Apple takes vast majority of market, although Samsung fights well
The global tablet processor market continued to show strength in the first quarter of this year, with Apple taking the lions share followed by rival Samsung nipping at its heels.
The tablet apps processor market registered an impressive 52% year on year growth to reach $740 million in the first quarter 2013, according to the Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service report.
Apple maintained its lead with 40% revenue share in the tablet applications processor market, followed by TI with 13% share and Samsung with 10% share.
According to this report, Apple, Texas Instruments (TI), Samsung, NVIDIA and Intel captured the top five revenue share rankings in the tablet applications processor market in the first quarter of the year.
According to Sravan Kundojjala, senior analyst at Strategy Analytics: 'Strategy Analytics estimates that the Chinese and Taiwanese tablet chip companies together captured 29% volume share in the tablet applications processor market in Q1 2013. Among these companies, MediaTek made significant progress with the help of design wins at Acer, Asus and Lenovo and is well positioned to grab double digit share in non-iPad tablets this year.'
According to Stuart Robinson, director of the Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service: 'Samsung's tablet applications processor shipments registered five-fold growth in Q1 2013, thanks to its inhouse customer, Samsung Mobile. However, Samsung is likely to come under pressure from external suppliers such as Intel and Marvell who scored massmarket tablet design-wins at Samsung Mobile recently.'