|[January 10, 2013]
Strategy Analytics: Smartphone Apps Processor Revenue Jumps 58 Percent in Q3 2012
BOSTON --(Business Wire)--
Global smartphone applications processor market showed an impressive
58 percent year-on-year growth in Q3 2012 to reach $3.8 billion,
according to the Strategy Analytics Handset
Component Technologies service report, "Smartphone
Apps Processor Market Share Q3 2012: Galaxy Momentum Helps Samsung
Maintain Number Two Spot."
Based on Strategy Analytics estimates, Qualcomm (News - Alert) led the smartphone
applications processor market with 42 percent revenue share in Q3 2012.
However, Qualcomm came under pressure from the growing competition
during the quarter.
Some of the highlights of this Strategy
Analytics report include:
Qualcomm, Samsung (News - Alert), MediaTek, Broadcom and ST-Ericsson captured
top-five spots in the smartphone applications processor market in Q3
Samsung ranked number two with 27 percent revenue share on the
strength of its relationships with Apple and amsung's handset
MediaTek (News - Alert) ranked number three with 12 percent revenue share in the
smartphone applications processor market in Q3 2012 with the help of
its EDGE, UMTS and TD-SCDMA applications processors.
Broadcom ranked number four in Q3 2012 as the company continued to
benefit from its low-end Android smartphone design-wins at Samsung.
ST-Ericsson (News - Alert) grabbed the number five spot as the company's dual-core
NovaThor processors gained strong traction at Sony and Samsung in Q3
For the first time, Texas Instruments (News - Alert) dropped out of the top-five
smartphone applications processor rankings in both unit and revenue
terms in Q3 2012 as the company continues to retrench from the handset
Despite its very impressive performance in the tablet market, NVIDIA's
smartphone market share has been relatively flat on year-over-year
basis in Q3 2012. NVIDIA's up-coming LTE-integrated Tegra processors
could change its smartphone fortunes in 2013.
Spreadtrum showed significant growth in the smartphone applications
processor market in Q3 2012 and captured 1.7 percent revenue share
with the help of its EDGE and TD-SCDMA smartphone applications
Intel made slow progress and captured just 0.2 percent revenue share
in the smartphone applications processor market in Q3 2012.
According to Sravan Kundojjala, Senior Analyst, "Qualcomm's 28 nm-based
LTE Snapdragon processors have helped Qualcomm to widen its technology
lead over competitors. However, Qualcomm faced increased competition in
the crucial Android ecosystem from integrated processor vendors
including Broadcom, MediaTek, Spreadtrum and ST-Ericsson in Q3 2012.
Strategy Analytics estimates that Qualcomm's share in the Android
ecosystem dropped from over 60 percent in early 2011 to about 35 percent
in Q3 2012. Strategy Analytics believes that Qualcomm still has plenty
of room for growth in future quarters despite increasing competition as
less than 50 percent of Qualcomm's chipsets are smartphone applications
According to Stuart Robinson, Director of the Strategy Analytics Handset
Component Technologies service, "MediaTek's smartphone applications
processor shipments showed ten-fold year-over-year growth in Q3 2012.
MediaTek continues to chase Qualcomm hard with its integrated strategy
and the company gained significant share during the quarter. Strategy
Analytics believes that MediaTek has room for improvement in order to
break into global smartphone manufacturers' supply chains."
About Strategy Analytics
Strategy Analytics, Inc. provides the competitive edge with advisory
services, consulting and actionable market intelligence for emerging
technology, mobile and wireless, digital consumer and automotive
electronics companies. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia,
Strategy Analytics delivers insights for enterprise success. www.StrategyAnalytics.com
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