Global smartphone apps processor market grows 31%

The smartphone apps processor market expanded by 31% in the third quarter of 2013 compared to Q2 2012, says a new service report published by Strategy Analytics.

According to the service report “Smartphone Apps Processor Market Share Q3 2013: Qualcomm, Apple and MediaTek Together Capture 80 Percent Revenue Share.”, written by Sravan Kundojjala and Stuart Robinson, the global smartphone apps processor market reached $4.9 billion in Q3 2013.

The top five revenue share places were held by Apple, MediaTek, Samsung, Qualcomm, and Spreadtrum.

Qualcomm has more than half world’s smartphone apps processor market

Qualcomm maintained its lead in Q3 2013 with 52% of the global smartphone apps processor market, followed by Apple with 18% and MediaTek with 10%.

Sravan Kundojjala, a Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics, said:

“Samsung ranked number four in smartphone applications processors in revenue terms. Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa so far has not attained the same level of success as its predecessor, the Exynos 4 Quad.”

“Strategy Analytics believes that Samsung’s latest LTE-integrated Exynos chip, which started shipping from Q3 2013, can enable Samsung to go after the high-volume mid-range market in 2014 and thus regain some volume share.”

Stuart Robinson, Director of the Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service, said:

“Qualcomm continued its lead in smartphone applications processors. The latest Snapdragon 800 family of chips gained strong traction in second half flagship smartphones from Samsung, LG, Sony, Xiaomi and others.”

“Qualcomm remains the company to beat in mobile processors with its broad product portfolio, integration capabilities and strong relationships with manufacturers around the world.”

The tablet apps market during Q3 2013 grew by 30% compared to the same quarter in 2012, says Strategy Analytics.

Apple maintained a dominant position in the tablet apps market with 40% market share, followed by Qualcomm with 13% and Intel with 8%. During the third quarter of 2013 Qualcomm rose to second place.

Smartphone penetration hits 62.5% in USA

According to comscore, 149.2 million Americans owned smartphones during the three months ending in October 2013, a market penetration of 62.5%.

Apple has 40.6% of the US smartphone subscribers’ market, followed by Samsung with 25.4%, Motorola with 7%, HTC 6.7% and LG with 6.6%.