MediaTek Narrows Gap with Qualcomm to 2% in US Android Smartphone SoC Market

MediaTek recorded its highest ever share (45%) of the US Android smartphone sales in April 2022. Qualcomm remained the top-selling Android SoC maker in the US smartphone market with a 47% share. Los Angeles, Denver, Buenos Aires, Toronto, Montreal, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul – June 9, 2022 Qualcomm led all Android SoC makers with a 47% share of US smartphone sales in…

Qualcomm Captures 44% of the Smartphone AP/SoC and Baseband Revenues in Q1 2022

New Delhi, London, Hong Kong, Beijing, San Diego, Denver, Seoul, Buenos Aires – June 7, 2022 Driven by the global premium and mid-tier 5G portfolio, global smartphone AP (Application Processor)/SoC (System on Chip) chipset and baseband revenues grew 23% YoY in Q1 2022, according to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Foundry and AP/SoC service. In Q1 2022, 5G AP/SoC and baseband revenues…

Qualcomm’s Premium Portfolio Leads Record Revenues in Handsets

After some big gains in 2021, the semiconductor space has seen volatility recently thanks to war, inflation, growing inventory in some segments and shortages in others. However, Qualcomm had a very strong Q1 2022, its third consecutive quarter to see record revenues, including in its handset segment. All business units grew between 28% and 61%. Qualcomm’s strategy to diversify from being a…

Qualcomm’s latest offerings to fire-up robot ecosystem

With advances in technology, the use, and role of robots is rapidly increasing. Robots are being deployed across both, the industrial and service segments. To take advantage of this burgeoning market opportunity, Qualcomm unveiled its newest solution for robots, drones and delivery robots with integrated 5G support that offers more productive, intelligent, and advanced machines to improve…

Qualcomm Dominates Premium Android Smartphone Chip Market in Q1 2022

Both Qualcomm and MediaTek posted healthy growth in Q1 2022. MediaTek recorded an impressive set of numbers for the quarter with revenues growing 32% YoY and 10.2% QoQ to reach $4.8 billion. Qualcomm saw its third consecutive quarterly record revenue in Q1 2022 at $11.6 billion. Its business units recorded annual growth of between 28% and 61%. MediaTek led the Android smartphone SoC market in…

How Qualcomm Views Opportunity at the Edge

Leaders from across a diverse range of industries assembled in San Diego this week to attend Qualcomm’s 5G Summit and discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by 5G technology. Sessions on the first day covered a range of topics, including announcements from Qualcomm president and CEO Cristiano Amon regarding the company’s plans to power the intelligent connected edge, how 5G can enable…

Qualcomm Bolsters Automotive Presence with One More Deal

Qualcomm has inked a deal with Stellantis, the world’s fourth-largest automaker.  Stellantis controls a large number of iconic brands including Fiat, Jeep, Peugeot, Chrysler and Maserati. Stellantis will power its new vehicles with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Digital Chassis, which Qualcomm introduced during the IAA Mobility show in 2021. Snapdragon Digital Chassis, with its modular approach, enables…

Qualcomm Announcements Keep Coming

Qualcomm announcements continue at a rapid pace. The company believes its one technology roadmap will expand its total available market seven-fold – from a $100 billion TAM to a $700 billion TAM. There has been a stream of announcements this year at CES, MWC, and beyond as the company continues to hammer its theme of a company that is transitioning beyond smartphones. Most of the key…

Qualcomm Retains Top Position in Global Cellular IoT Chipset Market in Q4 2021

Qualcomm, UNISOC and ASR  were the top three cellular IoT chipset vendors in Q4 2021. NB-IoT contributed to almost a third of the cellular IoT chipset shipments during the quarter. Smart meter, POS, router/CPE, industrial and automotive were the top five applications in Q4 2021. New Delhi, San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul – April 12, 2022 Global cellular IoT…

Qualcomm FastConnect 7800: Introducing Wi-Fi 7 to Power Multi Gigabit, Low-Latency Metaverse & Computing Experiences

