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Global smartphone apps processor market rises 61% in H1 2012

Global smartphone applications processor market reported a 61% rise during the first half (H1) of 2012 to $5.5bn, according to Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service report.

Strategy Analytics also revealed that, during the period, Qualcomm led the market with 48% share in the global apps processor market, followed by Samsung, MediaTek, Broadcom and Texas Instruments

Strategy Analytics senior analyst Sravan Kundojjala said Qualcomm captured 48% revenue share in the smartphone applications processor market H1 2012.

"The company’s high-end LTE Snapdragon processor MSM8960 gained strong traction and featured in multiple LTE flagships from global tier-one smartphone manufacturers," Kundojjala said.

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"Strategy Analytics notes that Qualcomm’s early LTE modem leadership has helped the company to stay ahead of the competition."

According to the report, MediaTek reported thirteen fold year-on-year rise during the period and captured third position due to its strong low-to-mid range smartphone segment.

Broadcom has been in fourth position during the period which was attributed to its strategic low-end Android smartphone design-wins at South Korean firm Samsung.

ST-Ericsson’s NovaThor-branded apps processors reported 28% rise during the second quarter (Q2) 2012 that allows it to register the highest quarterly shipments over four years.

Intel, as a new entrant, captured only 0.2% of the total unit shipment share in H1 2012 with the help of its 32nm-based Medfield processor.
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