Nvidia Tegra 4 is six times faster than Tegra 3 and Current Tablet and Smartphone Processor market share

NVIDIA today introduced NVIDIA® Tegra® 4, the world’s fastest mobile processor, with record-setting performance and battery life to flawlessly power smartphones and tablets, gaming devices, auto infotainment and navigation systems, and PCs.

Tegra 4 offers exceptional graphics processing, with lightning-fast web browsing, stunning visuals and new camera capabilities through computational photography.

Previously codenamed “Wayne,” Tegra 4 features 72 custom NVIDIA GeForce™ GPU cores — or six times the GPU horsepower of Tegra 3 — which deliver more realistic gaming experiences and higher resolution displays. It includes the first quad-core application of ARM’s most advanced CPU core, the Cortex-A15, which delivers 2.6x faster web browsing and breakthrough performance for apps.

Tegra 4 also enables worldwide 4G LTE voice and data support through an optional chipset, the fifth-generation NVIDIA Icera® i500 processor. More efficient and 40 percent the size of conventional modems, i500 delivers four times the processing capability of its predecessor.

Current Tablet and Smartphone processor market share

EEtimes – Revenue for mobile applications processors grew at a whopping 77 percent for tablets and 58 percent for smartphones in the third quarter of 2012, according to reports from Strategy Analytics.

Nvidia held its lead in non-iPad tablets, taking a third of the sector and 17 percent of the overall tablet processor market. Apple still dominates with its A-series chips in 53 percent of all tablets, given the iPad’s success.

Qualcomm took 42 percent of the $3.8 billion market for mobile processors in smartphones in the third quarter, Strategy Analytics estimated. Samsung took second place at 27 percent thanks to the use of its Exynos chip in its Galaxy S III and Note II handsets.

Mediatek ranked third with 12 percent share, followed by Broadcom and ST-Ericsson in the report that tracked 16 chip vendors.

Nvidia’s share of the smartphone sector remained flat, the company reported. However it is expected to make gains as it rolls integrated LTE basebands into its SoC later in 2013, it said.

Among other rising stars, China’s Spreadtrum grabbed 1.7 percent share in the quarter with strength particularly in China’s TD-SCDMA standard. Intel eked out a 0.2 percent share as it gained design wins for its Atom-based SoC.

SOURCES – Nvidia, EETimes

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