Counterpoint: Mediatek will keep top spot in chip market for 2021

Chipset manufacturers such as Mediatek and Qualcomm will continue to dominate the market, predicted Counterpoint Research in its latest analysis. The company has calculated that Mediatek will have acquired 37% of the global chip market, but Qualcomm will remain a close leader in the 5G segment.

Global smartphone SoC market share

Expectations for the calendar 2021 are that Mediatek will gain an advantage over Qualcomm due to the supply constraints around RFICs (radio-frequency integrated circuits) from Samsung’s factory in Austin, Texas. There’s also a generally smaller yield of 5 nm…

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