Mediatek dominated the global mobile processor market in the last quarter of 2020, ahead of Qualcomm, with a 27% market share.

The global mobile terminal processor market has been controlled, for a few years now, by Qualcomm , but now it seems the roles have changed and its biggest rival, MediaTek has managed to overcome it by becoming the manufacturer that has sold the most processors last year .

MediaTek topped the Global Smartphone Processor Market in 2020, Surpassing Qualcomm

MediaTek topped the Global Smartphone Processor Market in 2020, Surpassing Qualcomm

Mediatek surpasses Qualcomm for the first time thanks to Xiaomi and OPPO

Through a report published in Omdia, we learned that Qualcomm was overtaken for the first time in history by MediaTek as the manufacturer that sold the most mobile processors in a year , thanks to data obtained throughout from 2020 .

MediaTek surpasses Qualcomm and it’s thanks to cheap mobiles

Thus, last year, MediaTek sold 351.8 million processors to various smartphone makers, up from 238 million a year earlier, allowing the Chinese chipmaker to achieve a market share of 27.2 % against 17.2% obtained in 2019 .

If we segment these figures by mobile phone manufacturers, Chinese giant Xiaomi is Mediatek’s biggest customer, having acquired 63.7 million processors for its terminals last year, a very high figure compared to the 19.7 million chipsets acquired in 2019 .

MediaTek, finally, manages to surpass Qualcomm

MediaTek, finally, manages to surpass Qualomm

In the second tier of MediaTek chip buyers is the Chinese manufacturer OPPO which, if we combine its data with that of realme, has acquired a total of 83.2 million processors for the terminals of the two brands.

US manufacturer Qualcomm has so far been the complete dominator of the global mobile processor market , but the US government’s veto on Huawei, which prevented them from selling chipsets to the Chinese giant, has caused this to fade. turned to Mediatek to provide them with processors for your terminals.

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The second reason for this success of MediaTek is that in the midst of a pandemic, most users chose to buy low-end and mid-low-end terminals , due to the unstable economic situation they were going through and these ranges of mobile devices they usually have chipsets from the Chinese manufacturer , due to their lower cost.

Related topics : Mobile processors, technology

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