The total revenue delivered by handset semiconductor shipments is forecast to increase approximately 5.5 percent this year, according to ABI Research’s new report “Mobile Device Semiconductors Market Data.” And the trend is expected to continue through the next three years, resulting in a total estimated revenue growth of 12 percent in 2013.
Industry Analyst Celia Bo said in a statement, “The increasing shipment rates of handset processors and connectivity chips are the major engines driving handset semiconductor market growth.”
Qualcomm, MediaTek, and TI are the top players in the overall handset chipset market, accounting for approximately 80 percent of all shipments. Qualcomm maintains a leading market position, especially in the high-end smartphone segment. With a powerful IP library and an almost full range of technologies, the firm looks likely to maintain its position at the top of the market for years to come.
The majority of MediaTek’s shipments are 2.5G and 2.75G chipsets for the company’s low-cost solution. MediaTek is set to continue gaining a greater share of the low- to mid-priced chipset market. TI has been gradually stepping out of the 2.5G and 2.75G chipset market since the end of 2008, with shipments expected to decline in 2010 and virtually cease in 2012.