The global tablet applications processor (AP) market declined 38 percent Y-o-Y to reach USD 828 million in Q3 2015, according to Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies.

This research estimates Apple, MediaTek, Qualcomm, Intel, and Samsung LSI captured the top five revenue share rankings in the tablet AP market in Q3 2015. Apple led the tablet AP market with 37 percent revenue share, followed by MediaTek with 17 percent revenue share and Qualcomm with 16 percent revenue share.

According to Sravan Kundojjala, associate director of the Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies Service, "The tablet AP market's declining trend continued in Q3 2015. Except for MediaTek, almost all major tablet AP vendors registered negative growth in Q3 2015. MediaTek overtook Intel to capture the top spot in non-iPad tablets in Q3 2015. The tablet AP market, an extension of smartphone AP supply chain, took a hit in recent quarters, thanks to long replacement cycles and high concentration of low-cost players. A potential consolidation in the supplier base could help."

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