AR/VR Chip Market Size & Share, by Chip Type (Processor IC, User Interface IC, Power Management IC); Device Type; End-user - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

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  • Published Date: Jun 21, 2024
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024-2036

AR/VR Chip Market size was valued at USD 5 Billion in 2023 and is poised to reach USD 83 Billion by the end of 2036, registering around 25% CAGR during the forecast period i.e., between 2024-2036. In the year 2024, the industry size of AR/VR chip is assessed at USD 6.2 Billion.

The AR/VR chip market is led by the increasing demand for gaming experiences proliferation of augmented reality and virtual reality applications. According to the International Trade Administration, sales have increased as a result of the pandemic; in the United States, consumer spending on video games and subscription services has increased by a record 31%. The income generated by mobile gaming increased by 13.3% in 2020 to USD 77.2 billion.

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AR/VR Chip Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Growing adoption across various industries – Numerous industries, including civil aviation, defense & security, healthcare, digital manufacturing, education, and entertainment, heavily rely on augmented and virtual reality solutions. It is anticipated that leading companies in the augmented and virtual reality space will focus on launching sector-specific products to increase their visibility in various sectors, including transportation, mining, and oil & gas.

    The industries of business, education, healthcare, and entertainment are where AR/VR technology is becoming increasingly popular. The AR/VR chip market is predicted to develop as specialized chips become more in demand due to the expanding applications of AR and VR across many industries.
  • Increased integration of AI in AR/VR technologies – The advancement of AR and VR technology has been greatly aided by the development of artificial intelligence (AI). In AR and VR devices, AI algorithms are employed to enhance the precision and velocity of tracking, rendering, and processing. For instance, in 2023, In addition to introducing several new products, including the new Meta X Ray-Ban smart glasses, the next version of Meta Quest, and AI assistants for WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram, Meta has also revealed its intentions to integrate AI with AR and VR.

    More accurate and lifelike virtual environments have been created as a result of the application of AI in AR and VR devices. For more immersive analytics, user movements are tracked and analyzed by AI systems. As a result, the integration of AI has enhanced the experience of AR/VR technologies which is contributing to the increasing demand in AR/VR chips market.
  • Surge in the demand for AR/VR technologies in smartphones – The growing usage of smartphones has augmented the AR/VR chips market. According to the World Economic Forum, in 2022, there were more than 8.58 billion active mobile subscribers globally, out of a total population of 7.95 billion. AR/VR chips embedded in smartphones enable very realistic virtual and augmented reality game experiences where the user interacts with his/her surroundings. More than ever, businesses are utilizing mobile augmented reality, particularly for activities like product visualization, training, and remote assistance.


  • Lack of Awareness in Developing Nations Developing nations, particularly those in Africa, lack the technological know-how and infrastructure to utilize augmented and virtual reality technologies. Still, they are unable to proceed due to insufficient infrastructure. In some countries, the cost of the equipment is still prohibitive, which deters people from using the technology and limits market growth.
  • Paucity of Investments in R&D Activities Because technology is advancing so quickly, companies need to make R&D investments to stay ahead of the competition and produce cutting-edge AR/VR chip solutions. On the other hand, certain companies' underfunding of research and development could limit the advancement of innovative AR/VR chips and limit the market's potential for growth.

AR/VR Chip Market: Key Insights

Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2023)

USD 5 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2036)

USD 83 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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AR/VR Chip Segmentation

Chip Type (Processor ICs, User Interface ICs, Power Management IC)

Processor ICs segment in the AR/VR chip market is set to observe more than 24% growth through 2036. The segment growth can be attributed to the advanced features provided by these circuits. Processor-integrated circuits are typically less expensive and energy-intensive than microprocessors. They are used in autonomously operating goods and devices such as embedded systems, medical devices implanted in the body, remote controls, smart appliances, and automotive engine control systems.

Additionally, processor-integrated circuits (ICs) are essential for data processing and perform intricate calculations to guarantee seamless AR and VR experiences. By converting inputs into commands, user interface integrated circuits (ICs) allow users and AR/VR devices to communicate seamlessly.

 Furthermore, smaller microcontrollers translate into cheaper system expenses. Because all the necessary parts—memory, a central processing unit (CPU), and input/output peripherals—can be found on a single chip, cutting prices and boosting efficiency, the market is booming globally.

Device Type (Head-mounted Display, Head-up Display, Handheld Device, Gesture Tracking Device, Projector and Display Wall)

Head-mounted display segment in the AR/VR chip market is poised to exceed USD 7 Billion by 2024. The segment growth can be credited to the growing adoption of head-mounted displays in military use. Also, consumers now prioritize devices that are not only comfortable but easy to carry. Therefore, the rising demand for lightweight and portable devices is influencing the growth of the segment.

