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Competitive Landscape: Application Processor Vendors for the Smartphone and Tablet Market

Published: 17 June 2015

ID: G00271968

Analyst(s): Roger Sheng, Amy Teng, Jon Erensen

Summary

Smartphones and tablets represent the biggest market for application processor vendors. Qualcomm and MediaTek are leading by their competitiveness in product portfolio, client engagement, support and delivery, and ecosystem partners.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • APs for Smartphones and Tablets Are in Convergence
    • Evolving Architecture and Increasing Processor Core Numbers
    • In-House Design Challenges Traditional AP Vendors
  • Market Players
    • Product Portfolio Is Key to Success
    • Client Engagement Is a Growing Trend
    • Support and Delivery Are Important for Time to Market
    • Ecosystem Partners Assist the Business Expansion
    • Competence Benchmarking of the Main AP Vendors
  • The Future of Competition
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Allwinner Technology
    • Intel
    • MediaTek
    • Qualcomm
    • Rockchip
    • Samsung's System LSI
    • Spreadtrum Communications
  • References and Methodology

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