Tablet processor market share 2012: Qualcomm and Intel together grab 5%

Telecom Lead India: Qualcomm and Intel together captured less than 5 percent volume share in the tablet applications processor market in 2012.

Strategy Analytics says Intel and Qualcomm’s tablet success will depend on Microsoft Windows tablet operating system’s take off.

Intel, a new entrant to smartphone market, grabbed 0.2 percent revenue share in the smartphone applications processor market in 2012. Intel’s  Clover Trail+ dual-core x86 Atom chip could help in 2013.

The tablet applications processor market rose 83 percent in 2012 to reach $2.7 billion.

Apple has 48 percent share in the tablet applications processor market in 2012.

NVIDIA, Texas Instruments, Samsung and Qualcomm made up the rest of the top-five vendors.

Chinese tablet chip vendors also captured 20 percent volume share between them.

Meanwhile, global smartphone applications processor market increased 60 percent in 2012 to reach $12.9 billion.

Qualcomm has 43 percent revenue share in the smartphone applications processor market in 2012. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors was the key for its success.

Apple has 16 percent revenue share in 2012, thanks to its in-house designed A series processors, which featured in smartphones including the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5.

Samsung has 11 percent revenue share in 2012, thanks to Samsung’s Exynos applications processors featured in high-profile devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S III and Note II.

MediaTek grabbed the number four spot in revenue share terms in 2012 as the company’s integrated processors gained strong traction in low-to-mid range smartphones.

Broadcom ranked number five with the help of its Samsung relationship. Broadcom’s applications processors featured in multiple low-end Android smartphones from Samsung in 2012.

editor@telecomlead.com