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