Q1 2021 Smartphone Application Processor Market Share: Qualcomm, MediaTek, Apple , Samsung LSI, and HiSilicon accounted the top five position

In the Q1 Smart Phone Application Processor Market Share list released by Strategy Analytics, the global smartphone application processor market achieved two positions. A number of shipments and revenue growth.

2021 Q1, the global smartphone application processor market is up 21 percent to $ 6.8 billion. Qualcomm, MediaTek, Apple, Samsung LSI, and HiSilicon accounted for the top five in terms of revenue share in the smartphone application processor market.

Qualcomm leads the smartphone application processor market with a revenue share of 40%, followed by MediaTek (26%) and Apple (20%).

In Q1 of 2021, 5G application processors accounted for 41% of the total shipments of smartphone application processors. Entry-level 5G application processors, such as Snapdragon 480 and Dimensity 700, will push smartphone manufacturers to push 5G to a lower price range in 2021.

Sravan Kundojjala, Deputy Director of Mobile Components Technical Services at Strategy Analytics and author of the report, commented: “The trade war will reshape the global smartphone application processor market in Q1 of 2021. Both Qualcomm and MediaTek have taken full advantage of HiSilicon’s forced trade restrictions. Opportunity to exit the smartphone application processor market. Both companies achieved double-digit shipment growth in Q1 of 2021, and gained market share with 4G and 5G application processors. According to Strategy Analytics estimates, HiSilicon Semiconductor’s smartphone application processor shipments dropped by 88% in Q1 of 2021. Whether Huawei will split HiSilicon’s smartphone chip business to ensure its future, we will continue to pay attention.”

Kundojjala said: “In Q1 of 2021, Apple, Samsung LSI and Unigroup Zhanrui also achieved growth in shipments and revenue. Due to the surge in demand for 5G application processors and the total demand after the epidemic, this growth momentum will continue throughout the year. However, Strategy Analytics warned that smartphone application processor suppliers need to maintain a healthy average selling price and optimize their cost structure based on increasing chip development costs and foundry capacity constraints.”


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