Research firm Counterpoint has published a report on the state of the mobile processor market in the third quarter of 2020. According to the report, MediaTek has overtaken Qualcomm to become the largest smartphone chipset, supplier.
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MediaTek managed to capture 31% of the market share, while Qualcomm’s share was 29%. At the same time, Qualcomm retained the title of the largest supplier of 5G processors.
Research director Dale Guy says MediaTek has raised the bar for its mid-range chipsets. Because of this, the supply of processors for Xiaomi has almost tripled.
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Hisilicon, Samsung and Apple shared third place in the ranking of the largest chip manufacturers. At the same time, Hisilicon managed to maintain its position, despite US sanctions. Finally, UNISOC took 4% of the market.