Qualcomm to add lead in Wi-Fi in smartphone despite Broadcom’s Apple deal

A report from Strategy Analytics indicated that Qualcomm will increase its lead in Wi-Fi in smartphones in 2021.
Qualcomm for mobile chipsQualcomm will be gaining share despite rival Broadcom’s win in Apple’s iPhone 13 business, the report said.

Qualcomm, Broadcom and MediaTek will capture the top-3 spots in the $4.3 billion smartphone Wi-Fi chip market in 2021.

Qualcomm leverages its market-leading Snapdragon platform to win share in smartphone Wi-Fi chips. “Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E also helped boost the smartphone Wi-Fi chip market and we expect rapid adoption of these technologies to provide growth opportunities for chip vendors in 2021 and beyond,” said Christopher Taylor at Strategy Analytics.

Broadcom continues to differentiate its Wi-Fi chips in the premium tier Wi-Fi despite competition from Qualcomm and MediaTek. Broadcom will maintain its relationship with Apple, and expand its wins in smartphones.