Huawei beats Qualcomm and becomes China’s largest semiconductor manufacturer

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While Huawei is losing ground in the smartphone market, and even in its home market, its HiSilicon company has bypassed Qualcomm and has become China’s largest supplier of SOC systems for smartphones in the last quarter.

Huawei beats Qualcomm and becomes China’s largest semiconductor manufacturer

HiSilicon managed to occupy 43.9% of the market versus 24.3% a year earlier and 36.5% a quarter earlier, while Qualcomm’s share for the year fell from 48.1% to 32.8%. At the same time, interestingly, MediaTek’s share also fell (from 19% to 13.1%).

HiSilicon’s expansion was due solely to the successes of Huawei and Honor. And not because manufacturers began to choose HiSilicon platforms instead of Qualcomm. Apple turned out to be the most stable – its share grew by only 0.1%, to 8.5%.

It is also worth noting the growth of other manufacturers whose names the source does not specify. Their total share increased from a meager 0.2% to 1.7%.

It is worth to mention that recently, according to an insider post in the Chinese social network Weibo, computers with HarmonyOS 2.0 can enter the company’s home market. The devices will also run on Kunpeng processors.

An insider reports that several provinces, cities, and regions are already helping Huawei to set up PC supply chains.

Recall that Huawei already reported that HarmonyOS will be a cross-platform solution. This means that the operating system can flexibly run on different devices including smartwatches, personal computers, cars, and others.

Last year, the US Department of Commerce blacklisted Huawei. After that, the company announced the development of its OS – HarmonyOS. Now, we know that Huawei plans to release computers with its own operating system.

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Regarding the smartphone market, According to Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei consumer business, Huawei has more than 1.3 million developers and partners. It is already second only to Google Android and Apple iOS, ranking the top three globally.


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