Intel triples tablet application processor shipments
The global market for application processors for tablet computers was worth $1.4 billion in 3Q14, up 16 percent year-on-year, according to Strategy Analytics.
The market research firm reckons Apple, Intel, Qualcomm, MediaTek and Samsung occupied the top five spots. Apple was the leader with 30 percent revenue share, followed by Intel with 19 percent and Qualcomm with 14 percent.
Strategy Analytics estimates that Intel’s tablet application processor shipments more than tripled in Q3 2014 compared to Q3 2013, thanks to increased traction in Android-based tablets. The firm said Intel’s upcoming SoFIA 3G/4G application processors and Rockchip and Spreadtrum partnership with help maintain its momentum in the tablet application processor market in 2015.
The firm added that during 3Q14 low-cost Chinese and Taiwanese tablet AP companies including Actions Semiconductor, Allwinner, MediaTek, Spreadtrum, Rockchip and others increased their cumulative volume share to 36 percent compared to 29 percent in Q3 2013. Strategy Analytics forecasts continued momentum for these vendors in 2015 as well.
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