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 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:
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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