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Top 5 global application processor suppliers in 2013 - Products and market analysis
Eric Lin, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Tuesday 30 April 2013]
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ARM architecture for application processors (APs) remains the mainstay for mobile applications, with the top five suppliers of ARM architecture-based APs - Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung, MediaTek and Spreadtrum - currently accounting for around 90% of the market. Digitimes Research looks at each supplier's strengths and weaknesses through a comprehensive analysis of technology, architecture, product positioning and shipments, providing the industry with an overview of the latest trends and developments in the AP industry.
Abstract
China AP shipments accounted for 20% of the total global shipments in 2012

Application processors (AP) have developed rapidly from mobile communications products into an increasingly wide range of applications, including the PC and server sectors. While ARM architectures remain the mainstay for mobile applications, x86-based APs are making progress rapid enough to concern those in the ARM camp. The top five suppliers of ARM architecture-based APs - Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung, MediaTek and Spreadtrum, currently account for around 90% of the market. Digitimes Research looks at each supplier's strengths and weaknesses through a comprehensive analysis of technology, architecture, product positioning and shipments, providing the industry with an overview of the latest trends and developments in the AP industry.

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Price: NT$48,000 (approx. US$1,685)

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