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Mediatek Will Beat Qualcomm In 2021; New Chinese Chipset Firm Can Disrupt The Market

When it comes to the global smartphone AP (Application Processor)/SoC (System on Chip) chipset market, Mediatek is the leader with predictions of capturing 37% of market share in 2021. It benefits in the first half of this year from its rival Qualcomm, coming in 2nd at 31%, which is facing a supply shortage of RFICs (radio-frequency integrated circuits) from Samsung’s texas facility ravaged by disruptive winter storms. Another factor is the smaller output of 5nm wafers which Mediatek does not use which is another disadvantage for Qualcomm. It has also benefited from the American sanctions on Huawei phones which run on its HiSilicon unit. Some of the biggest Android smartphone makers in the world are Mediatek’s customers which when combined account for 35% of worldwide smartphone shipments. These vendors include Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo. Mediatek is currently Taiwan’s 2nd biggest company with a market value of $62 billion.........Read more