Head-mounted display (HMD) augmented reality (AR) has gained more and more interest in manufacturing activities, as it enables operators to obtain visual assistance in front of their view directly while freeing human’s two hands. According to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, after declining by 4.2% in 2020 due to the pandemic, global manufacturing production climbed by 9.4% in 2021. Therefore, the growth in manufacturing output is boosting the head-mounted display segment growth.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:

          Chip Type

  • Processor ICs
  • User Interface ICs
  • Power Management IC

         Device Type

  • Head-mounted Display
  • Head-up Display
  • Handheld Device
  • Gesture Tracking Device
  • Projector and Display Wall


  • Gaming
  • Entertainment & Media
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Healthcare

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AR/VR Chip Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Statistics

By 2036, Asia Pacific AR/VR chip market is anticipated to exceed USD 36 Billion. The market growth in the region is also expected on account of the growing use of virtual reality technology for consumer online learning, medical care, and training. Furthermore, it is noteworthy that countries such as India are poised to implement novel technologies across many industries, implying that the market in the Asia Pacific region will expand at a faster pace during the forecast year. The adoption of contemporary technology by numerous industries, including government, digital logistics, residential and commercial, and transportation, has led to the region's growth.

China's economy is among the fastest-growing in the world. There are a lot of ongoing projects in the nation, particularly VR projects. According to the Ministry of Commerce, People’s Republic of China, in 2022 a strategy was accelerated for the VR industry's growth, to increase its value to more than USD 49.4 billion by 2026. China has been emphasizing more and more the transition of its economy from one centered on manufacturing to one centered on innovation.

The manufacturing industry has been a major source of dependence for South Korea. With significant investments in technology, South Korea is seeing exciting developments in the AR and VR chip industry. It has created an AR supermarket chain that operates on metro platforms. According to the World Economic Forum, Seoul, the dynamic metropolis of South Korea, has introduced the world's first urban metaverse app, marking a groundbreaking move into the digital sphere. With Phase 2 beginning in 2024 and Phase 3 beginning in 2026, the city has committed USD 180 million to building its metaverse infrastructure. Phase 2 will connect local firms with foreign investors, and Phase 3 will incorporate augmented and virtual reality into the city's everyday operations.

North America Market Analysis

North America AR/VR chip market is set to hold revenue share of over 26% by the end of 2036, owing to the increasing demand for consumer electronic devices in the region. Users can use a digital platform to explore the game world with AR and VR. AR/VR chip use in consumer electronics devices is increasing due to the fiercely competitive consumer electronics sector, where manufacturers prioritize updating their products like laptops, cellphones, and digital recorders. Furthermore, to keep up with this trend, big companies like Sony, Apple, Samsung, Panasonic, and Google, among others, implement cutting-edge augmented technologies.

The growing demand for head mounted displays in the military and defense sectors is propelling the market growth of the market in the US. Also, the growing need for lightweight helmets is also fueling the market demand in the region. For instance, in April 2024, a leading provider of smart glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, Vuzix Corporation announced it had received new additional orders from two aerospace and defense firms to further develop and deliver waveguide-based display solutions in 2024.

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Companies Dominating the AR/VR Chip Landscape


    The AR/VR Chip market is dominated by significant competitors that are expanding through mergers and acquisitions.

    • Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Honeywell International Inc.
    • NVIDIA Corporation
    • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    • Broadcom Inc.
    • Meta Platforms Inc.
    • Microsoft Corporation
    • Intel Corporation
    • International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

In the News

  • Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced the Snapdragon® XR2+ Gen 2 Platform, a single-chip architecture that enables 4.3K spatial computing at 90 frames per second for stunning visual clarity in both work and play. Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 2 devices, which support 12 or more concurrent cameras and sophisticated on-device AI, can effortlessly track the user, their movements, and the world around them, allowing for seamless navigation and unmatched experiences that combine physical and digital spaces.
  • Honeywell launched the Honeywell 360 Display, a head-mounted display that greatly improves situational awareness for military vehicle operators operating in hazardous environments with limited vision. The Honeywell 360 Display simulates natural vision by providing a high-resolution, ultra-low-latency image of what is going on around the car, allowing drivers to safely navigate past possible hazards.

Author Credits:  Abhishek Verma

  • Report ID: 6253
  • Published Date: Jun 21, 2024
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

In the year 2023, the industry size of AR/VR chip was over USD 5 billion.

The market size for AR/VR chip is projected to cross USD 83 billion by the end of 2036 expanding at a CAGR of 25% during the forecast period i.e., between 2024-2036.

The major players in the market are Qualcomm Technologies Inc., Honeywell International Inc., MEDIATEK INC., NVIDIA Corporation, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Broadcom Inc., Meta Platforms Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Intel Corporation, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), and others.

The processor ICs segment is anticipated to garner a CAGR of 24% during 2024-2036.

The Asia Pacific AR/VR chip sector is poised to hold a revenue of 36 billion by the end of 2036.
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