Huawei has been included in top five manufacturers of processors: Qualcomm leads the list

December 26, 2023  18:19

In the third quarter of 2023, Huawei's chip manufacturer, Hisilicon, wholly owned by the Chinese company, secured the fifth position among the largest processor developers, according to Counterpoint Research. Qualcomm topped the list with a 40% market share, followed by Apple at 31%, MediaTek at 15%, Samsung at 7%, and Hisilicon at 3%.

After years of challenges due to U.S. sanctions and component shortages, Huawei has returned to the top five global chip manufacturers. Bloomberg reports that Huawei is building a secret semiconductor production network to circumvent U.S. restrictions, backed by $30 billion in funding from the Chinese authorities.

Huawei's improved position is attributed to the success of its 2023 products, starting with the Mate 60 smartphone series. The mobile device, equipped with the Kirin 9000s processor and 5G support, quickly became a hit in China. Other Kirin-based devices, including the foldable Mate 5X smartphone and the MatePad Pro 13.2 tablet, also received positive reviews, further strengthening Huawei's market position. Analysts predict that this trend will continue with the release of the Nova 12 series, likely featuring Kirin processors.

Qualcomm continues to dominate the market, driven by the widespread use of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip in premium-class flagship devices in China. Unisoc holds the sixth position with a 2% market share, and Google Tensor ranks seventh with 1%, according to the Counterpoint Research ranking. 

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