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- According to reports, MediaTek has expanded its lead over Qualcomm in smartphone SoC shipments.
- Counterpoint’s data for the second quarter of 2021 shows that it has 43% market share, while Qualcomm has 24%.
MediaTek made headlines earlier this year because the Taiwanese chip designer has a leading position in chip set shipments in 2020. now, Counterpoint research The results of processor shipments in the second quarter of 2021 have been announced, and it seems that MediaTek has reached a new level.
According to the tracking company, MediaTek gained 43% of the global smartphone SoC market in the second quarter of 2021. First quarter of 2021At the same time, chip giant Qualcomm has a market share of 24%, compared with 29% in the previous quarter.
Counterpoint pointed out that MediaTek’s growth is due to the company’s focus on low-end 5G chipsets and LTE SoC. According to reports, Qualcomm’s performance is more adversely affected by the industry-wide chip shortage and the decline in production.
However, the research company reported that Qualcomm’s share of the 5G baseband modem market is 55%, while MediaTek’s share is 30%. Both are higher than 29% and 11% a year ago.
MediaTek has traditionally performed well in mid-range and budget chipsets, but Qualcomm’s processors are usually the first choice of flagship major brands. This seems to be the next goal of the Taiwanese company because it told reporters earlier this year that it will provide flagship processors that “push the limits of technology.”
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