The brain of any computer , Smartphone and tablet is a microprocessor. It controls the logic of almost all digital systems or electronic devices. When working together , the multiple microprocessors are the hearts of super-computers, communications products, data centers and other digital devices. We cannot imagine a life without microprocessor as they have become so much integrated in our daily life. Microprocessors have become more powerful and faster increasingly smaller and affordable. Modern microprocessors can perform extremely complex or sophisticated operations in every field taking less space and delivering superior performance. The first microprocessor was the Intel 4004 introduced in 1971 which was not very powerful. The primary use was to perform simple mathematical operations in calculator.
Now with the advancement in technology the traditional chips from Intel and AMD, found in servers and desktop PCs as well as mobile System-on-a-Chip (SoC) found in Smartphone and tablets. The big names include Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung, NVIDIA. The sales of microprocessor used in Smartphones and tablets are increasing . Based on a report for Q2 2012 and 2013 there is 38 percent growth in Smartphone processor from 147.9 million to 204.2 million units while that of tablet rose to 53.5 million from 38.3 million which is 40 percent growth. The overall CPU market is so healthy because of Smartphones and tablets. The new mobile platforms have picked up share in market which is the driving force of the microprocessor industry rather than traditional growth. The vendors like Allwinner and Rockchip of Chinese processor benefited from tablet shipments. The rise of low cost devices boosted the shipment. They played a significant role in the tablet market of which Hewlett-Packard and Lenovo are key customers.
The Atom processor of Intel in other very low power and new SoCs to take the company to the next level . Atom chips will be used in tablets, PCs, and Smartphones – virtually all the main force in the processor market. With the latest technology chip-maker is focusing on computing and graphics processing performance as well as power efficient . Over the next five years shipments of tablets and Smartphones will grow enormously. This growth can even prove historic in the long run.