile processors with its broad product portfolio, integration capabilities and strong relationships with manufacturers around the world."

 
          
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