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Qualcomm (QCOM) held a 97% share of the 4G LTE baseband chip market in Q1, estimates Strategy...

Qualcomm (QCOM) held a 97% share of the 4G LTE baseband chip market in Q1, estimates Strategy Analytics. Chalk that up to heavy R&D spend and a big head-start in developing chips with support for both multi-mode (2G/3G/4G) operation and a wide variety of frequency bands. That number is likely to fall going forward as offerings from Nvidia, Broadcom, and Intel arrive, but Qualcomm isn't standing still either. SA also estimates Qualcomm, aided by its Snapdragon baseband/app processor line, had a 59% share of the broader baseband market, up from 52% in 2012. That dwarfs #2 Intel's (INTC) 12% share and #3 MediaTek's 10%. ST-Ericsson and Spreadtrum (SPRD) rounded out the top-5.
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  • mitchell530
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    Intel's 1Q13 market share of 12% must be wrong.

     

    Just think of the questions below:

     

    Q1 - which country is the largest shipment in terms of mobile chips?
    Q2 - in that country who has the largest market share?
    Q3 - Intel just step into the mobile mkt, can they get the 12% so quickly while others have been there for so long?
    31 May 2013, 11:24 PM Reply Like
  • Ashraf Eassa
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    mitchell530,

     

    They are talking about modems, not apps processors.
    1 Jun 2013, 12:20 AM Reply Like
  • techy46
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    Congratulations to QCOM on their $26 billion sales from 60-90% of the smart phones. Congratulations to Intel on their $53 billion sales from 85% of the X86 PC's and servers. I wonder how much of the mobile chip market Intel will sell in each of the next 7 years? That's the $64 billion question.
    1 Jun 2013, 01:54 PM Reply Like
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