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Global Application Processor Market 2015-2019

About application processor

An application processor is a SoC, designed to support applications running in an operating system environment such as Android, Apple iOS, Windows CE, or Symbian. As a battery occupies the maximum space in a mobile device, central processor unit, graphics processing unit, memory, as well as other sub-processors are integrated onto a single chipset, referred to as SoC. The ARM provides the architecture for the mobile application processor, and manufacturers use the architecture as the base for developing chipsets. Companies such as Qualcomm and Apple license the instruction set from ARM and develop their own processor based on ARM guidelines. However, some companies like Samsung license ARM's application processor design and use it directly.

Technavio's analysts forecast the global application processor market to grow at a CAGR of 2.42% by revenue during 2014-2019.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global application processor market for 2015-2019 along with a technologic overview of the market. The market has been segmented and sub-segmented on the following basis:By end-user: Smartphones Entry-level smartphones Mid-range smartphones Premium smartphonesTablet PCsLaptops and hybrid-ultramobilesGaming consoles

Technavio's report, Global Application Processor Market 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report focuses on the market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key regions

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Key vendors
  • Apple
  • Broadcom
  • Intel
  • MediaTek
  • Qualcomm
  • Samsung Electronics
Other prominent vendors
  • ARM
  • Freescale
  • Infineon
  • Marvel
  • Texas Instruments
Key market driver
  • Increased sales of smartphones and tablet PCs
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key market challenge
  • Emergence of smartphones, tablet PCs, and laptops as new gaming platform
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key market trend
  • Developments in application processor designs
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2019 in terms of both revenue and unit shipments and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Application Processor Market 2015-2019

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Application Processor Market: Apple, Broadcom, Intel, MediaTek, Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ARM, Freescale, Infineon, Marvel and Texas Instruments

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The advances in graphics processing unit (GPU) architecture and new software designs require complex processing, which fuels the demand for efficient application processors, and prompts manufacturers to upgrade their designs. In addition, the development of octa-core processor has enhanced the performance of mobile devices by streamlining the process of multitasking. Also, the bigLITTLE core design, with low power cores and innovative architecture, offers a balance between peak performance and low energy consumption.”

According to the report, the increase in sale of smartphones is contributing to the growth of the global application processor market. Decline in the ASP of smartphones and tablet PCs, and increase in urbanization and per capita income have increased the purchasing power of consumers in developing countries. Additionally, to meet the increased demand for handsets with the latest technology, OEMs are launching low-range, affordable devices for price sensitive markets like China and India. This will attract a large number of consumers, and increase their market penetration and share. This will increase the unit shipments of smartphones and tablet PCs, thereby contributing to the growth of the global application processor market.

Further, the report states increasing that demand-supply gap and the cyclical nature of the smartphone and tablet PCs market is also likely to affect market growth adversely during the forecast period.

Companies Mentioned

Apple, Broadcom, Intel, MediaTek, Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, ARM, Freescale, Infineon, Marvel, Texas Instruments

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Circuitry of electronic device
  • Technology Landscape
    • Table List of ARM Cortex-A series high-performance and high-efficiency cores
    • Table ARM Cortex-A series processor timeline
  • Market landscape
    • Global semiconductor market overview
      • Table Global semiconductor market structure 2014
      • Table Global semiconductor market structure 2014
    • Global application processor market overview
      • Table Global application processor market contribution 2014
    • Market size and forecast by revenue
      • Table Global application processor market 2014-2019 ($ billions)
      • Table Average selling price 2014-2015 ($/unit)
    • Market size and forecast by volume
      • Table Global application processor market shipments 2014-2015 (billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by end user
    • Table Global application processor market by end-users 2014-2019
    • Table CAGR of application processor market by end-users 2014-2019
    • Global application processor market by smartphones
      • Table Global application processor market by smartphones 2014-2019 ($ billions)
      • Table Global smartphone application processor market 2014-2019 (billions of units)
      • Table Global smartphone shipment 2014-2019 (% share)
      • Table Global smartphone application processor market 2014-2019(share)
    • Global application processor market by tablet PCs
      • Table Global application processor market by tablet PCs 2014-2019 ($ billions)
      • Table Global application processor market by tablet PCs shipment 2014-2019 (millions)
    • Global application processor market by laptops and hybridultramobiles
      • Table Global application processor market by laptops and hybrid-ultramobiles 2014-2019 ($ billions)
      • Table Global application processor market by laptops and hybrid-ultramobiles shipment 2014-2019 (millions)
    • Global application processor market by gaming consoles
      • Table Global application processor market by gaming consoles 2014-2019 ($ millions)
      • Table Global application processor market by gaming consoles shipment 2014-2019 (millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global application processor shipment by geography 2014-2019 (consumption)
    • Application processor market in APAC
      • Table Application processor market in APAC by unit shipment (billions of units)
      • Table Application processor market in APAC by end-user unit shipment 2014-2019 (millions of units)
    • Application processor market in Americas
      • Table Application processor market in Americas by unit shipments (millions of units)
      • Table Application processor market in Americas by end-user unit shipment 2014-2019 (millions of units)
    • Application processor market in EMEA
      • Table Application processor market in EMEA by unit shipment (millions of units)
      • Table Application processor market in EMEA by end-user unit shipment 2014-2019 (millions of units)
  • Key leading countries
    • China
    • South Korea
    • US
  • Market drivers
    • Table Global smartphone and tablet PC market 2014-2019
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Apple
      • Table Apple: Geographical segmentation 2014
      • Table Apple: Geographical segmentation by revenue ($ billions)
      • Table Apple: Product segmentation 2014
      • Table Apple: Product segmentation by revenue ($ billions)
      • Table Broadcom: Revenue by business segment 2013 and 2014 ($ billions)
      • Table Broadcom: Geographical segmentation 2014
      • Table Broadcom: Geographical segmentation by revenue ($ billions)
    • Intel
      • Table Intel: Business segment by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ billions)
    • MediaTek
      • Table MediaTek: Geographical segmentation 2014
    • Qualcomm
      • Table Qualcomm revenue by business segment 2013 and 2014 ($ millions)
      • Table Qualcomm: Geographical segmentation 2014
    • Samsung Semiconductor
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviation
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