Multi-core Smartphone Applications Processors Grow to 25% Share in Q3 2011

Manufacturers use multi-core processors for smartphone feature differentiation. As a result, multi-core smartphone applications processors gained strong traction in the third quarter of 2011. According to Strategy Analytics, part of this growth is because of strong holiday quarter demand for multi-core smartphones from major smartphone manufacturers.

Highlights from Strategy Analytics’ Multi-Core Smartphone Applications Processor Quarterly Market Tracker:

  • Multi-core smartphone applications processors accounted for almost 25% of total smartphone applications processors shipped in Q3 2011
  • Samsung is ranked first in the smartphone multi-core applications processor market with 57% unit shipment share in Q3 2011
  • Qualcomm came in second at 18% for Q3 2011
  • Texas Instruments (13% share) and NVIDIA are ranked third and fourth in Q3 2011
  • Dual-core OMAP processors accounted for about 20% of TI total smartphone applications processors shipped in Q3 2011
  • Stand-alone applications processors dominated the multi-core smartphone applications processor market with a 90% of total multi-core smartphone applications processors shipped in Q3 2011
  • Smartphones with multi-core applications processors will make up 17% of the smartphones shipped in 2011

More info: Strategy Analytics