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Competitive Landscape: Taiwan Dominates the TV Application Processor Market, Worldwide, 2012

Published: 31 January 2013

ID: G00228164

Analyst(s): Michele Reitz


The TV application processor market in 2012 is estimated at $625 million, and it is forecast to grow to $1.8 billion by 2016. Taiwan's MStar Semiconductor is the largest player, but it is to be acquired by No. 2 MediaTek. The dominance of the new MediaTek is likely to increase.

Table Of Contents


  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Smart TV Requires a New Class of Digital TV Application Processors
    • Platforms Blurring Between TVs, STBs, Smartphones, Tablets and PCs
    • Cost Pressure Continues as Most TVs Are Designed and Manufactured in China and South Korea
    • Competitive Drivers for the TV Application Processor Market
  • Market Players
  • The Future of Competition
    • Commoditization to Continue
    • Will Innovation Be Hampered Due to the New MediaTek's Supremacy?
    • The Spectrum Between a Smart TV and a "Piece of Glass"
    • The Cloud Offers a Way Around Broadcast Providers
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Amlogic
    • Marvell
    • MediaTek and MStar
    • Qualcomm
    • Realtek
    • Sigma Designs
    • Emerging Companies
  • References and Methodology

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