Semi-annual sales of tablet processors fell by a third. Market chips for smartphones continues to grow. This is according to research firm Strategy Analytics.

According to expert estimates, in January-June 2016 global revenues of producers from the sale of SoC for smartphones accounted for $ 10 billion, a 3% increase compared to the same period last year. Tablet sector decreased by 34% to $ 889 million.

Most of all processors on the market for smartphones is still earns Qualcomm, whose share in the first half of the year was 39%. The top three include MediaTek (23%) and Apple (15%).

“After a not so successful in 2015 Qualcomm will continue to recover market share thanks to the Snapdragon 820, which are equipped with several champions, including the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, LG G5, Xiaomi Mi 5 and OnePlus 3 – says the analyst of Strategy Analytics Sravan Kundodzhala (Sravan Kundojjala). – The chips midrange Snapdragon series 652, 650 and 400 also enjoyed a good popularity in the first half of 2016 and have helped to support the sale of Qualcomm


Among the largest manufacturer of processors for tablets palm keeps Apple, which has recorded in the first half 35% in asset sales. In second place is Qualcomm (18%), the third – Intel (13%)