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Tablet chipset shipments mark 23% annual jump in Q2 2014

According to a report by Strategy Analytics, chipsets destined for tablets have marked a year-on-year jump of 23% in Q2 2014. According to the estimates, $945 million worth of tablet chipsets have shipped in the last quarter alone.

Standing on top is Apple with its iPad slates, which hold a 26% revenue share. Interestingly, Intel is close by at second place at 19% and Qualcomm is third with 17%. At fourth and fifth places are MediaTek and Samsung, respectively.

While Intel is breathing down Apple’s neck, HiSilicon, Marvell, MediaTek, Nvidia and Qualcomm are also registering significant growth in shipping chipsets for use in tablets. Still, the company is well on its path on achieving the goal of 40 million tablet CPU shipments in 2014.

According to Stuart Robinson of Strategy Analytics, Nvidia is poised to grab a significant chunk of the Q3 market share with the 64-bit variant of the Tegra K1. This particular chip is anticipated to star in the upcoming HTC Nexus 9 (Volantis).



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