Taipei, Wednesday, December 2, 2015 00:47 (GMT+8)
mostly cloudy
Digitimes Research: Application processor market evolving with profound changes
Eric Lin, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Monday 19 August 2013]

The ecosystem of application processors has evolved with profound changes since the beginning of 2013, with entry-level to mid-range products becoming mainstream and vendor ranking in the industry fluctuating widely, according to Digitimes Research.

Nvidia, which performed rather strongly in 2012, is expected to see its market share decline significantly in 2013, while Samsung Electronics' efforts to promote its own applications processors will affect sales of other chipset suppliers.

While MediaTek will continue to expand its market share by the release of new processors for tablets and smartphones in the second half of 2013, LG Electronics is also expected to unveil chips based on its own architecture developed in-house.

Huawei has not been really successful in the promotion of its own processors so far, but the planned launch of high-end models in the second half of 2013 is worth observing. Meanwhile, Intel and AMD have been focusing on development of SoC solutions based on x86 architecture, exerting increasing pressure on the ARM camp.

As x86-based products are likely to raise their presence in the application processor segment in the second half of 2013, ARM is expected to heat up its competition with Qualcomm's Krait platform in the high-end segment utilizing its big.LITTLE architecture, while using its multi-core Cortex-A7 CPUs to compete in the US$50-100 mainstream segment, Digitimes Research said.

This article is an excerpt from a Chinese-language Digitimes Research report. Click here if you are interested in receiving more information about the content and price of a translated version of the full report.

Topics: Supply chain window

Companies: MediaTek

Realtime news
  • Handset chip vendors to promote peripheral chips in 2016

    Bits + chips | 2h 16min ago

  • Ichia reports decreased November revenues

    Bits + chips - Stockwatch | 3h 9min ago

  • China Mobile to combine subsidiary to expand fixed-line broadband

    Before Going to Press | 3h 20min ago

  • Asustek Computer to reorganize system business group

    Before Going to Press | 3h 22min ago

  • Increasing competition for gaming notebooks may lead to price wars in 2016

    Before Going to Press | 3h 23min ago

  • Open bids for 2,500-2,600MHz bands increase to NT$26.305 billion, says NCC

    Before Going to Press | 3h 24min ago

  • China should drop LCD tariffs to help Taiwan LCD makers, says Foxconn chairman

    Before Going to Press | 4h 29min ago

  • Danen Technology November revenues up on month, down on year

    Before Going to Press | 4h 29min ago

  • Solartech Energy sees increased November revenues

    Before Going to Press | 4h 30min ago

  • Workers with unpaid leave in Taiwan highest since 2012

    Before Going to Press | 4h 31min ago

  • TSMC orders NT$6.8 billion of equipment

    Before Going to Press | 4h 31min ago

  • UMC Xiamen fab to begin operations as early as 3Q16, says report

    Before Going to Press | 4h 32min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Osram to start producing 6-inch LED wafers in Malaysia in 4Q17

    Before Going to Press | 4h 32min ago

  • Join In to acquire a 100% stake in handset ODM Wingtech

    Before Going to Press | 5h 15min ago

  • Founder Technology forced to transform business, say reports

    Before Going to Press | 5h 16min ago

  • Inotera buys equipment from Micron

    Before Going to Press | 5h 17min ago

View more

China Internet TV and OTT market developments

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Oct 21, 16:00

China's Tri-network Integration Policy has eased restrictions on the broadcasting and telecom industries in China and allowed them to offer each other's services. This has brought new competitive challenges to the local video market, especially its Internet video/TV...

The Big Fund - China's next step to becoming a global semiconductor leader

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 16, 17:49

China has been solidifying its semiconductor industry policy objectives through the release of the "National IC Industry Development Guidelines" in June 2014 and "Made in China 2025" in June 2015, with one key financial support program being the National IC Industry...

Global tablet market – 3Q 2015

GLOBAL TABLET | Nov 19, 18:44

Global tablet shipments reached only 50.64 million units in the third quarter, up 9% from the second quarter, but still down sharply by 18% on year.

China smartphone market and industry – 3Q 2015

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Nov 13, 15:36

In September, Digitimes Research surveyed China's smartphone supply chain. After analyzing the industry as well as relative market data, it found that in the third quarter, there were 59.8 million new 3G/4G users in China, which is higher than the average growth...

Taiwan LCD TVs - 3Q 2015


Taiwan-based makers saw significant shipment growths in the third quarter of 2015, as clients in Europe and North America prepared for the year-end shopping season.

China Internet TV and OTT market developments
2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast
Analysis of China revised domestic semiconductor industry goals
  • 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.