1 INTRODUCTION 14
1.1 STUDY OBJECTIVES 14
1.2 DEFINITION 14
1.3 STUDY SCOPE 15
1.3.1 MARKETS COVERED 15
1.3.2 GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE 15
1.3.3 YEARS CONSIDERED 16
1.4 CURRENCY 16
1.5 LIMITATIONS 16
1.6 STAKEHOLDERS 16

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 17
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 17
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 18
2.1.1.1 Secondary sources 19
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 19
2.1.2.1 Key data from primary sources 20
2.1.2.2 Key industry insights 20
2.1.2.3 Breakdown of primaries 21
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 21
2.2.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 22
2.2.2 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 22
2.3 MARKET BREAKDOWN AND DATA TRIANGULATION 23
2.4 ASSUMPTIONS FOR RESEARCH STUDY 24

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 25

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 29
4.1 ATTRACTIVE GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES IN APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET 29
4.2 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET VOLUME 29
4.3 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET, BY DEVICE TYPE 30
4.4 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET IN APAC, BY COUNTRY AND INDUSTRY 30
4.5 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET, BY CORE TYPE 31
4.6 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET, BY COUNTRY (2018) 31

5 MARKET OVERVIEW 32
5.1 INTRODUCTION 32
5.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 32
5.2.1 DRIVERS 33
5.2.1.1 High demand for application processors in smartphone industry 33
5.2.1.2 High adoption of octa-core application processors 33
5.2.1.3 Increasing penetration of application processors in automotive industry 34
5.2.2 OPPORTUNITIES 35
5.2.2.1 Increasing implementation of artificial intelligence in mobile devices 35
5.2.2.2 Growing demand for connected communication devices in developing countries 35
5.2.3 CHALLENGES 35
5.2.3.1 Intense Competition 35
5.2.3.2 Short life cycle of consumer electronic products 35
5.3 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS 36

6 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET, BY DEVICE TYPE 37
6.1 INTRODUCTION 38
6.2 MOBILE PHONES 40
6.2.1 APPLICATIONS IN SMARTPHONES WILL DRIVE OCTA-CORE APPLICATION PROCESSORS MARKET DURING FORECAST PERIOD 40
6.3 PC TABLETS AND E-READERS 40
6.3.1 DEMAND FOR DUAL-CORE APPLICATION PROCESSORS IS DECREASING DUE TO RISING PENETRATION OF QUAD-CORE APPLICATION PROCESSORS 40
6.4 SMART WEARABLES 41
6.4.1 DUAL-CORE APPLICATION PROCESSORS ARE MOST COMMONLY USED PROCESSORS IN SMART WEARABLES 41
6.5 AUTOMOTIVE ADAS AND INFOTAINMENT DEVICES 42
6.5.1 PENETRATION OF QUAD-CORE APPLICATION PROCESSORS IS EXPECTED TO RISE IN AUTOMOTIVE ADAS AND INFOTAINMENT DEVICES DURING FORECAST PERIOD 42

7 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET, BY CORE TYPE 44
7.1 INTRODUCTION 45
7.2 OCTA-CORE 46
7.2.1 MOBILE PHONES IS MAJOR APPLICATION AREA FOR OCTA-CORE APPLICATION PROCESSORS 46
7.3 HEXA-CORE 47
7.3.1 IPHONES DRIVING THE GROWTH OF HEXA-CORE APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET 47
7.4 QUAD-CORE 47
7.4.1 MOBILE PHONES AND PC TABLETS ARE MAJOR APPLICATION AREAS OF QUAD-CORE APPLICATION PROCESSORS 47
7.5 DUAL-CORE 48
7.5.1 RISING DEMAND FOR DUAL-CORE APPLICATION PROCESSORS IN SMART WEARABLES TO BOOST GROWTH OF MARKET DURING FORECAST PERIOD 48
7.6 SINGLE-CORE 50
7.6.1 FEATURE PHONES IS ONE OF THE MAJOR APPLICATION AREAS OF SINGLE-CORE APPLICATION PROCESSORS 50

8 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET, BY INDUSTRY 51
8.1 INTRODUCTION 52
8.2 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS 53
8.2.1 MOBILE PHONE SEGMENT DOMINATES IN APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET FOR CONSUMER ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY 53
8.3 AUTOMOTIVE 54
8.3.1 GROWIND DEMAND FOR ADAS BOOSTING THE GROWTH OF APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET FOR AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY 54

