Apple Tops Samsung, Intel on Mobile Processor Profits
According to published reports on Friday, Apple is once again enjoying the financial rewards of its iDevice empire, this time in terms of its prowess behind mobile processors.
In the last few years, Apple has emerged as one of the world's biggest makers of processors for mobile devices based on their revenue across the global landscape.
New data from Strategy Analytics indicates that Apple's A-series processors helped the iPhone/iPad maker secure 15 percent of smartphone processor revenues and 34 percent of tablet processor revenues in Q2 of this year.
Apple, however, is just one of many big winners in the thriving market for smartphone processors.
According to Strategy Analytics' senior analyst Sravan Kundojjala, "Qualcomm's LTE and LTE-Advanced basebands gained strong traction and propelled its share to a record 63 percent in the cellular baseband market in Q2 2013. LTE basebands accounted for over 40 percent of Qualcomm's total baseband shipments in Q2 2013 and we expect Qualcomm to improve its LTE baseband mix as a percentage of its total baseband shipments further."
Sources: Strategy Analytics
, Apple Insider