Taipei, Thursday, October 2, 2014 06:53 (GMT+8)
partly cloudy
Taipei
24°C
Digitimes Research: Global AP market shipments to top 1.5 billion in 2014, but growth slows on maturing smartphone market
Press release [Friday 7 February 2014]

After experiencing annual growth of 43% in 2013 on shipments of 1.32 billion, the global application processor (AP) market is forecast to see decelerated growth in 2014, with shipments increasing 23% on year, according to a new Digitimes Research Special Report.

The report, titled "2014 Global Mobile Application Processor Market Forecast," explains that a maturing smartphone market, especially in China are the primary reasons for the slower growth rate.

Worldwide, shipments will reach 1.53 billion, but while China accounted for 38% of shipments in 2013, its share will drop slightly to 36% in 2014, Digitimes Research stated.

While market drivers will still include the usual suspects of Apple and Samsung in 2014, demand from local China players will not see the robust growth that it experienced in 2013. Annual shipment growth in China topped 60% in 2013 but will slow to 17% in 2014, as China's local brand and white-box companies shift their target market abroad, Digitimes Research forecast.

In terms of products in the market, with its Cortex-A12 being widely adopted, ARM will see its market share for APs in smartphones climb substantially in 2014. Meanwhile, with support from Apple and Samsung, the ARM 64-bit architecture will stand a chance of grabbing more than 30% of the market in 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

The research arm of Digitimes added that except for Samsung, Qualcomm and Apple, other vendors are unlikely to adopt 64-bit architecture in their chip designs until 2015.

More information about the report can be found here.

About DIGITIMES Research

DIGITIMES Research is the research arm of DIGITIMES Inc., Taiwan's leading high-tech media outlet. Operating as an independent business unit, DIGITIMES Research focuses on monitoring key high-tech industries, while also guiding clients toward suitable new business as well. Market intelligence and analysis is provided to more than 1,000 corporate customers worldwide. Research and consulting services cover a full range of industries, including information and communications technology (ICT), flat panel display (FPD), renewable energy and semiconductor design and manufacturing.

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
  • Percentage of 5.5-inch smartphone panels shipped to China increasing

    Displays | 8h 13min ago

  • Touch panel makers see shipments for thin-film touch panels increase

    Displays | 10h 3min ago

  • Mobile payment company Alliance Digital Tech to come online by year-end 2014

    Before Going to Press | 8h 25min ago

  • Leadtek unveils wearable device for healthcare

    Before Going to Press | 8h 25min ago

  • BLU makers Forhouse, BriView complete merger

    Before Going to Press | 9h 22min ago

  • Japan Patent Office to cut examination process to 5 months

    Before Going to Press | 9h 23min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Spotify to affect Japan Internet music service industry

    Before Going to Press | 9h 31min ago

  • iPhone 6 Plus to account for 60% of total iPhone 6 device shipments

    Before Going to Press | 9h 32min ago

  • Digitimes Research: ARM Mali to become mainstream GPU architecture for China APs in 2H14

    Before Going to Press | 9h 47min ago

  • Quanta Changshu plants preparing for Apple Watch mass production

    Before Going to Press | 10h 19min ago

  • Leadframe maker Jih Lin to post EPS of NT$3 in 2014

    Before Going to Press | 10h 29min ago

  • New Wintel platforms may impact 4Q14 PC demand

    Before Going to Press | 10h 35min ago

  • ARM to set up IoT business unit

    Before Going to Press | 10h 36min ago

  • Taiwan market: Chunghwa Telecom to launch NFC mobile payment services

    Before Going to Press | 10h 54min ago

  • Windows 10 expected to have limited effect on boosting notebook demand

    Before Going to Press | 10h 58min ago

  • Samsung to host Tizen developer conference in China

    Before Going to Press | 11h 2min ago

Pause
 | 
View more

Demand and supply trends in the global sapphire industry, 2014-2015

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Sep 23, 15:58

This Digitimes Research Special Report focuses on the 2014-2015 sapphire application market and industry outlook. Sapphire has been a key component in the LED industry in recent years, but demand is increasingly coming from lens cover applications in market segments...

Analysis of China's revised domestic semiconductor industry goals

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 16, 18:09

Facing a funding shortage for local IC manufacturers, the China State Council in June 2014 published guidelines to strengthen government support for China's semiconductor industry, while stating the short-, mid-, and long-term goals for the related industry supply...

Taiwan LCD monitors – 2Q 2014

TAIWAN FPD | Aug 25, 14:48

Taiwan's monitor shipments grew 10% in the second quarter compared to a low first-quarter base. With panel makers reducing their supply of monitor applications and monitor vendors reluctant to increase their shipments, Taiwan's makers will only see a single-digit...

China smartphone market and industry – 2Q 2014

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Aug 12, 17:41

A delay in the launch schedule for low-cost 4G smartphones resulted in a mere 4.8% increase in second quarter shipments in the China market. However, with telecom operators planning on increasing their subsidies in the second half of the year, demand will be...

Taiwan small- to mid-size LCD panels – 2Q 2014

TAIWAN FPD | Aug 6, 21:18

Taiwan makers' small- to medium-size panel shipments reached 351.4 million units in the second quarter of 2014, up 16.8% sequentially but down 2.8% on year.

UHD TV market forecast, 2014-2017
DIGITIMES Research Tracker Services
Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015
  • 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.