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According to the just released Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service report, the global smartphone Applications Processor (AP) market declined 5 percent year-over-year to reach $9.4 billion in 1H 2017. Qualcomm maintained its smartphone AP market share leadership with 42 percent revenue share, followed by Apple and MediaTek each with 18 percent revenue share. Samsung and LSI rounded out the top five players.


Strategy Analytics estimates that 64-bit APs registered a solid 24 percent year-over-year growth and accounted for 86 percent of total smartphone AP shipments in 1H 2017.


Sravan Kundojjala, Associate Director at Strategy Analytics, commented, "After a successful 2016, Qualcomm continued its momentum and gained market share with the help of a strengthened portfolio across the board from flagship to mid-range. After missing the initial 14nm FinFET AP wave, Qualcomm made sure it is one of the first companies with a commercial 10nm smartphone AP.


Qualcomm's semi-custom 10nm flagship 64-bit AP Snapdragon 835, which integrates a gigabit-class LTE modem, has seen greater success than its predecessor Snapdragon 820 / 821. Strategy Analytics believes that Qualcomm is poised for further share gains through 2017 with its strengthened Snapdragon 600-series of APs."


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