27 Sep '13, 6pm

#ARM Closes in on Imagination in #GPU Shipments

#ARM Closes in on Imagination in #GPU Shipments

Imagination Technologies remained the leading supplier of GPUs for personal mobile devices in the first half of 2013, with 37.6 percent market share, according to Jon Peddie Research. Peddie defines personal mobile devices to include smartphones, tablet computers, and handheld game consoles. However, compared with the same period a year before, Imagination lost market share (as shown in table below) as proprietary GPU user Qualcomm and IP licensors ARM and Vivante all gained. The gains are the more spectacular as Peddie reckons the number of shipments went up by 81 percent. Peddie did not provide the absolute number of shipments that it estimated comprised the market in 2013's first quarter in a press release , but reckoned that Qualcomm, acknowledged as the leading supplier of application processors for smartphones, is also the leading supplier of proprietary GPUs into th...

Full article: http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1319626&itc=ee...

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