9 GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS 56
9.1 INTRODUCTION 57
9.2 NORTH AMERICA 59
9.2.1 US 60
9.2.1.1 Automotive industry to boost the growth of application processor market in the US 60
9.2.2 CANADA 61
9.2.2.1 Increasing safety awareness among consumers and rising demand for safe, efficient, and convenient driving experience to positively impact application processor market in Canada 61
9.2.3 MEXICO 62
9.2.3.1 Mexico's automotive industry is growing due to the availability of cheap labor and lenient restrictions on manufacturing and licensing operations 62
9.3 EUROPE 62
9.3.1 IN 2017 GERMANY AND RUSSIA DOMINATED THE APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET IN EUROPE 62
9.4 ASIA PACIFIC 65
9.4.1 CHINA 67
9.4.1.1 Presence of manufacturing plants of a number of leading consumer electronics companies creates high demand for application processors in China 67
9.4.2 JAPAN 67
9.4.2.1 Rising requirement for ADAS is expected to drive the growth of application processor market in Japan 67
9.4.3 INDIA 68
9.4.3.1 Growing number of mobile phone manufacturers setting up manufacturing facilities in india is boosting the growth of application processor market in India 68
9.4.4 SOUTH KOREA 69
9.4.4.1 Consumer electronics industry to dominate the application processor market in South Korea during the forecast period 69
9.4.5 VIETNAM 69
9.4.5.1 Vietnam has thriving consumer electronics industry that witnesses high demand for application processors for mobile phone manufacturing 69
9.4.6 INDONESIA 70
9.4.6.1 The application processor market in Indonesia is dominated by the consumer electronics industry 70
9.4.7 REST OF APAC 71
9.5 REST OF THE WORLD 71

10 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 72
10.1 OVERVIEW 72
10.2 MARKET RANKING ANALYSIS: APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET 72
10.3 COMPETITIVE SITUATIONS AND TRENDS 73
10.3.1 PRODUCT LAUNCHES 73
10.3.2 AGREEMENTS AND PARTNERSHIPS 74
10.3.3 EXPANSIONS 75

11 COMPANY PROFILES 76
(Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, and MnM View)*
11.1 KEY PLAYERS 76
11.1.1 QUALCOMM 76
11.1.2 APPLE 81
11.1.3 MEDIATEK 84
11.1.4 SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS 88
11.1.5 XIAOMI 90
11.1.6 HISILICON TECHNOLOGIES 91
11.1.7 SPREADTRUM COMMUNICATIONS 93
11.1.8 NXP SEMICONDUCTORS 95
11.1.9 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS 97
11.1.10 NVIDIA 99
11.2 OTHER COMPANIES 101
11.2.1 TOSHIBA 101
11.2.2 RENESAS ELECTRONICS 101
11.2.3 INGENIC SEMICONDUCTOR 102
11.2.4 LG ELECTRONICS 102
11.2.5 GARMIN 103
11.2.6 FOSSIL 103
11.2.7 LENOVO 104
11.2.8 OPPO ELECTRONICS 104
11.2.9 EMBITEL 105
11.2.10 NOKIA 105
*Details on Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, and MnM View might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.

12 APPENDIX 106
12.1 INSIGHTS OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS 106
12.2 DISCUSSION GUIDE 107
12.3 KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS' SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL 109
12.4 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 111
12.5 RELATED REPORTS 111
12.6 AUTHOR DETAILS 112

LIST OF TABLES
TABLE 1 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET, BY DEVICE TYPE, 2015-2023 (USD BILLION) 39
TABLE 2 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET FOR MOBILE PHONES, BY CORE TYPE, 2015-2023 (USD BILLION) 40
TABLE 3 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET FOR PC TABLETS AND E-READERS, BY CORE TYPE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 41
TABLE 4 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET FOR SMART WEARABLES, BY CORE TYPE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 41
TABLE 5 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET FOR AUTOMOTIVE ADAS AND INFOTAINMENT DEVICES, BY CORE TYPE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 43
TABLE 6 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET, BY CORE-TYPE, 2015-2023 (USD BILLION) 46
TABLE 7 OCTA-CORE APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET, BY DEVICE TYPE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 46
TABLE 8 HEXA-CORE APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET, BY DEVICE TYPE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 47
TABLE 9 QUAD-CORE APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET, BY DEVICE TYPE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 48
TABLE 10 DUAL-CORE APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET, BY DEVICE TYPE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 49
TABLE 11 SINGLE-CORE APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET, BY DEVICE TYPE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 50
TABLE 12 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET, BY INDUSTRY, 2015-2023 (USD BILLION) 53
TABLE 13 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET FOR CONSUMER ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 53
TABLE 14 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET FOR AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 55
TABLE 15 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD BILLION) 58
TABLE 16 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET IN NORTH AMERICA, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 60
TABLE 17 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET IN NORTH AMERICA, BY INDUSTRY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 60
TABLE 18 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET IN US, BY INDUSTRY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 61
TABLE 19 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKETIN CANADA, BY INDUSTRY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 61
TABLE 20 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET IN MEXICO, BY INDUSTRY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 62
TABLE 21 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET IN EUROPE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 64
TABLE 22 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET IN EUROPE, BY INDUSTRY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 64
TABLE 23 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET IN APAC, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 66
TABLE 24 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET IN APAC, BY INDUSTRY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 66
TABLE 25 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET IN CHINA, BY INDUSTRY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 67
TABLE 26 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET IN JAPAN, BY INDUSTRY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 68
TABLE 27 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET IN INDIA, BY INDUSTRY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 68
TABLE 28 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET IN SOUTH KOREA, BY INDUSTRY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 69
TABLE 29 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET IN VIETNAM, BY INDUSTRY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 69
TABLE 30 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET IN INDONESIA, BY INDUSTRY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 70
TABLE 31 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET IN REST OF APAC, BY INDUSTRY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 71
TABLE 32 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET IN ROW, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 71
TABLE 33 PRODUCT LAUNCHES, 2018 73
TABLE 34 AGREEMENTS AND PARTNERSHIPS, 2017-2018 74
TABLE 35 EXPANSIONS, 2017-2018 75

