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Research and Markets: Mobile Processor Architectures, Devices, and Market Shares, Q4'11 - Market for Mobile Processors Is Projected to Reach 1.9 Billion Units Annually by 2016

TMCNet:  Research and Markets: Mobile Processor Architectures, Devices, and Market Shares, Q4'11 - Market for Mobile Processors Is Projected to Reach 1.9 Billion Units Annually by 2016

[June 01, 2012]

Research and Markets: Mobile Processor Architectures, Devices, and Market Shares, Q4'11 - Market for Mobile Processors Is Projected to Reach 1.9 Billion Units Annually by 2016

DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/z3g7pj/mobile_processor_a) has announced the addition of the "Mobile Processor Architectures, Devices, and Market Shares, Q4'11" report to their offering.

The term mobile processor refers to a range of processors used in mobile CE devices, often referred to as applications processors and central processing units (CPUs). These highly flexible mobile processors are used in multifunction devices that combine computing, communications, entertainment, and/or productivity capabilities. Mobile devices include e-readers, handheld game consoles (HGCs), mobile PCs, portable media players (PMPs), smartphones, and tablets. New NPD In-Stat (News - Alert) research, reports that the growth of mobile processors in 2011 exceeded 43% and is forecast to grow at a 22% CAGRthrough 2016.

Although the total available market for mobile processors continues to grow, the emergence of industry leaders in the high-growth mobile device segment is becoming a key factor in the success of processor vendors, says Jim McGregor, Chief Technology Strategist. Just having a captive smartphone and tablet market has propelled Apple into second place for the entire mobile processor market just behind industry leader Intel. In 2012, Apple will likely capture the top spot, in terms of unit shipments, driven by the success of its iPhone (News - Alert) and iPad. Other companies that benefitted greatly from new product releases or dominance by their OEM customers included Nvidia, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm (News - Alert), and Samsung.

Key research findings include:

- For all mobile devices, ARM is the dominant processor architecture with over 73% of all units shipped and is growing.

- Intel's dominance continues in mobile PCs, while Apple, Qualcomm, and Samsung claim the top spots in other CE devices.

- Smartphones and tablets represent the greatest opportunity for growth with a combined 75% growth in 2011 and 29.3% CAGR expected through 2016.

- In-Stat anticipates consolidation in the mobile processor market beginning in the 2013/2014 timeframe.

- The release of Windows 8 later this year will be a pivotal point in the competition between the ARM and x86 processor architectures.

Companies Mentioned

nyka, AMD, Apple, Broadcom (News - Alert), Chipnuts Technology, Freescale Semiconductor, Intel, MagicEyes, Marvell Technology Group, MediaTek, MtekVision, Nvidia, NuFront, Qualcomm, Renesas, Samsung, Shanghai Jade Tech, ST-Ericsson, Texas Instruments, VIA (News - Alert) Technologies, Vimicro, and ZiiLABS

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/z3g7pj/mobile_processor_a


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