Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/z3g7pj/mobile_processor_a)
has announced the addition of the "Mobile
Processor Architectures, Devices, and Market Shares, Q4'11"
report to their offering.
The term mobile processor refers to a range of processors used in mobile
CE devices, often referred to as applications processors and central
processing units (CPUs). These highly flexible mobile processors are
used in multifunction devices that combine computing, communications,
entertainment, and/or productivity capabilities. Mobile devices include
e-readers, handheld game consoles (HGCs), mobile PCs, portable media
players (PMPs), smartphones, and tablets. New NPD In-Stat research,
reports that the growth of mobile processors in 2011 exceeded 43% and is
forecast to grow at a 22% CAGRthrough 2016.
Although the total available market for mobile processors continues to
grow, the emergence of industry leaders in the high-growth mobile device
segment is becoming a key factor in the success of processor vendors,
says Jim McGregor, Chief Technology Strategist. Just having a captive
smartphone and tablet market has propelled Apple into second place for
the entire mobile processor market just behind industry leader Intel. In
2012, Apple will likely capture the top spot, in terms of unit
shipments, driven by the success of its iPhone and iPad. Other companies
that benefitted greatly from new product releases or dominance by their
OEM customers included Nvidia, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, and Samsung.
Key research findings include:
- For all mobile devices, ARM is the dominant processor architecture
with over 73% of all units shipped and is growing.
- Intel's dominance continues in mobile PCs, while Apple, Qualcomm, and
Samsung claim the top spots in other CE devices.
- Smartphones and tablets represent the greatest opportunity for growth
with a combined 75% growth in 2011 and 29.3% CAGR expected through 2016.
- In-Stat anticipates consolidation in the mobile processor market
beginning in the 2013/2014 timeframe.
- The release of Windows 8 later this year will be a pivotal point in
the competition between the ARM and x86 processor architectures.
nyka, AMD, Apple, Broadcom, Chipnuts Technology, Freescale
Semiconductor, Intel, MagicEyes, Marvell Technology Group, MediaTek,
MtekVision, Nvidia, NuFront, Qualcomm, Renesas, Samsung, Shanghai Jade
Tech, ST-Ericsson, Texas Instruments, VIA Technologies, Vimicro, and
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