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MediaTek beats Qualcomm and becomes the world’s largest smartphone chipset supplier, Huawei played key role

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MediaTek, the world’s one of the biggest smartphone chipmaker company has now grabbed the top spot in the industry by capturing the number one spot by defeating Qualcomm for the first time.

According to the latest data coming from Omdia, MediaTek has shipped 351.8 million units of chips in 2020, which was 238 million units in 2019. MediaTek’s shipment increased by 113.8 million units or 47.8% on year in 2020, with a 27.2% market share compared to 17.2% in 2019.

This is the first time when MediaTek has throned as the biggest smartphone chipset supplier by dethroning Qualcomm for the first rank.

In terms of customers, China’s Xiaomi became the biggest user of the MediaTek chipsets with a purchase of 63.7 million smartphone units powered by MediaTek chips, compared to 19.7 million a year earlier and a direct increase of 223.3% on year in 2020.

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In the list, the South Korean company, Samsung has also increased its purchase of MediaTek chipset as there are 43.3 million powered Samsung phones were sold in 2020.

However, there’s one company that has played a major role in turning down the tables for Qualcomm, which is the Chinese tech giant Huawei. Following the U.S. ban, Huawei started using MediaTek chips, which led other smartphone makers to diversify their supply chain and prohibited depending on a single supplier.

“Mostly important for MediaTek’s growth in 2020 was in key price segments for MediaTek as the world was impacted by the pandemic in the first half of 2020 and the smartphone market recovered in the second half of the year,” said Zaker Li, senior analyst of wireless devices components & devices at Omdia. “Low-end and mid/low-end devices were popular with buyers. MediaTek’s ability to compete presents an alternative to Qualcomm chips in this price segment helped the company grow.”

“In 2021, MediaTek is expected to extend last year’s lead trend on smartphone chipset shipment,” Li continued. “On one hand there will be more chipset outsourcing demand from the New honor and Huawei, because of Kirin chipset will disappear in the market. On other hand, the future growth of the smartphone market is in the emerging market, more low-end smartphone need cheap smartphone, MediaTek fits that need.”

(Source – Digitimes)

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Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Huawei takes Sunshine Computers to court for infringement

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On 22nd September, a trademark infringement case between Huawei Technologies and Sunshine Computers comes to light. The civil court made the first instance judgment and announce the decision in Huawei’s favor.

According to the information, plaintiff Huawei takes the defendant Sunshine computers to court for infringement of its exclusive rights. The plaintiff claimed that its trademark is been used without the company’s concerns.

The Case:

Huawei claims that Sunshine Computer Technology conspicuously used the company registered trademark “Huawei” without taking consent. Moving ahead, both parties are related to the same field and provides likewise kinds of services.

As the company didn’t approve the defendant to use the trademark, it’s infringing on the exclusive right to use this cited trademark.

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Defendants explanations:

Coming to the defendant’s part, it explains that the placement supplies were provided by the Huawei Loudi Company. Furthermore, the decoration was all completed by Huawei. Besides, the defendant also applied a counterclaim in court.

First Instance Verdict:

Department of Economic Damage of Guangdong announces this verdict. The court didn’t found any exact prove like an agreement or any written deal between both parties. Therefore, Sunshine Computer Technology is proven to uses the trademark with official permission.

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The court instructed the defendant to instantly stopped using the plaintiff’s trademarks without his consult. Moreover, to reflects on the action defendant has to pay the compensation amount of 5,000 Yuan.

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About Sunshine Computers:

Linked with computer-related parts and marketing this branch belongs to Sunshine Computer Technology Business Departmentinvoalved in this case. As per the data, it locates in Loudi City of Hunan province China.

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50 Irish students will get Huawei scholarship worth €5,000 in Ireland

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Huawei initiates a scholarship program for Irish students under its seeds for the Future 2021 activity. A total of 50 Irish students would be provided with a chance to avail themselves of scholar benefits and be a part of Huawei activities.

Luke McDonnell who is a senior communications manager at Huawei Ireland, sees this campaign for cultivating and rewarding future talents. He commented, the company is determined of empowering ICT technologies in Ireland, furthermore, it’s also encouraging the students to polish their skills and knowledge.

According to the news, Ireland is the first country in western Europe to receive this scholarship initiative. The company is hosting this program since 2015 in different countries, now it selects Ireland.

Discover More: Huawei starts HarmonyOS student experience recruitment with exclusive benefits

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Moving ahead, the company has provided a pleasant capital of 250,000 in academic privileges. Selected top 50 students will be granted €5,000 each in this criteria. Participants have to complete an online course in a week that will start on 18th October and concluded on 26th October.

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Provided Benefits:

  1. Selected students will receive virtual Huawei campuses tours
  2. Opportunity to explore smart cities, AI, cloud computing, 5G and, IoT
  3. Guidance from Huawei senior engineers or guest speakers
  4. Huawei flagship store in Shenzhen visit
  5. Insights on modern Chinese business culture
  6. Coaching to learn Mandarin and calligraphy

Besides, the offered course will be based on STEM science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It’ll help them to develop their understanding of the ICT industry and know about Chinese culture.

Additionally, participants will also get a chance to be a part of Huawei’s Tech4Good project in team activities. It’ll let them know about the technical solutions for social and environmental problems. Moreover, it’ll the last chance to present their view encapsulated in a project to get the eligibility for the school.

  1. All undergraduate and postgraduate students in Ireland can apply for the scholarship
  2. The deadline for registration until 14 October on Thursday
  3. Applicants have to send their CV along with a short video about their interest
  4. Submission Address- seedsireland@huawei.com
  5. The course will start on 18th October

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Huawei will not sell its smartphone business nor it’ll stop producing new ones: Chairman

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During the Huawei Connect Event 2021, the Rotating Chairman Xu Zhijun and Huawei China Region President Lu Yon confront media on a specific question “about the sell of smartphone business due to certain issues”

Xu said that Huawei will not sell its smartphone business nor it’ll stop making new smartphones. He further mentioned that Huawei’s phone market and phones are indeed facing deep challenges and 5G Huawei phones are difficult to purchase at the moment.

Even after these difficulties, Huawei will not give up or sell on its phone business and will work hard to bring back the prowess of consumer business on track in due course.

“Wait for a few years because at least you have to have a dream and an aim that will keep you motivated” expressed Xu.

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Background Story:

In May 2019, Huawei was added to the U.S. Entity List, the list is officially designed to counter Huawei’s surge in both network and smartphone business. Thereafter, Huawei was unable to purchase the required components and software services to build new devices in both the ICT and consumer sectors.

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Aside from other crucial components, Huawei felt an immense shortage of chipset and Google proprietary software services. Even after these challenges, Huawei established its supply chain with different global suppliers. However, the U.S. expanded the reach of Entity List in 2020 and barred the company from printing new chipsets via chip makers such as TSMC.

This forced Huawei to drop manufacturing of its flagship chipset – Kirin by the end of 2020. Thereafter, Huawei consuming the chip stack that it has gather before the last round of sanctions.

During the launch of HarmonyOS on June 2, Huawei officially announced new devices with Qualcomm chipsets. Later on, the Huawei P50 Pro flagship was also unveiled with Qualcomm processors. Amid all of the issues, Huawei’s new phones also cannot access the 5G network, which has become a major lack of selling point for its smartphone despite all of the power-packed specifications.

Still, the company has decided to move further on this road and we’ll wait to see what Huawei can usher in the time of such difficulties.

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