Taiwan's MediaTek has hiked its 2012 smartphone chip goal to 75M units from a prior 50M. While...

|By:, SA News Editor

Taiwan's MediaTek has hiked its 2012 smartphone chip goal to 75M units from a prior 50M. While that's partly a sign of soaring Chinese smartphone demand, it could also be one of tougher competition for Spreadtrum (SPRD -4.9%), whose competitive position has become the subject of analyst scrutiny. It could also present a challenge for Qualcomm (QCOM), which has been taking share from MediaTek.