Smartphone Application Processor shipment declined 4 % in the first quarter of 2014 in China- Digitime reports.

by Frank Tu 1

Digtitime Research stated that smartphone-use application processor in dipped 4.2 % but raised to 10.8 % in first quarter of 2014, in China.

 In the last quarter of 2013 the MediaTeks’s shipments begin to decline and the trend continued in the first quarter of 2014. The shipments were affected owing to the fact the company focused on mid-range to high-end models and unavailability of comprehensive portfolio of its LTE parts. Report further said.

 Another company called Spredtrum Communications also witnessed dip of 16.7 percent in the first quarter of 2014 despite short lead-time orders that were received in previous quarter. It is continue to see the trend of decline as it cannot improve its portfolio currently.

 Qualcomm’s QRD (Qualcomm reference design) also saw decline. Qualcomm has started providing solution to platform such as Windows Phone and Firefox OS, but it will require time to yield results. However it saw increase in LTE products which is gaining momentum due to integrated chips.

HiSilicon Technologies an Nvidia managed to keep their shipments momentum up in the first quarter but it was slightly down due to seasonal reasons. Digitime researched elaborated.

Digitime Research gives quarter based tracking service for markets such as Global Tablet, China smartphone, Taiwan ICT and Taiwan FDP along with China Touch Panel and China Smartphone AP.