Telecom Lead America: Qualcomm is leading the mobile
Internet terminal application processors market in 2011, ahead of Apple and
Qualcomm has 45.4 percent market share with sales revenue
of $3.5 billion. Apple has 23.6 percent market share and TI has 16.6 percent
Global sales revenue of mobile Internet terminal
application processors reached $7.71 billion in 2011, with 49.7 percent
year-on-year increase. The sales revenue of smart phone application processors
totaled $6.8 billion in 2011, taking up 88.2 percent of the overall market,
according to CCID Consulting.
CCID Consulting forecasts that in 2016, the size of the
global mobile Internet application processor market will reach $37.23 billion,
with a compound annual growth rate of 37.0 percent.
China outputs more than 60 percent of the world’s smart
phones. Terminal manufactures like Apple, Samsung, Nokia and Motorola have
either set up factories in China or sought help from EMS enterprises such as
Foxconn and Eastcom, to minimize production cost.
The size of the Chinese mobile Internet terminal
application processor market expanded to reach RMB 32.81 billion in 2011,
rising 232.9 percent year-on-year.
In the next 5 years, China’s mobile Internet terminal
application processor market will maintain the momentum of growth, with a
compound annual growth rate of 40.5 percent.
It is expected that the market size will reach RMB 179.59
billion by 2016; wherein, smart phone application processors will still take up
a major market share.
The smart phone application processor manufacturers have
began to supply the tablet PC market, among which are major manufactures
including Qualcomm, Apple, TI, Samsung, Marvell, Nvidia, Broadcom, VIA, Intel,
Rockchip, VIMC-US, infotMIC, Amlogic, etc.
Chinese manufactures still hold unique advantages in
cost, energy efficiency and performance. With rapid development of the middle
and low-end mobile Internet terminal products, domestic enterprises will
maintain a significant position in the market in future.