Taipei, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 15:43 (GMT+8)
mostly cloudy
Taipei
25°C
Digitimes Research: GPUs becoming critical for mobile devices supporting HD
Eric Lin, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Wednesday 25 December 2013]

High-definition displays have seen growing adoption by mobile devices and created enormous pressure on the design of application processors since the transmission and processing of HD content rely on lots of support, such as bandwidth, memory capacity and processor performance. This has prompted the industry to introduce mobile GPU to mobile devices.

In 2013, about 10% of mobile devices worldwide feature 1080p displays, while WQHD-based displays have a share almost 2%, according to figures collected by Digitimes Research. It is believed that 1080p displays' share will rise to 20% and WQHD displays 5% in 2014.

Future mobile devices' average resolution is expected to surpass that of PCs, but since mobile devices' GPU performance is only one tenth of that of PC, it remains to be seen how GPU designers are going to maintain a balance between performance and power consumption.

This article is an excerpt from a Digitimes Research Special Report (2014 global mobile application processor market forecast). Visit our latest Special reports.

Realtime news
  • Handset panel pricing flat in October, tablet panel prices declining

    Displays | 11min ago

  • Motech sets up PV module joint venture

    Green energy | 18min ago

  • LED filament light bulb market estimated at US$831 million in 2017

    LED | 33min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Nichia tops LED packagers in 1H17 revenues

    LED | 40min ago

  • AUO beefs up PV power generation in Taiwan

    Green energy | 46min ago

  • Goodix obtains fingerprint sensor orders for new Huawei devices

    Bits + chips | 56min ago

  • Adata pre-tax profits hike 110% in 3Q17

    Bits + chips | 58min ago

  • Kinsus 4Q17 revenues to rise by up to 20%, says report

    Bits + chips | 1h 7min ago

  • Nanya net profits rise 32% in 3Q17

    Bits + chips | 1h 8min ago

  • HiSilicon seeking second-source supplier for 7nm chips

    Bits + chips | 1h 9min ago

  • Nanya ramping 20nm process output

    Bits + chips | 1h 28min ago

  • Sercomm to showcase AI-centric IoT solutions at BBWF 2017

    Mobile + telecom | 1h 41min ago

  • ZTEWelink wins NB-IoT module orders from China Telecom

    Mobile + telecom | 1h 48min ago

  • Taiwan market: Lenovo ramping gaming models to expand PC market share

    Before Going to Press | Oct 17, 21:47

  • Digitimes Research: Global AR/VR HMD device shipments to grow at CAGR of 41.6% in 2017-2022

    Before Going to Press | Oct 17, 21:44

Pause
 | 
View more

China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jun 8, 15:37

This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by China's makers.

Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2017

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | May 31, 10:20

According to surveys and analyses conducted by Digitimes Research, revenues generated from sales of server motherboards, servers, storage systems and related network system equipment by Taiwan-based vendors rose 4.8% on year to reach NT$555.8 billion (US$18.79...

Taiwan handsets – 2Q 2017

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Aug 24, 14:56

The revival of the Nokia brand by HMD Global is benefitting Taiwan's handset manufacturing sector. Orders for Nokia-branded feature phones have become a main growth driver for Taiwan's handset shipments.

China smartphone market and industry – 2Q 2017

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Aug 18, 14:38

Digitimes Research estimates smartphone shipments to the China market in the second quarter of 2017 totaled 94.1 million units, maintaining a similar level to that seen in the first quarter of 2017 but down 11.8% on year.

Taiwan LCD TVs – 2Q 2017

TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Aug 14, 11:13

Taiwan TV makers' shipments to some of their China-based clients were weakened by rising LCD panel prices in the second quarter of 2017, during which shipments to China's financially-troubled LeEco had mostly stopped.

UMC
China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020
Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
  • China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

    This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by the China makers.

  • Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2017

    Digitimes Research estimates that revenues from sales of server motherboards, servers, storage systems and related network system equipment by Taiwan-based vendors reached NT$555.8 billion in 2016 and the amount is estimated to grow 5.9% on year in 2017.

  • Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.