It took less than three years for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) one of the latest generation Wi-Fi technologies to go mainstream across smartphones, tablets, PCs, routers, and gateways. The pandemic has been a catalyst to drive even stronger demand for Wi-Fi 6 which saw rapid adoption despite chipset supply crunch being an inhibitor. Billions of devices across infrastructure and personal use are now Wi-Fi…

Android Smartphone SoC Market: MediaTek Leads in Low-Mid Tiers, Qualcomm in Upper

The global Android smartphone AP (Application Processor)/SoC (System on Chip) sales grew 3.6% YoY in 2021, according to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Global Handset Model Sales Tracker. MediaTek led the Android smartphone SoC market in 2021 with a 46% share, followed by Qualcomm with 35%. Most of the market share growth for MediaTek in 2021 came from the low-mid tier wholesale price…

Qualcomm Gains Share in Smartphone AP/SoC Shipments in Q4 2021; MediaTek Continues to Lead

Qualcomm’s share reached 30% driven by the premium tier. UNISOC had a strong Q4 with its share reaching 11%. Qualcomm led the 5G baseband market with a 76% share. Seoul, Taipei, Beijing, New Delhi, London, Boston, Toronto, Hong Kong – February 24, 2022 The global smartphone AP (Application Processor)/SoC (System on Chip) chipset shipments grew 5% YoY in Q4 2021, according to the latest…

Despite Global Component Shortages, Qualcomm Dec Quarter Revenues Hit New High of $10.7 Billion

Qualcomm recorded a very strong December quarter with revenues of $10.7 billion, an increase of 30% YoY. The company had a record QCT quarter despite component shortages and foundry capacity not being able to keep up with demand. Qualcomm was able to prioritize high-end Snapdragon sales, which come with higher profitability and less impact from shortages than mid- and low-end mobile handsets. The…

Qualcomm in Driver’s Seat To Shape The Future of Mobility

While most companies pulled out of physically attending CES 2022, Qualcomm executives and team made it in person for a series of key announcements highlighting Qualcomm's diversifying business across every vertical. In his keynote, Qualcomm's CEO Cristiano Amon announced new offerings, partnerships, customer wins and traction in four key new categories: ARM-based PCs, namely Snapdragon on…

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3, 7c+ Gen 3 Compute Platforms Bring Advanced & Meaningful Capabilities to Catalyze Windows 11 on ARM laptop market

After announcing the flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC for smartphones on Day 1 at the Snapdragon Tech Summit 2021, Qualcomm on Day 2, has announced the next-gen mobile compute platforms for Windows 11 laptops. First is the Snapdragon 7c+ Gen 3 platform designed for entry-level laptops. The second is a more powerful and premium Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3, which is also the world’s first 5nm compute…

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC Promises to Unlock Faster 5G, Cutting-edge Camera, High-quality Audio Experiences

After hosting an online-only Snapdragon Tech Summit in 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Qualcomm is back with a physical event this year. The Snapdragon Tech Summit 2021 event is being held in Kona, Hawaii. On Wednesday, Qualcomm announced its next-generation SoC that will be powering premium smartphones in 2022 (potentially an OEM or two in 2021). Qualcomm is changing the naming system with…

Multi-sourcing, prioritizing premium helps Qualcomm exceed market expectations

Qualcomm ended the fiscal year with a huge bang, growing yearly revenues by 43% despite the global shortage of semiconductor components and continued global COVID-19 infection waves. The key to Qualcomm’s revenue growth was its ability to dual and triple source manufacturing of key components, namely its Snapdragon 800 series SoC’s and its premium 5G modem. Besides 21% growth within…

Qualcomm Diversification Strategy is Working

New Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon held his first earnings conference call with a great first quarter at the helm. Qualcomm is best known for its Snapdragon mobile phone chips. However, the quarter’s highlight was the growth of other divisions — RF front-end, automotive and IoT. These three divisions are expected to deliver $10 billion in revenue during 2021 and grow over 80% YoY, which is 1.6 times…