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Qualcomm's Dominance Continues with 64 percent revenue share says Strategy Analytics

-- LTE Accounted for Over Third of Cellular Baseband Revenue in 2013

BOSTON, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The global cellular baseband processor market grew 8.3 percent year-over-year to reach $18.9 billion in 2013, according to preliminary estimates from the Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service report, "Baseband Market Share Tracker Q3 2013: Qualcomm Grabs Two-Thirds of Revenue Share."

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Based on this Strategy Analytics report, Qualcomm, MediaTek, Intel, Spreadtrum, and Broadcom captured the top-five revenue share spots in the cellular baseband processor market in 2013. Qualcomm dominated with 64 percent revenue share, followed by MediaTek with 12 percent revenue share and Intel with 8 percent revenue share.

Sravan Kundojjala, Senior Analyst, explains "Qualcomm domination in the cellular baseband market continued in 2013, thanks to its early investments in multi-mode LTE technology. The LTE baseband landscape is expected to be a crowded one in 2014 with several vendors including Broadcom, Ericsson, Intel, Marvell, MediaTek, NVIDIA, Spreadtrum and others are all set to bring commercial multi-mode LTE chip products to the market and this could help drive LTE down into mid-to-low tier devices."

According to Stuart Robinson, Director of the Strategy Analytics Handset Component Technologies service, "Strategy Analytics calculates that revenue from baseband-integrated applications processors represented over 60 percent of total baseband revenue in 2013, up from 48 percent in 2012. Most baseband vendors have now transitioned their portfolios to include integrated products in order to boost their revenue share."

According to Christopher Taylor, Director of the Strategy Analytics RF and Wireless Component service, "MediaTek overtook Intel to capture the number two spot in the 3G UMTS baseband market in 2013, by Strategy Analytics estimates. MediaTek capitalized on its smartphone chip momentum and improved its baseband-mix. MediaTek's recent LTE chip announcements could potentially improve its baseband revenue share in future."

About Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics, Inc. provides the competitive edge with advisory services, consulting and actionable market intelligence for emerging technology, mobile and wireless, digital consumer and automotive electronics companies. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Strategy Analytics delivers insights for enterprise success. 

European Contact: Stuart Robinson, +44(0) 1908 423 637, [email protected]

US Contact: Christopher Taylor, +1 617 614 0706, [email protected]

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