-- Tablet apps processor shipments from Intel more than tripled in Q3 2014 with more growth to come in future
BOSTON, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The global tablet applications processor (AP) market registered an impressive 16 percent year-on-year growth to reach $1.4 billion in Q3 2014, according to Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies (HCT) service report, "Tablet Apps Processor Market Share Q3 2014: Intel Maintains Number One Spot in non-iPad Tablets."
Based on Strategy Analytics estimates, Apple, Intel, Qualcomm, MediaTek and Samsung grabbed the top-five tablet AP revenue share spots in Q3 2014. Apple maintained its tablet AP revenue share lead with 30 percent revenue share, followed by Intel with 19 percent revenue share and Qualcomm with 14 percent revenue share.
According to Sravan Kundojjala, Associate Director, "Strategy Analytics estimates that Intel's tablet AP shipments more than tripled in Q3 2014 compared to Q3 2013, thanks to increased traction in Android-based tablets. Strategy Analytics believes Intel's upcoming low-cost SoFIA 3G / 4G APs and Rockchip and Spreadtrum partnerships will help maintain its tablet AP momentum in 2015."
According to Stuart Robinson, Executive Director of the Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service, "During Q3 2014, low-cost Chinese and Taiwanese tablet AP companies including Actions Semiconductor, Allwinner, MediaTek, Spreadtrum, Rockchip and others increased their cumulative volume share to 36 percent compared to 29 percent in Q3 2013. Strategy Analytics forecasts continued momentum for these vendors in 2015 too."
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