MediaTek still beats Qualcomm in chipset distribution

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At a time when the shortage of semiconductors is likely to become the main problem of the technology, the chipmakers continue to keep expectations high in any case. And the new report shows how MediaTek withstood the impact while remaining in command in the chipset distribution surpassing Qualcomm, Apple and Samsung in the 2021.

MediaTek: the secret of success in chipset distribution comes from the mid-top range

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Source: Counterpoint

According to the report by Counterpoint, MediaTek currently holds 37% of the chipset market, surpassing Qualcomm once again which stopped at 31%. Less important numbers are found in Apple (16% but growing), Samsung (8%, down) and HiSlicon, now reduced to 2%. But what prompted the Taiwanese chipmaker and his products? If we look at which smartphones the latest are installed Dimensions, but not only that, we find devices of the caliber of Redmi K40 Games, Realm GT Neo, but also many top-mid ranges vivo, OPPO and Honor.

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In short, the large and small mid-range has undoubtedly rewarded the quality of the 5G of MediaTek, but it is not enough to make it the main producer in relation to the new connectivity. In fact, for the 5G chipsets in front of us there is still Qualcomm, which never as in this period is pushing a lot with interesting solutions such as Snapdragon 870 e 768G, more than with the top-of-the-range 888. Much of this work is also the work of Samsung, which this year has become a manufacturer of Qualcomm's SoCs with the EUV process. Second in this specific ranking is Apple.

In short, MediaTek is increasingly leaving behind its "problematic" past with chipsets and is increasingly facing a quality context that is rewarding it like never before.

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