Q3 2011 Smartphone Applications Processor Revenues Grew to $2.24 Billion

According to Strategy Analytics, the global smartphone applications processor market grew to $2.24 billion in the third quarter of this year (Q3 2011). This is a 59% year-on-year growth. Qualcomm ranked first in the smartphone applications processor market with 49% of revenue share in the last quarter. Thanks to the ramp up of its Android business, Broadcom finally broke into the top-five vendor list for smartphone applications processors in the third quarter.

Below are some findings from the Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service report, Smartphone Apps Processor Market Share: Qualcomm and Samsung Together Held 66 Percent Unit Share in Q3 2011. The report tracks stand-alone and integrated smartphone applications processor unit shipments, revenue market share and ASPs for thirteen chip vendors from Q1 2008 to Q3 2011.

Smartphone Apps Processor Research Findings

  • Global smartphone applications processor revenues grew by 59% year-on-year to reach $2.24 billion in Q3 2011
  • Qualcomm led the smartphone applications processor market in terms of both unit shipments and revenue during Q3 2011
  • Based on numbers of units sold, Samsung, Texas Instruments, Marvell and Broadcom ranked second to fifth
  • NVIDIA lost its number five position to Broadcom
  • Smartphone applications processor average selling prices (ASPs) showed upward trend in Q3 2011 compared to Q3 2010 due to strong growth in dual-core processor shipments
  • Stand-alone applications processors out-grew baseband-integrated applications processors
  • Stand-alone applications processors accounted for 41% of total smartphone applications processor shipments in Q3 2011 (31% increase in the same quarter last year)
  • There is strong demand for dual-core processors and growth in LTE smartphone shipments

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