CPU sales for smartphones jumped by a third in the first quarter – Qualcomm took almost 45% of the market

CPU sales for smartphones jumped by a third in the first quarter – Qualcomm took almost 45% of the m

Strategy Analytics published world market statistics for smartphones for the first quarter of this year: chip shipments increased by more than one third in monetary terms.

The industry grew to $8.9 billion during the period under review, an increase of 35 per cent over the result of a year ago. This rapid increase was due to the increase in 5G-supported supplies, which accounted for 53 per cent of the total number of processors sold in three months.

The largest player in the industry is Qualcomm, with 44.6% of the world's mobile processor market, second being MediaTek, with 24.7%, and closing the Apple three with 21.9%, thus controlling more than 90% of the world's mobile processor market, and the first five included Samsung LSI and Unisoc.

The most used smartphone chips managed by the Android operating system were MediaTek Democracy 700, Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Democracy 810, Democracy 900 and Snapdragon 88888+.

Approximately 80% of all chips for smart cell phones shipped during the quarter were produced by TSMC. Articles that were 7 nanometres or less accounted for 48% of total deliveries.