Taipei, Tuesday, July 29, 2014 22:47 (GMT+8)
partly cloudy
Taipei
29°C
Digitimes Research: China tablet-use application processor shipments continue growing in 4Q13
Eric Lin, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Tuesday 21 January 2014]

Shipments of tablet-use application processors in China grew 8.3% on quarter and 19.5% on year in the fourth quarter of 2013, driven by the launch of new chips for tablet vendors to roll out new models during the year-end holiday season, according to Digitimes Research.

China-based Rockchip Electronics ranked as the number one tablet CPU supplier in the fourth quarter, buoyed by its comprehensive product portfolio which attracted orders from brand as well as white-box makers, said Digitimes Research.

Fellow company Allwinner Technology has expanded its product offerings, but not fast enough, causing stagnation in its shipment growth. Additionally, some of Allwinner's dual-core CPU shipments were delayed due to a shortage of wafer capacity.

Although MediaTek has been trying to duplicate the business model of its turnkey smartphone solutions in the tablet chip market, shipments of its tablet-use APs lagged behind Rockchip and Allwinner in the fourth quarter because MediaTek has paid too much emphasis on the voice communication functionality of its tablet chips, which are not competitive for entry-level tablets.

The top-three vendors – Rockchip, Allwinner and MediaTek – accounted for 75.7% of the tablet AP market in China in the fourth quarter, a decrease of 1.4pp from the previous quarter.

Most other chip vendors, including HiSilicon Technologies, Nvidia and Intel, saw their shipments nearly double in the fourth quarter, but their shipment volumes were far behind the top-three suppliers due to low shipment bases, Digitimes Research concluded.

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
  • Phison reports strong earnings for 1H14

    Bits + chips - Newswatch | 2h 47min ago

  • Hermes Microvision to see revenues stay flat in 3Q14

    Before Going to Press | 1h 58min ago

  • Delta Electronics 2Q14 gross margin, net profit hit records

    Before Going to Press | 1h 59min ago

  • Huawei ships 34 million smartphones in 1H14

    Before Going to Press | 2h 11min ago

  • Taiwan market: BenQ 1H14 LCD TV sales up 20% due to low-blue-light models

    Before Going to Press | 2h 12min ago

  • Commentary: China antitrust probe could affect Qualcomm performance

    Before Going to Press | 2h 13min ago

  • Demand for tablet touch panels decreasing, say Taiwan makers

    Before Going to Press | 2h 35min ago

  • Adlink develops 3D intelligent vision-aided positioning system in cooperation with ITRI

    Before Going to Press | 2h 49min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Smartphone AP shipments grow over 13% sequentially in China in 2Q14

    Before Going to Press | 3h 6min ago

  • China market: Colorful Technology poses competitive threat to MSI, ASRock

    Before Going to Press | 3h 7min ago

  • UMC to post single-digit revenue growth in 3Q14

    Before Going to Press | 3h 8min ago

  • Taiwan notebook ODMs to benefit from HP, Dell sales in North America

    Before Going to Press | 3h 8min ago

  • Huawei Device sees high growth in 1H14 handset shipments

    Before Going to Press | 3h 9min ago

  • Sales for mini versions of flagship smartphones short of expectations

    Before Going to Press | 3h 10min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Taiwan digital camera shipments in 2Q14 up 43.3% sequentially

    Before Going to Press | 3h 11min ago

  • Global market share for iPad may slip to below 25% in 2H14

    Before Going to Press | 3h 12min ago

  • Acer tops US LCD monitor retail market in 1H14

    Before Going to Press | 3h 13min ago

  • Huawei Device to launch Ascend Mate 3 4G smartphone, says report

    Before Going to Press | 3h 14min ago

Pause
 | 
View more
DIGITIMES Marketing Services
2014 global notebook demand forecast
  • 2014 global high brightness LED market, trends and shipment forecast

    For the global LED lighting market, the market size will reach US$25.82 billion in 2014 or a market penetration rate of 23.4%. This is attributable to exponential shipment growth for light bulbs, tubes, and directional lamps.

  • 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.