There are no less than 10 famous CPU instruction sets in the world. X86 and ARM are the ones that people usually contact the most. The former dominates high-performance fields such as desktops, notebooks, and servers. ARM is used in smart phones, smart wearables, and embedded devices. Everywhere.
According to data released by ARM, its partners shipped 6.4 billion ARM chips in the Q4 quarter of 2019, of which 4.2 billion chips were of the Cortex-M series, which is aimed at the low-power embedded market, which accounted for About 66% of the share, the rest are various Cortex-A, Coretx-R, security chips, etc.
As for the familiar Cortex-A series, this is ARM’s high-performance products, but the total amount is not the largest, because the global shipments of smartphones, tablets and other devices combined are only about 2 billion. The quarter is up to 500 million, which accounts for only 10% of shipments.
If you consider the top Cortex-A77 core, the ratio may be even smaller. At present, there are only a few processors in the world such as Snapdragon 865, Dimensity 1000, Exynos 990, Exnos 980 and so on. A77 core is estimated. Market share has no statistical significance.
According to ARM’s data, from 1991 to the present, ARM has shipped more than 160 billion ARM chips, of which shipments exceeded 100 billion for the first time in 26 years from 1991 to 2017.
But from 2017 to the present, ARM has shipped faster, with more than 60 billion ARM chips shipped in three years, an average of more than 22 billion per year.