Infographic: Global Foundry Revenue Share | Q2 2023

Foundry Companies’ Share by Revenue
TSMC maintained its leadership in the foundry market with a stable 59% market share in Q2 2023. In contrast, Samsung Foundry’s market share dipped by nearly 1% to 11%, primarily due to ongoing smartphone inventory adjustments and the loss of smartphone AP SoC orders from a US client. On the other hand, UMC saw an increase in market share, driven by the continued strength of DDICs and automotive applications in Q2 2023.

Foundry Industry Share by Technology Node
In Q2 2023, the 5/4nm segment continued to dominate the market, holding a significant 21% market share. This strength was driven by robust demand, particularly in the field of AI, with key customers like Nvidia and Broadcom fueling this momentum. In contrast, the 7/6nm segment experienced weakness due to a slower-than-expected recovery in the smartphone market. On the other hand, the 28/22nm segment remained robust, as demand for primary applications, including DDIC and automotive-related applications, remained strong throughout Q2 2023.

Number of Pages: 1

Published Date: September 2023

Infographic: Global Smartphone AP Market Share | Q2 2023

Global Smartphone AP Share by Shipments
MediaTek dominated the smartphone SoC market with a share of 30% in Q2 2023. MediaTek’s shipments slightly increased in Q2 2023 as the inventory levels came down and the competition is growing in the entry level 5G. New smartphone launches in the low and mid-end segments have increased the shipments in Dimensity 6000, Dimensity 7000 series. Qualcomm captured a 29% share in the quarter. Qualcomm shipments increased by 14.5% sequentially in Q2 2023 due to the high shipment for flagship chipset Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Also, Key design wins for the Snapdragon 600 and 400 series have also contributed to the growth of Qualcomm’s shipment in Q2 2023.

Global Smartphone AP Share by Revenue
Qualcomm dominated the AP market in Q2 2023 with a 40% revenue share. This growth is coming from the premium segment due to the adoption of snapdragon 8 gen 2 in Samsung flagship smartphones and Chinese OEMs. The launch of the Samsung Flip and Fold series has also contributed to this growth. Apple had a 33% share in the AP SoC market in Q2 2023 in terms of revenue. Apple’s share declined by 24% QoQ due to seasonality. The iPhone Pro series is doing better. MediaTek captured the third position with a share of 16% in the total global smartphone AP/SoC revenues. MediaTek revenue remained flat in Q2 2023 due to the weak demand and slow China market.

Number of Pages: 1

Published Date: September 2023

Infographic: Semiconductors Top 7 in Q2 2023


Intel maintained #1 place in Q2 2023 amid memory market slow down, which dragged down major memory players performance such as Samsung, SK Hynix and Micron. In addition, Nvidia took over the second place from Samsung due to the revenue booming on its data center business supported by strong AI server demand. Nvidia expects to see another wave of revenue growth in the upcoming quarter which could make its revenue expand again. Qualcomm’s revenue was capped by looming handset revenue and thus ranked #4 in the quarter. Broadcom and AMD’s revenues were relative resilient amid demand uncertainty.

Number of Pages: 1

Published Date: September 2023

Smartphone Replacement Cycle Forecast 2023-2027


The smartphone replacement cycle has become longer due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Russia-Ukraine war and the subsequent rise in energy prices, and macro headwinds in recent years. On top of these, there is the continuing trend of many users being content with their existing devices as new devices are not drastically different than the previous ones in terms of the experience they offer. As a result, the global smartphone replacement cycle recorded a high in 2022. This report provides the smartphone replacement cycle forecast by region and brand for 2023-2027.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Key Takeaways
  • Smartphone Replacement Cycle by Region
  • Smartphone Replacement Cycle by Brand
  • Definitions

Published Date: August 2023

Semi Intelligence Tracker – July 2023


The Semiconductor Intelligence Tracker gives the Counterpoint perspective on a curated collection of recent news and other articles that have made an impact on the Semiconductor ecosystem (Foundry Equipment Manufacturers, Foundry, Compute, Memory, Cloud, PC and Data Center companies). It gives readers an idea of the current state of affairs in the sector and potential ramifications, helping connect the dots.

Companies Covered: TSMC, ASML, LAM Research, SMIC, UMC, ARM, Intel, AMD, Nvidia, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Qualcomm, MediaTek, Samsung

Table of Contents:

  • Foundry Ecosystem
  • Chipsets Ecosystem
  • Research Snapshot of the Month
  • Other Important Developments
  • Contacts

Number of Pages: 16

Published Date: July 2023

CHIPS Act Part II: The National Semiconductor Technology Center and National Advanced Packaging and Manufacturing Program


This report examines the role of the National Semiconductor Technology Center and the National Advanced Packaging and Manufacturing Program, both of which were authorized by the Chips Act. The goals, opportunities, and shortcomings of each program are evaluated and further actions are considered.

Table of Contents: 

  • Introduction
    • CHIPS and Science Act
  • National Semiconductor Technology Center
    • What it is
    • Who benefits
  • National Advanced Packaging Manufacturing Program
    • What it is
    • Packaging trends
    • Packaging chokepoints
  • Potential future policies

Number of Pages: 20

Publication Date: July 2023

Term of Use and Privacy Policy

Counterpoint Technology Market Research Limited


In order to access Counterpoint Technology Market Research Limited (Company or We hereafter) Web sites, you may be asked to complete a registration form. You are required to provide contact information which is used to enhance the user experience and determine whether you are a paid subscriber or not.
Personal Information When you register on we ask you for personal information. We use this information to provide you with the best advice and highest-quality service as well as with offers that we think are relevant to you. We may also contact you regarding a Web site problem or other customer service-related issues. We do not sell, share or rent personal information about you collected on Company Web sites.

How to unsubscribe and Termination

You may request to terminate your account or unsubscribe to any email subscriptions or mailing lists at any time. In accessing and using this Website, User agrees to comply with all applicable laws and agrees not to take any action that would compromise the security or viability of this Website. The Company may terminate User’s access to this Website at any time for any reason. The terms hereunder regarding Accuracy of Information and Third Party Rights shall survive termination.

Website Content and Copyright

This Website is the property of Counterpoint and is protected by international copyright law and conventions. We grant users the right to access and use the Website, so long as such use is for internal information purposes, and User does not alter, copy, disseminate, redistribute or republish any content or feature of this Website. User acknowledges that access to and use of this Website is subject to these TERMS OF USE and any expanded access or use must be approved in writing by the Company.
– Passwords are for user’s individual use
– Passwords may not be shared with others
– Users may not store documents in shared folders.
– Users may not redistribute documents to non-users unless otherwise stated in their contract terms.

Changes or Updates to the Website

The Company reserves the right to change, update or discontinue any aspect of this Website at any time without notice. Your continued use of the Website after any such change constitutes your agreement to these TERMS OF USE, as modified.
Accuracy of Information: While the information contained on this Website has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, We disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. User assumes sole responsibility for the use it makes of this Website to achieve his/her intended results.

Third Party Links: This Website may contain links to other third party websites, which are provided as additional resources for the convenience of Users. We do not endorse, sponsor or accept any responsibility for these third party websites, User agrees to direct any concerns relating to these third party websites to the relevant website administrator.

Cookies and Tracking

We may monitor how you use our Web sites. It is used solely for purposes of enabling us to provide you with a personalized Web site experience.
This data may also be used in the aggregate, to identify appropriate product offerings and subscription plans.
Cookies may be set in order to identify you and determine your access privileges. Cookies are simply identifiers. You have the ability to delete cookie files from your hard disk drive.