Qualcomm to focus on China and low-end phones in 2014
0. phoneArena 07 Nov 2013, 12:50 posted on
Qualcomm, the largest supplier of chips for smartphones, said on Thursday that increasing sales of low-priced handsets will slow down the company's top-line growth next year; for its fourth fiscal quarter, the silicon slinger reported $6.48 billion in sales which was up 33% from last year, and 4% over the prior quarter. Net profits came in at $1.5 billion, up 18% from last year, but down 5% from the third fiscal quarter...
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2. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)
And that's how intels dominance in mobile began.
6. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Intel needs to focus less on CPU performance and more on GPU. That has always been their weak point and one of the reasons why Clover Trail wasn't so successful.
AMD strangely has the opposite weakness, so it'll be interesting when they release mobile ARM processors next year.
3. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Good idea. The Chinese "budget" market is actually a very important one and their phones aren't half bad, as long as you keep to Huawei, ZTE, Xiaomi, Oppo etc.
5. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 921; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Since they keep producing top notch SOCs im okay with it, but Qualcomm shouldn't let their guard down as the top SOC manufacturer and should produce something noticeably faster than the S800 for early next year. (HTC One (2?) and Galaxy S5 i'm looking at you guys.)
8. Jurdiales (Posts: 121; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)
They want a piece of a big cake owned by Mediatek, thats interesting...
9. Genersis (Posts: 206; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Hmm, Their processors are better, I guess they'll look into making them cheaper to encourage low end adoption.
10. taikucing (unregistered)
Good, I don't want to see mediatek CPUs anymore because they suck.