Apple leads Arm-based laptop processor market with nearly 90% revenue share

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Apple has established itself as the dominant market leader in Arm-based laptop processors with nearly 90% revenue share. Apple’s M-series family of processors set the benchmark, according to Strategy Analytics, giving “Apple a 2-3 year lead over the rest of Arm-based PC processor vendors.”

Strategy Analytics Research Report “Apple powers arm-based computingestimates that Qualcomm, Apple, and MediaTek captured the top three spots in the Arm-based mobile computing (AP) chip market revenue share rankings in 2021.

Qualcomm led the Arm-based mobile computer chip market with a 34% revenue share, followed by Apple with 31% and MediaTek with 24%.

Smartphone, tablet, and laptop processors accounted for 88%, 9%, and 3% of total Arm-based mobile computing chip revenue in 2021.

The Arm-based mobile computing market outperformed the x86 mobile computing market in terms of revenue and units. We estimate that total Arm-based mobile computer chip revenues were nearly 20% higher than x86 (excluding chipsets and discrete GPUs) in 2021.

Sravan Kundojjala, author of the report and director of Handset Component Technologies at Strategy Analytics, commented, “Handset-based mobile computing saw robust revenue growth in 2021, driven largely by growth in hardware processors. smartphone apps. MediaTek led the overall Arm-based mobile computing market in units, while Qualcomm led in revenue. Additionally, MediaTek led the Arm-based smartphone, Android tablet and Chromebook processor segments in terms of units in 2021.”

Mr. Kundojjala continued, “Apple has established itself as a distant leader in the Arm-based laptop processor market with nearly 90% revenue share. Apple’s M-series family of processors set the benchmark and gave Apple a 2-3 year head start over the rest of the Arm-based PC processor vendors. Qualcomm only captured a 3% revenue share in the Arm-based laptop processor market in 2021 and lags behind Apple in processor performance. Despite its low share, Qualcomm continues to invest in laptop processors with its Nuvia processor cores. We believe the Arm-based laptop processor presents an attractive opportunity for Qualcomm, given the company’s growing collection of high-performance processor assets, including CPU, GPU, AI, audio , imaging, connectivity, gaming and security.

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