Counterpoint: TSMC controlled 70% of the Q1 chipset shipments
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) was the leading global semiconductor manufacturer for the January - March period according to Counterpoint Research’s latest report. TSMC reportedly controlled 70% of the application processor (AP), system-on-chip (SoC) and cellular modems going into smartphone chipsets. Samsung Foundry came in second place with a 30% market share.
The global smartphone chipset market saw a 5% shipment decline compared to Q1 2021 though revenues for the same period were 23% higher this time around. Interestingly enough TSMC-sourced chipsets declined by 9% on a yearly basis. Samsung did hold the upper hand in terms of smartphone chipset node share for Q1 2022 at 60% driven in large by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
TSMC is expected to dominate the rest of the year with its 4nm node being used in the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. Qualcomm, MediaTek and Apple are all expected to use TSMC's 4nm process node.
- 01 Aug 2022
For all these people hating Samsung go get chinese phone manufactured in a dictatorship country without human rights:) I go with Samsung ONLY for the sole reason that this is the only moral choice not to buy chinese stuff.
- 11 Jul 2022
i got a note 10pro 64/6 model, got rid off all the bloatware that i don't need, and freed up so much space, hope the eu would force the removable bloat on everything pretty soon, so i can buy phones with eu roms to have a clean phone instead of ...
- 11 Jul 2022
What? If I want to get rid of a duopoly, it means I want more competition..