The report mentioned that Qualcomm’s SoC shipments virtually doubled yearly within the $300 to $400 wholesale value phase, pushed by elevated shipments of manufacturers like OPPO, Vivo, and Xiaomi.
Analysis Analyst, Shobhit Srivastava, “Qualcomm led the smartphone SoC market strengthening its place additional capturing 42 p.c of the overall SoC revenues in Q3 2017. The San Diego primarily based know-how firm noticed rising adoption for its mid to excessive vary SoCs by the fast-growing Chinese language manufacturers, boosting its SOC shipments 15 p.c in comparison with final 12 months. Apple took the second spot capturing 20 p.c worth share banking on regular efficiency for its iPhone portfolio adopted by MediaTek, Samsung, and HiSilicon (Huawei).
In the meantime international smartphone SoC market grew 19 p.c yearly in Q3 2017 crossing $eight billion in chipset revenues.
Apple SoC shipments elevated four p.c yearly and recorded a 15 p.c development sequentially because of the launch new iPhones in Q3 2017, nonetheless, MediaTek’s smartphone SoC revenues declined 10 p.c yearly, however elevated four p.c sequentially.
Samsung was the quickest rising smartphone SoC participant in Q3 2017 when it comes to cargo however rising from a smaller base. The SoC shipments grew 59 p.c yearly for the Korean vendor benefiting its LSI division supplying to its personal Cellular division, the report added.
Srivastava, additional added, “The vertically built-in gamers like Samsung, Apple and Huawei have been more and more using their very own SOCs inside their portfolio over the previous few years. In consequence, the mixed share of the SoCs of those massive three has rose from 20 p.c stage in 2015 to round 30 p.c stage when it comes to volumes. This has considerably damage hare of among the horizontal gamers reminiscent of MediaTek primarily and likes of Marvell, Broadcom and others which have been compelled to exit this house.”
“The main focus within the smartphone SoC market has shifted away from the variety of processor cores to the mixing of newer applied sciences driving newer experiences. For instance: specializing in immersion to unlock new experiences reminiscent of AR/VR/Depth Sensing leveraging built-in ISP (Picture Sign Processors) and GPUs, to different areas reminiscent of Synthetic Intelligence engines, devoted safety structure at chipset stage, enhanced connectivity paving the trail to 5G and better efficiency at decrease energy consumption ranges, ” Counterpoint Analysis Director Neil Shah mentioned.