Samsung leads multi-core processors for smartphones in Q3 2011

Multi-core smartphone applications processors gained
strong traction in Q3 2011, accounting for almost 25 percent of total
smartphone applications processors shipped in Q3 2011, according to Strategy
Analytics.


This growth can be attributed to strong holiday quarter
demand for flagship multi-core smartphones from major smartphone manufacturers.
Manufacturers use multi-core processors for smartphone feature differentiation,
according to Strategy Analytics’ Multi-Core Smartphone Applications Processor
Quarterly Market Tracker.


Samsung’s
multi-core applications processors for smartphones led the market with 57
percent unit shipment share in Q3 2011, followed by Qualcomm with 18 percent,
Texas Instruments and NVIDIA.


Smartphones with multi-core applications processors will
make up 17 percent of the smartphones shipped in 2011, up from almost
negligible shipment numbers in 2010. Samsung, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments and
NVIDIA will benefit from this growth and account for almost all multi-core
smartphone processors shipped in 2011.


In contrast to the single-core processor market,
stand-alone applications processors dominated the multi-core smartphone
applications processor market, which accounted for 90 percent of total multi-core
smartphone applications processors shipped in Q3 2011.


Despite being bit late to market with dual-core
processors, Texas Instruments ranked number three and took 13 percent share in
the multi-core smartphone applications processor market in Q3 2011, thanks to
its high-profile design-wins. According to Strategy Analytics, dual-core OMAP
processors accounted for about 20 percent of Texas Instruments total smartphone
applications processors shipped in Q3 2011,” said
Stuart Robinson, director of the Strategy Analytics Handset Component
Technologies service.


By Telecomlead.com Team
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