Counterpoint Research has revealed the forecast on the share of MediaTek and Qualcomm in the 5G smartphone chipset market in 2021.
MediaTek’s share in the 5G smartphone chipset market is projected to grow to 28 percent from 15 percent, while that of Apple was estimated to reach 29 percent in 2021, up from 25 percent a year earlier.
Qualcomm is expected to take 30 percent share in the 5G smartphone chipset market, up from 28 percent a year ago, to defend its leading position.
Samsung’s presence in the fast-growing 5G smartphone chipset market this year is expected to stay at 10 percent, while others are forecast to increase their shares.
Samsung Electronics is expected to lose its share in the smartphone chipset market this year as Taiwanese and US rivals are to expand their presence with a rise in the 5G device sector.
Samsung was estimated to grab 8 percent share in the smartphone application processor (AP)/System on Chip (SoC) market in 2021, down 11 percent from a year earlier, to take the fourth spot, according to a report from industry tracker Counterpoint Research.
The South Korean tech titan, which makes Exynos chipsets, was the only two brands, along with China’s HiSilicon Technologies, to see its market share decline.
Taiwan’s MediaTek is projected to expand its leadership with a market share of 37 percent, up from 32 percent a year earlier. Qualcomm’s market share is predicted to grow 31 percent from 28 percent a year ago.
Counterpoint Research said global AP/SoC shipments will grow 3 percent on-year, and leading-edge nodes, including 7 nanometers and below, will account for almost half of the smartphone shipment volume this year.