“MediaTek was additionally in a position to leverage the hole created as a result of US ban on Huawei,” stated Counterpoint analysis director Dale Gai. “Inexpensive MediaTek chips fabricated by TSMC turned the primary choice for a lot of OEMs to rapidly fill the hole left by Huawei’s absence. Huawei had additionally beforehand bought a big quantity of chipsets forward of the ban.”
Whereas MediaTek’s most profitable markets could lie abroad, the corporate has begun making inroads in the USA. Granted, Qualcomm nonetheless has the distinct edge, however the T-Cellular variant of LG’s fashion-forward Velvet smartphone ran on one in all MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000 chipsets, and a few felt it had the potential to outgun the Snapdragon 765 utilized in different service fashions.
The worldwide shift to 5G exhibits no signal of slowing, however many creating markets round will be unable to undertake the expertise as rapidly as mature ones. Within the meantime, MediaTek is clearly banking on demand for reasonably priced mid-range chipsets to journey to new highs — and we will’t blame them.