Strategy Analytics: Smartphone Apps Processor Revenue Jumped 50 Percent in Q1 2013

Apple and Samsung Continue to Battle for Second Spot

Jul 11, 2013, 08:00 ET from Strategy Analytics

BOSTON, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The global smartphone applications processor market registered almost 50 percent year-on-year growth to reach $3.6 billion in Q1 2013, according to the Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies (HCT) service report, "Smartphone Apps Processor Market Share Q1 2013: MediaTek and Spreadtrum Together Capture One Quarter Volume Share."

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According to this Strategy Analytics report, Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung, MediaTek and Broadcom grabbed the top-five revenue share spots in the smartphone applications processor market in Q1 2013. Qualcomm led the smartphone applications processor market with 49 percent revenue share followed by Apple with 13 percent share and Samsung with 12 percent share in Q1 2013.

According to Sravan Kundojjala, Senior Analyst, "Strategy Analytics estimates that Qualcomm's smartphone applications processor revenue share increased to 49 percent in Q1 2013. The key highlight of Qualcomm's performance in Q1 2013 was its surging stand-alone APQ-series applications processor shipments, thanks to high-profile design-wins such as the HTC One, Google Nexus 4, LG Optimus G, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony XPERIA Z. Qualcomm ranked number one in the stand-alone applications processor category, overtaking Apple and Samsung in Q1 2013. The Snapdragon 600 (APQ8064T) has served Qualcomm well and the upcoming Snapdragon 800 family of chips will likely help further."

According to Stuart Robinson, Director of the Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service, "Low-cost Chinese chip supplier Spreadtrum made strong progress in Q1 2013 with the help of its EDGE and TD-SCDMA smartphone applications processors. Spreadtrum scored multiple design-wins at tier-one smartphone manufacturers and is well-positioned to make significant share gains in 2013."

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