Taiwan’s MediaTek replaces Qualcomm as top smartphone chip supplier in Q3

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/12/27
By:  Central News Agency

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Taiwan-based integrated circuit designer MediaTek Inc. beat its American rival Qualcomm Inc. to become the largest smartphone chip supplier worldwide in the third quarter of this year, according to Counterpoint Technology Market Research.

The Hong Kong-headquartered market information advisory firm said that MediaTek took a 31 percent share of the global smartphone chip market in the July-September period, topping Qualcomm's 29 percent.

MediaTek's third-quarter market share grew 5 percentage points from a year earlier, helping the Taiwanese firm to rise one notch in the ranking, while Qualcomm's share fell 2 percentage points from a year earlier, Counterpoint said.

However, it went on, Qualcomm took a 39 percent share in the global 5G smartphone chip market and served as the largest 5G chip supplier in the third quarter.    [FULL  STORY]

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