Apple holds steady while MediaTek and Samsung post highest growth rates, according to a new market research report from Jon Peddie Research.
Qualcomm shipped the most System on a Chip (SoC) GPUs in a fast-growing market during the first half of 2012, according to a new research report from Jon Peddie Research. Shipments from all suppliers were up 69.4% from a year earlier.
Samsung saw the biggest increase in compound annual growth rate (CAGR) year-over-year, up 179%. All top five vendors saw CAGR gains except Texas Instruments, down 31.6%. MediaTek had phenomenal 966% growth year-to-year, starting from a very low base. In this report MediaTek is included under “Others” but JPR will break them out by name in future reports. Other suppliers in the market include Broadcom, Freescale, Intel, Marvell, Rockchip, , and Wonder
In addition to the semiconductor suppliers, JPR says there are four primary GPU intellectual property (IP) suppliers: ARM, DMP, Imagination Technologies, and Vivante. Those companies provide IP to all of the SoC builders except Nvidiaand Qualcomm.
JPR says 2012 is shaping up to be the year of the tablet as Chinese SoC builders like Rock
Chip and MediaTek deliver millions of devices for Chinese tablets to the fast-growing Chinese middle class. Price wars have started as these tablets have dropped below $100.