New Delhi: Chipmaker Qualcomm will increase its lead in the $4.3 billion smartphone Wi-Fi chip market by 2021, despite Broadcom’s win over Apple’s iPhone 13, according to a new report.
Market research firm Strategy Analytics predicts that Qualcomm, Broadcom and MediaTek will capture the top three of the $4.3 billion smartphone Wi-Fi chip market by 2021.
“Qualcomm will continue to gain market share in smartphone Wi-Fi this year, even as competition from MediaTek and others intensifies. Qualcomm is leveraging its market-leading Snapdragon platform to gain market share in smartphone Wi-Fi chips,” said Christopher Taylor , author of the article. report.
Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E also helped boost the Wi-Fi chip market for smartphones, and “we expect these technologies to provide growth opportunities for chip vendors in 2021 and beyond.”
The report looked at estimated units and revenue for 2020 by Wi-Fi vendor, then projected it to 2021 based on projected smartphone volume by brand and model.
“Broadcom continues to differentiate its Wi-Fi chips into premium Wi-Fi despite stiff competition from platform players such as Qualcomm and MediaTek,” said Stephen Entwistle, VP of Strategic Technologies Practice at Strategy Analytics.
It appears that “Broadcom will go to great lengths to remain relevant, maintain its relationship with Apple and extend its smartphone victories,” he added.