By: Jackson Chang and Frances Huang
Taipei, Nov. 14 (CNA) MediaTek Inc. (聯發科), Taiwan’s leading integrated circuit designer, is
expected to see its position in the world’s IC industry fall in 2015 from a year earlier in terms of sales, in the wake of slowing global demand for smartphones, according to market information advisory IC Insights.
Citing a forecast, IC Insights said that sales posted by MediaTek for 2015 are expected to fall about 8 percent from a year earlier to US$6.5 billion, and its position in the world rankings could fall one notch from a year earlier to 13th.
Smartphone chips serve as the major sales source for MediaTek, accounting for about 60 percent of the IC designer’s total revenue. [FULL STORY]