Qualcomm with TSMC 6nm process
Data show that MediaTek 2020 cell phone chip shipments reached 352 million units, a global market share of about 27%, surpassing Qualcomm, becoming the world’s largest smartphone chip supplier. However, Qualcomm will not let MediaTek completely turn around, according to the reports, Qualcomm is ready to come back, the reason why the first half of the year did not start, reason is suffering from a shortage of goods.
But in the third quarter, Qualcomm got TSMC 6nm process capacity, will start a “super-large number” wafer out (wafer test out) mid-tier 5G mobile chips, ready to grab back the lost market share with MTK. At the same time, source claims, among them Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo are in trial production, MTK pressure in the third quarter will be very obvious.
The first SoC shipments and mid-range chips can not be separated, such as the Dimensity 720, Dimensity 800, as well as positioning of high-grade Dimensity 1000+, it is said that the set price is quite cheap. Flagship, the news that MediaTek will trial production in the fourth quarter of this year TSMC 4nm flagship chip, and in 2022 to achieve mass production, used to impact Qualcomm flagship chip market position.
Furthermore, there were reports that Qualcomm got TSMC’s 6nm process capacity and started to make a push for mid-range mobile chips, wanting to recapture the mid-range market already occupied by MediaTek. Recently, the blogger Mobile Chip Master further said that Qualcomm this year’s 6nm 5G chip stockpile up to 60 million, whether placed in any industry, such a stockpile is very much.
If the above news is true, the 60 million chip stockpile is enough to show Qualcomm’s confidence in recapturing the mid-range, and the pressure comes to MediaTek’s side. In addition, he also said Qualcomm currently has three products in TSMC, next year’s 5G chip will also use TSMC’s 5nm process, the species is not clear, is the next generation of Snapdragon 8 series flagship?