LIST OF FIGURES
FIGURE 1 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET SEGMENTATION 15
FIGURE 2 PROCESS FLOW: APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 17
FIGURE 3 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET: RESEARCH DESIGN 18
FIGURE 4 DATA TRIANGULATION 23
FIGURE 5 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET (2015-2023) 25
FIGURE 6 MOBILE PHONES TO DOMINATE APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET DURING FORECAST PERIOD 26
FIGURE 7 OCTA-CORE APPLICATION PROCESSORS TO HOLD LARGEST SIZE OF APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET THROUGHOUT FORCAST PERIOD 26
FIGURE 8 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET, BY INDUSTRY (2018 VS. 2023): CONSUMER ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY TO HOLD LARGER MARKET SHARE THAN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY THROUGHOUT FORECAST PERIOD 27
FIGURE 9 APAC ACCOUNTED FOR LARGEST SHARE OF APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET IN 2017 28
FIGURE 10 INCREASING DEMAND FOR APPLICATION PROCESSOR IN APAC DRIVING MARKET GROWTH 29
FIGURE 11 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET (BILLION UNITS) 29
FIGURE 12 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET FOR SMART WEARABLES TO GROW AT HIGHEST CAGR DURING FORECAST PERIOD 30
FIGURE 13 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY TO HOLD LARGEST SHARE OF APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET IN APAC BY 2023 30
FIGURE 14 DUAL-CORE APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET TO GROW AT HIGHEST CAGR FROM 2018 TO 2023 31
FIGURE 15 CHINA TO HOLD LARGEST SHARE OF APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET IN 2018 31
FIGURE 16 HIGH DEMAND FOR APPLICATION PROCESSORS FROM SMARTPHONE INDUSTRY DRIVES APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET 32
FIGURE 17 GLOBAL SMARTPHONE SHIPMENTS, 2014-2017 (BILLION UNITS) 33
FIGURE 18 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS: MAJOR VALUE ADDITION DURING APPLICATION PROCESSOR MANUFACTURING STAGE 36
FIGURE 19 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET, BY DEVICE TYPE 38
FIGURE 20 SMART WEARABLES SEGMENT TO WITNESS HIGHEST GROWTH IN APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET DURING FORECAST PERIOD 39
FIGURE 21 DUAL-CORE PROCESSORS TO HOLD LARGEST SHARE OF APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET FOR AUTOMOTIVE ADAS AND INFOTAINMENT DEVICES BY 2023 42
FIGURE 22 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET, BY CORE-TYPE 45
FIGURE 23 OCTA-CORE PROCESSORS TO HOLD LARGEST SHARE OF APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET BY 2023 45
FIGURE 24 MOBILE PHONES TO HOLD LARGEST SHARE OF DUAL-CORE APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET BY 2023 49
FIGURE 25 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET, BY INDUSTRY 52
FIGURE 26 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY TO HOLD LARGEST SHARE OF APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET BY 2023 52
FIGURE 27 APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET FOR AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY IN NORTH AMERICA TO WITNESS HIGHEST GROWTH DURING FORECAST PERIOD 54
FIGURE 28 GEOGRAPHIC SNAPSHOT (2018-2023): APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET IN INDIA TO WITNESS HIGHEST GROWTH DURING FORECAST PERIOD 57
FIGURE 29 SNAPSHOT OF APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET IN NORTH AMERICA 59
FIGURE 30 SNAPSHOT OF APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET IN EUROPE 63
FIGURE 31 SNAPSHOT OF APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET IN ASIA PACIFIC 65
FIGURE 32 MARKET RANKING OF KEY PLAYERS IN APPLICATION PROCESSOR MARKET, 2017 72
FIGURE 33 QUALCOMM: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 77
FIGURE 34 APPLE: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 81
FIGURE 35 MEDIATEK: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 84
FIGURE 36 SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 88
FIGURE 37 NXP SEMICONDUCTORS: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 95
FIGURE 38 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 97
FIGURE 39 NVIDIA: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 99