Smartphone applications processor revenue grew 6% in first quarter

The smartphone applications processor (AP) revenue grew 6 percent to $4.7 billion in Q1 2020, according to Strategy Analytics.
Smartphone Apps Processor Revenue Q1 2020Qualcomm, HiSilicon, Apple, SamsungLSI and MediaTek are the leading suppliers in the global smartphone applications processor (AP) market in Q1 2020.

Qualcomm is leading the smartphone AP market with a 40 percent revenue share in the first quarter of 2020.

Qualcomm was supported by the launch of its smartphone AP Snapdragon 865 and its 5G SoCs Snapdragon 765/G targeting top smartphone manufacturers. 5G-attached APs accounted for over 20 percent of Qualcomm’s total smartphone AP shipments in Q1 2020.

HiSilicon has 20 percent share in the smartphone applications processor market.

Apple has 15 percent share in smartphone applications processor market.

Stuart Robinson, executive Director at Strategy Analytics, said almost all major AP vendors have shifted their focus to 5G and that 5G smartphone APs will drive the revenue growth in the second half of 2020.