Apple all set to surpass Intel as the biggest mobile chipmaker
With the upcoming shift in the use of ARM-based processors in compact computing devices like laptops and smartphones, there is hardly a reason for Intel to tremble down a position in the x86 notebook processors.
Jim McGregor, NPD In-Stat's chief technology strategist says that Apple is more likely to overcome Intel for the first spot due to its great success with the iPad and the iPhone. In a statement published by the PC Mag, Jim exclaimed that the other companies have been benefitted greatly from the new product releases and dominance by their OEM customers included Nvidia, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, and even Samsung. According to McGregor’s estimates, the ARM will take around 73 percent of the market in mobile processors this year.
Day by day, the market for the mobile processors is continuing to grow and the key factor for the success of processor vendors still being the newly emerging industry leader in the mobile device growth market. Just because of the captive market, Apple is still in the second place still falling one position behind the mobile processor industry leader, Intel.
As per In-Stat, the Medfield processor from Intel which will be launched in Smartphones in late 2012 will be the main mobile processor market attraction from Intel. On the other hand market research firm believes that it won’t be able to make an impact big enough to hold on to the blow from Apple.