Qualcomm, MediaTek and Spreadtrum will remain the main suppliers of SoC for smartphones
Qualcomm, MediaTek and Spreadtrum this year, will retain space in the first construction suppliers of single-chip systems for smartphones. Qualcomm will be the leader in the upper segment, as MediaTek and Spreadtrum will be shared among the middle and lower segments. This situation gives industry sources.
Awkwardly with the addition of support for LTE Cat 10, MediaTek lost some positions, starting from the second half of 2016. At the same time price competition led to lower gross profit from 50% to 35%. However, the Taiwanese manufacturer is able to win back market share with a series of 10-nanometer SoC Helio X30. In addition, later this year is expected to appear 12-bit MediaTek SoC manufactured by TSMC. It is expected that they will provide the MediaTek advantage on ratio of performance and price.
Meanwhile, Qualcomm has managed to get orders of some customers of MediaTek, including Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi and Meizu. The company actively promotes the solution of secondary and primary segment, particularly in China. However, in the initial segment is the most stable position of the company Spreadtrum, MediaTek rivals in the medium segment.