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MediaTek cracks top 5 in smartphone apps CPU sales

8/7/2012 05:19 AM EDT
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eewiz
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eewiz   8/7/2012 9:06:27 AM
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So what is order like? 1. Apple 2. Samsung 3. Qualcomm 4. TI 5. Mediatek ( Are we considering all those almost obsolete ARM11 chips as App processors?)

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mcgrathdylan   8/7/2012 7:25:47 PM
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@eewiz- I've just added to the story a chart provided by Strategy Analytics that shows the top three smartphone processor vendors and their market share. As you can see, it's Qualcomm, Samsung, TI. #4 and #5, not shown, are Broadcom and Apple. You mention Apple. I have an email into Strategy Analytics to find out if they count Apple's iPhone CPUs as Samsung products or Apple products. Either way, iPhone is an incredibly popular and profitable product, but accounts for only about 13 percent of smartphone market share.

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abraxalito   8/8/2012 1:57:37 AM
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Where is Nvidia? Too busy complaining at TSMC to get any useful work done it seems.

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Helicopter   8/8/2012 9:15:54 AM
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what about Intel & AMD? Arent they the processor gurus?

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elctrnx_lyf   8/8/2012 12:45:28 PM
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Its the mobile application processor discussion. Intel and AMD doesn't have any such kind of products.

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SKundojjala   8/8/2012 12:54:33 PM
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@eewiz: Top-five smartphone apps processor vendor list based on Strategy Analytics data. 1. Qualcomm 2. Samsung 3. Broadcom 4. TI 5. MediaTek Source: Strategy Analytics Quarterly Smartphone Apps Processor Market Share Tracker We allocate Apple's shipments to Samsung in our model. If we were to separate Apple’s shipments from Samsung, Apple would rank number two and Samsung would rank number three in the smartphone apps processor market. MediaTek's smartphone chips (MT657x) gained strong traction in Q1 2012. Regards, Sravan Kundojjala, Senior Analyst, Strategy Analytics.

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SKundojjala   8/8/2012 1:03:00 PM
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@abraxalito: Based on Strategy Analytics estimates, NVIDIA ranked number seven in the smartphone apps processor market in Q1 2012. The company currently has only 2 percent revenue share in the smartphone apps processor market. However, NVIDIA continues to do well in the tablet apps processor market and ranked number two in the non-iPad tablet processor market in Q1 2012. Regards, Sravan Kundojjala, Senior Analyst, Strategy Analytics.

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SKundojjala   8/8/2012 1:06:35 PM
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@Helicopter: Intel has started shipping its 32 nm-based Medfield product and had less than 1 percent share in Q1 2012. AMD currently has no share smartphones. Regards, Sravan Kundojjala, Senior Analyst, Strategy Analytics.

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sranje   8/8/2012 2:11:24 PM
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Dear Sravan, Excellent data and additional comments - thank you. Wouldn't data in units instead of revenues also be (more?) useful for market shares - ASPs in different segments of smartphones are quite different

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Neo10   8/9/2012 3:14:54 AM
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Samsung is in a strong position vis-a-vis the mobile App processors since they got into Apple and because of their surge in smart phone shipments. Qualcomm relies on other OEMs sales, it will be interesting how it would turn out if Apple change their App processor vendor.

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