Tablet Apps Processor Revenue to Reach $7.2 Billion in 2018 says Strategy Analytics Double-Digit Revenue Growth But Pricing Pressure Will Continue

BOSTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The global tablet applications processor market is set to register impressive growth of 14.6 percent CAGR in revenues from 2013 to 2018 to reach $7.2 billion in 2018, based on Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service forecast report, "Tablet Apps Processor Forecast (2010-18): Double-Digit Revenue Growth Over Next 5 Years."  http://www.strategyanalytics.com/default.aspx?mod=reportabstractviewer&a0=9352 

Strategy Analytics reports that the tablet applications processor market will register a forecast double-digit revenue growth rate over the next five years. In addition penetration in tablets of applications processors with an integrated baseband will increase to 17 percent in 2018 from just 2 percent in 2012, thanks to low-cost quad-core 3G / 4G chips from Qualcomm, MediaTek, Spreadtrum and others. Multi-core penetration in tablets was close to 90 percent in 2013 and this is likely to continue.

According to Sravan Kundojjala, Senior Analyst, "Strategy Analytics notes that the barrier to entry is quite low in tablet applications processors compared to smartphone applications processors. Therefore, we forecast a modest average selling price (ASP) growth through 2018, despite the introduction of 64-bit chips. In addition, a high concentration of low-cost tablet chip vendors in this market will result in a price war which is expected to have a significant impact on ASPs."

According to Stuart Robinson, Director of the Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service, "Strategy Analytics forecasts x86-based chip penetration in tablets will increase to 30 percent in 2018 from 2 percent in 2012. We expect Intel's investments in Android solutions will result in future share gains."

About Strategy Analytics
Strategy Analytics, Inc. provides the competitive edge with advisory services, consulting and actionable market intelligence for emerging technology, mobile and wireless, digital consumer and automotive electronics companies. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Strategy Analytics delivers insights for enterprise success. www.StrategyAnalytics.com 

European Contact: Stuart Robinson, +44(0) 1908 423 637, srobinson@strategyanalytics.com
US Contact: Christopher Taylor, +1 617 614 0706, ctaylor@strategyanalytics.com

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