Apple Led the Tablet Applications Processor Market with an amazing 58 percent revenue share in Q2 2021
According to a new analytical report, the tablet applications processor (AP) market grew 17 percent to $737 million in Q2 2021 and that Apple, Intel, Qualcomm, MediaTek and Samsung LSI captured the top-five tablet applications processor (AP) revenue share slots in Q2 2021.
Apple led the tablet AP market with an amazing 58 percent revenue share in Q2 2021, followed by Intel with 14 percent and Qualcomm with 10 percent as presented in the Strategy Analytics chart below from their press release on Businesswire (a Berkshire Hathaway Company)
Sravan Kundojjala, author of the report and Associate Director of Handset Component Technologies service at Strategy Analytics, commented: "After registering five straight quarters of shipment growth, the tablet AP market declined 8 percent year-on-year in unit terms Q2 2021. However, compared to Q2 2019, the tablet AP market saw a 23 percent shipment growth. Despite shipment weakness, tablet AP revenues continue to hold up well, driven by robust average selling prices."
Mr. Kundojjala added that the mobile computing market will see significant activity in 2022 with Apple, AMD, Google, Intel, MediaTek, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Qualcomm and Samsung LSI all ramping up their computing efforts."
One big difference between a microprocessor and an application processor is their physical packaging. Many microprocessors are standard ICs with a standard part number. In contrast, mobile application processors are more typically systems on a chip (SoC) that incorporate the IP of one or more processor cores along with other ancillary functions.