The Chinese smartphone manufactures Huawei is currently leading the global market based on the shipped volume, despite the US government blacklisted this company. That means Huawei can’t make any business deal with any US-based companies. Later, the US President added more restrictions that prevent other SoC maker companies to manufacture and sell Kirin or any other chips, for Huawei, using the US technologies. To do that, special permission will be needed from the Trump authority.
As a result of the freshly announced guidelines, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) already declared that it is not taking further orders from Huawei and also stop manufacturing HiSilicon Kirin processors. Now, MediaTek finds a golden opportunity in this condition. Earlier multiple reports were leaked explaining MediaTek’s interest to replace Kirin chips. Means, MediaTek is aiming to supply its SoCs for the next Huawei devices.
A few days back, the company confirmed all the earlier reports and announced that it already applied to the US government to release millions of chips for the Chinese smartphone brand after 15th September.
If everything goes positive, MediaTek will power all the next Huawei smartphones. As the smartphone industry is moving towards 5G technology, it’s very obvious that the demand for the Dimensity chip will go high.
Besides, the fact that Huawei is leading the global smartphone market still now remains, and in the worst case can slid down its position by one step after this quarter. On the other hand, MediaTek can capture a great size of the market by taking advantage of it. No doubt, the competition with its sole rival Qualcomm will become much more exciting.
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