Applications Processors - Cores and 32-bit vs 64-bit

This new, unique research provides a step-by-step analysis of the future migration of mobile processing to 64-bit environment. The study examines opportunities and challenges facing different implementations across different processing architectures and versions, including ARM, x86, and MIPS, along with use cases over various OS platforms including iOS, Android, and Microsoft Windows. A special focus is dedicated to strategies and market positioning of various chipset suppliers and ecosystem owners.

ABI Research uses a number of key technology metrics and business indicators to forecast the market for 64-bit processing across different segments of the market, including smartphones by OS and media tablets by OS.

Table of Contents

  • 1. 64-BIT MOBILE PROCESSORS
    • 1.1. What a 64-bit Mobile Application Processor Is
    • 1.2. 64-bit versus 32-bit Architecture in the Mobile Market
    • 1.3. 64-bit versus 32-bit: Pros and Cons
  • 2. 64-BIT PROCESSING: ARM VERSUS X86 IMPLEMENTATIONS
    • 2.1. Technology Analysis
    • 2.2. Forecasts for Various Mobile 64-bit Architectures
  • 3. 64-BIT SOFTWARE, DRIVERS, EVOLUTION, AND CHALLENGES
    • 3.1. Key Drivers
    • 3.2. Evolution and Challenges
      • 3.2.1. iOS
      • 3.2.2. Android OS
      • 3.2.3. Microsoft Windows
      • 3.2.4. Other OSes
  • 4. 64-BIT PROCESSOR VENDORS
    • 4.1. Key Captive Silicon Vendors (Not Selling into the Market)
      • 4.1.1. Apple A7
      • 4.1.2. Huawei Hisilicon
      • 4.1.3. Samsung Exynos
    • 4.2. Key Chipset Vendors
      • 4.2.1. Intel Corporation
      • 4.2.2. Marvell Semiconductor
      • 4.2.3. MediaTek
      • 4.2.4. NVIDIA
      • 4.2.5. Qualcomm
  • 5. CONCLUSIONS

Tables

  1. Global Smartphone Application Processor Shipments
  2. Global Tablet Application Processor Shipments
  3. Total Mobile Application Processor Shipments, 64-bit versus 32-bit Architecture, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  4. Mobile 64-bit Processor Shipments, ARM versus x86 versus MIPS, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  5. Shipments of Apple 64-bit Mobile Chips, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  6. Shipments of Android 64-bit Mobile Chips, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  7. Shipments of Microsoft Windows 64-bit Mobile Chips, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  8. Shipments of 64-bit Mobile Chips with Other OSes, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  9. Early 64-bit Chips by Vendor and by Compliant OS

Charts

  1. Global Mobile Application Processor Shipments, 64-bit versus 32-bit Architecture, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  2. Mobile 64-bit Processor Shipments, MIPS versus x86 versus ARM, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  3. Shipments of Apple 64-bit Mobile Chips, 32-bit versus 64-bit, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  4. Shipments of Android 64-bit Mobile Chips, 32-bit versus 64-bit, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  5. Shipments of Microsoft Windows 64-bit Mobile Chips, 32-bit versus 64-bit, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  6. Shipments of 64-bit Mobile Chips with Other OSes, Forecast: 2012 to 2018

Figures

  1. Global Android Version Distribution, 2009 to 2013