Qualcomm, Samsung Push AMD to Fourth Place in Processor Market
May 21, 2013 7:50 AM
comment(s) - last by
AMD plummets in microprocessor market ranking
When it comes to processors for smartphones and tablet computers, companies like
have come a long way over the last several years. Processors from both manufacturers have turned up in a wide range of devices, with Samsung powering its own smartphones and those from Apple.
Two of the biggest companies in the microprocessor world are Intel and AMD. While Intel has continued to have success in the mobile processor market, even though its processors aren't as power efficient as offerings from other companies in the smartphone and tablet world, AMD has seen its market share continue to decline.
A new report his week from IC Insights takes a look at the overall microprocessor market for 2012. A significant downturn in the notebook and desktop computer market combined with a significant increase in sales for tablet and smartphone devices saw AMD plummet from second place to fourth place in 2012.
Intel still held the top spot with 65.3% of the overall microprocessor market.
Qualcomm now occupies the second place spot with 9.4% of the market courtesy of its ARM mobile processors for smartphones and tablets. Samsung came in the third spot with 8.2% market share thanks to a huge number of processors in production for Apple devices. AMD was in fourth place with only 6.4% market. Freescale was far behind with 1.9% of the market followed by NVIDIA with 1.4% market.
The overall microprocessor market for 2012 was worth $56.5 billion. The downturn in the personal computer market did see sales growth slow to 2% for the year after growing by 19% in 2011. The forecast is predicting microprocessor sells will increase by 10% for 2013 to $62 billion.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: A Sad Day
5/21/2013 12:11:13 PM
That's not a true statement, and the truth reflects
AMD is now in 4th behind Qualcomm and Samsung.
Price/performance goes to ARM.
You picked pricepoints 5x higher than ARM; so if you pick a $10 price, you claim AMD is unbeatable? AMD's cheapest CPU is 10x more expensive than the average ARM CPU, 5x more expensive than a powerful ARM CPU, and 3x more expensive than the most powerful ARM CPUs out there.
And so because ARM has an 'unbeatable' price/perf, it displaces AMD... and threatens to do the same to Intel if Intel cannot get down to the $20 pricepoint in the near future.
RE: A Sad Day
5/22/2013 8:38:50 AM
Price/performance in what. In x86, there is no ARM. ARM cannot replace X86 any time soon. I'm saying that because x86 and ARM are not substitute goods to each other.
RE: A Sad Day
5/22/2013 9:16:12 AM
In cellphones, tablets, set top boxes, media players, etc.
You assume that only PCs count when they make up only 40% of the market (of devices that browse the web, watch videos, play games, etc). 86m PCs, 215m smartphones, and 47m tablets were shipped last quarter.
In fact you are right, in many of those situations it is x86 that cannot replace ARM; only the most powerful phones and tablets can consider Atom at this point, making Intel's potential market about 80m smartphones and 20m tablets.
"Well, we didn't have anyone in line that got shot waiting for our system." -- Nintendo of America Vice President Perrin Kaplan
Report: Samsung Now Charging Apple 20% More for iPhone Processors
November 12, 2012, 12:36 PM
Qualcomm to Lead ARM in War Against Intel With New Laptop Chips
January 3, 2012, 10:30 AM
Tim Cook Touts Apple’s Product Portfolio, Performance in Letter to Employees
October 21, 2014, 8:05 AM
Lenovo Once Again The Top Global PC Maker, Apple Takes 50% of PC Profits
October 9, 2014, 7:46 AM
It’s Official: HP to Split Into Two Business Units
October 6, 2014, 8:14 AM
Quick Note: HP Plans to Split PC, Enterprise Units
October 5, 2014, 4:31 PM
Samsung Prepping 14-nm for Apple A9 Production, Handling 30 Percent of A8 Orders
October 2, 2014, 1:17 PM
Lenovo to Complete $2.1B Acquisition of IBM's x86 Server Operations on October 1
September 29, 2014, 3:19 PM
Most Popular Articles
Chinese Government Declares Digital War Against America's Top Tech Firms
October 20, 2014, 12:07 PM
Samsung Announces Galaxy S5 Plus with Snapdragon 805 Processor, LTE-A
October 22, 2014, 3:40 PM
Windows 8.1 + Android "Sell Mini PC" w/ Bay Trail Creates New PC Form Factor
October 20, 2014, 5:07 PM
Apple's iPad Air 2 Features Triple-core A8X Processor, 2GB of RAM
October 21, 2014, 8:32 PM
Apple Releases iOS 8.1; Adds Apple Pay Support, SMS Relay, Instant Hotspot
October 20, 2014, 1:00 PM
Latest Blog Posts
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
Facebook Aims to Provide Internet to "Every Person in the World" with Drones, Satellites
Apr 1, 2014, 10:20 AM
Retail Mobile Sites Experience Outages in Light of Simplexity's Bankruptcy
Mar 14, 2014, 8:48 AM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information