The market for mobile arm processors has grown by a
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The market for mobile arm processors has grown by a quarter in 2021 – Qualcomm is at the top but Apple is breathing at the back

Strategy Analytics has published the results of a study on the global market for mobile processors with ARM architecture. Shipments of chips for smartphones, tablets and laptops with different designs are taken into account.

    Image source: Qualcomm

Image source: Qualcomm

The industry’s money supply is reported to have grown by more than a quarter over the past year – by 27%. As a result, total supplier sales reached $35.1 billion.

The market leader is Qualcomm with a share of around 34% in total sales. Apple is second with 31% and MediaTek closes the top 3 with 24%. As a result, the three companies mentioned together financially controlled about 90% of the global market for mobile arm processors in 2021.

    Image source: Strategy Analytics

Image source: Strategy Analytics

If we look at the industry by different device types, then 87.7% of revenue from sales of ARM architecture mobile chips comes from smartphones. The contribution of tablets was about 8.5%, laptops – 3.8%.

It notes that Arm processors overtook x86 chips by nearly 20% in terms of sales in the mobile market in 2021 (excluding chipsets and discrete graphics accelerators).

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