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2019 Q2 Smartphone Application Processor Market Share: Strong Growth in AI Chip Market

The research report “2019 Q2 Smartphone Application Processor Market Share Tracker: Qualcomm maintained its lead with 40% revenue share” released by Strategy Analytics’ mobile phone component technology service pointed out that in Q2 2019, the global smartphone application processor (AP) market revenue It was down 2% year over year to $4.8 billion.

This research report from Strategy Analytics states that Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung LSI, HiSilicon and MediaTek accounted for the top five global smartphone application processor (AP) market revenue shares in Q2 2019. Qualcomm leads the pack with a 40% revenue share, followed by Apple (20%) and Samsung LSI (13%).

AI has quietly taken off in smartphones, and the shipments of smartphone application processors equipped with AI have grown rapidly. Strategy Analytics estimates that in Q2 2019, smartphone application processors equipped with AI engines will increase by 45% year-on-year. Qualcomm is No. 1 in smartphone AI.

In Q2 2019, smartphone application processors (APs) equipped with AI engines accounted for nearly 50% of total smartphone application processor shipments, 20 percentage points higher than 30% in Q2 2018.

Most application processor vendors are using their own or licensed non-Arm IP to address AI applications in smartphones. Arm is the leader in the smartphone CPU and GPU market and is trying to catch up in AI.

Sravan Kundojjala, Associate Director at Strategy Analytics, said: “After two consecutive years of declining smartphone application processor shipments, MediaTek and UNISOC saw another year-on-year decline in Q2 2019 shipments. However, both companies showed signs of recovery. Signs – With a continuously updated product lineup and winning customer orders. MediaTek’s new Helio P90, P70 and P22 application processors have been well received in the market and adopted by Chinese OEMs in several high-volume smartphones. Zhanrui’s new Tiger Ben-branded application processor family has a competitive advantage over the Snapdragon 600 and Helio P-series chips and has the potential to bring UNISOC Zhanrui back to the market.”

Stuart Robinson, Executive Director of Strategy Analytics’ Mobile Component Technology Service, added: “Apple, HiSilicon and Samsung LSI vertically integrated companies increased their cumulative smartphone application processor shipment market share to 37% in Q2 2019. HiSilicon performed In particular, its compound annual growth rate reached 28%. Despite the challenges of vertical competition, Qualcomm maintained its leadership in smartphone application processor market share, and its flagship Snapdragon 855 application processor performed well. Both the Snapdragon 600 series and the newly launched Snapdragon 700 series application processors performed well in Q2 2019. Qualcomm continues to leverage strong relationships with Chinese smartphone makers to drive solid sales of its Snapdragon application processors.”

Edit: muyan Source: EEWORLD