With the increasing use of media-rich content, Internet-connected mobile devices need robust multimedia performance to provide a quality user experience, reports In-Stat. As a result, graphics, video, and audio are now at the forefront of semiconductor and system design. “Multimedia features have moved from simple co-processing functions to the forefront of semiconductor and system design,” says Jim McGregor In-Stat analyst. “However, there appears to be an alarming trend of fewer in-house and third-party solutions available despite the growth prospects of the mobile market.”
Recent research by In-Stat found the following:
- The total available market (TAM) for Internet-connected devices is projected to grow at a 22.3% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2013.
- 91% of Internet-connected devices will be using processors with integrated multimedia acceleration, including 72% of mobile PCs, by 2013.
- With fewer in-house multimedia solutions and third-party IP providers, ARM, CEVA, and Imagination are poised to benefit the most from increased multimedia functionality in mobile devices.
- Carriers will account for over 60% of Internet device unit sales in 2013.
- ARM, CEVA, DMP, Imagination Technologies and Vivente are all offering IP solutions to address the market.
- There is no shortage of semiconductor chip vendors that are looking to address the burgeoning need. They include Anyka, AMD/ATI, Broadcom, Chipnuts, Freescale, Intel, Jade Technology, MagicEyes, Marvell, MtekVision, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Renesas, Samsung, Texas Instruments (TI), VIA Technologies, Vimicro, and others.
The research, “Mobile Graphics & Multimedia Review: Integration Still Has Its Challenges” (#IN0904446SI), covers the worldwide market for mobile graphics and multimedia silicon. It includes:
- Examination of multimedia hardware and software solutions.
- A review of influencing standards & proprietary platforms.
- Integration trends for multimedia functions in mobile devices, including integration of GPUs in core-logic chipsets and CPUs in the PC segment.
- Chip vendor profiles: Anyka, AMD/ATI, Broadcom, Chipnuts, Freescale, Intel, Jade Technology, MagicEyes, Marvell, MtekVision, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, Renesas, Texas Instruments (TI), VIA Technologies, Vimicro, and others.
- IP vendor profiles: ARM, CEVA, DMP, Imagination Technologies, and Vivente.
The price is $3,995 (US).
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