The smartphone market is growing fast; in 2016 it is expected to reach over 700 million units per annum. Smartphones are becoming increasingly sophisticated, with more functionality, improved performance and new applications, which is driving the need for higher performance applications processors. This study forecasts the market growth of multi-core processors in smartphones. It provides forecasts for ARM vs. x86 vs. MIPS cores and standalone vs. integrated solutions. It also profiles and provides SWOT analyses for all major suppliers.