Tablet applications processor (AP) market in Q2

The tablet applications processor (AP) market grew 17 percent to $737 million in Q2 2021, the Strategy Analytics report said.
tablet applications processor (AP) market Q2 2021Apple, Intel, Qualcomm, MediaTek and Samsung LSI captured the top-five tablet applications processor (AP) revenue share slots in Q2 2021.

Apple led the tablet AP market with a 58 percent revenue share in Q2 2021, followed by Intel with 14 percent and Qualcomm with 10 percent.

After registering five straight quarters of shipment growth, the tablet AP market declined 8 percent year-on-year in unit terms Q2 2021. However, compared to Q2 2019, the tablet AP market saw a 23 percent shipment growth.

“Despite shipment weakness, tablet AP revenues continue to hold up well, driven by robust average selling prices,” Sravan Kundojjala , Associate Director of Handset Component Technologies service at Strategy Analytics, said.

MediaTek’s  tablet AP shipments grew 19 percent in Q2 2021, driven by increased traction for its Helio P chips. MediaTek is on track to ship its highest ever annual tablet AP shipments in 2021.

The x86 vendor Intel grew its tablet AP shipments 22 percent in Q2 2021, thanks to Windows-based tablets.

AMD, Apple, Google, Intel, MediaTek, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Qualcomm and Samsung LSI are ramping up their computing efforts, the report said.