Report: Taiwan based Integrated Circuit design houses hurt by slippng sales of Android handsets

Report: Taiwan based Integrated Circuit design houses hurt by slippng sales of Android handsets
According to industry sources, declining global sales of Android handsets is hurting the financial performance of Taiwan based IC design houses. While sales of Android phones are slipping world-wide, it is China where the problem is at its worst. The sources say that in that country, Android's share of the smartphone market has been falling due to the popularity of the Apple iPhone. And these sources say that Android will continue to lose market share in China next year.

The report notes that the Taiwan based IC design houses are already expecting business from Android handset manufacturers to decline. And to make matters worse, the tough competition among the large number of Chinese based Android producers will lead to a decline in the average selling prices of their products.

Companies that could be negatively impacted are MediaTek, Novatek and Realtek. The report says that all three could face lower revenues in 2016, along with lower gross margins. That combination usually results in lower profits.

source: Digitimes

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18 Comments

1. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

As a very smart person once said: "No one makes money with Androidâ„¢".

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Another troll sidekick. The reality is still for every 10 person using smartphone, 8 of them is still using Android. For me, I think its not important as long as my device serve my purposes. My recent visit to China, i do notice more people holding an iPhone on their hands during train ride, i remarked it to my friend. He just say that those people are insecure and has a need to show off. He is not a techie person so i find his remark quite amusing.

3. AlikMalix unregistered

I'm really hoping to avoid a troll fight, but why is it that every time you see a group of people enjoying iOS devices it's always either because it's Apple logo, it's a fashion statement, these people are insecure, it's a show off gadget that doesn't do anything, mindless sheep following the crowd. Why can't you realize that the reality is: lots of people like iOS more than android and they like iPhones more than android models?

9. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Because fanboys, regardless of what side, are annoyingly stupid.

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

You are right. Just enjoy whatever device we have and leave others to enjoy whatever they have. I don't see people getting into Troll fight over phone during Nokia's reign I wonder what has changed?

17. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

In this case he was On about China, where they can easy buy a very good phone for way less cash that works in full on there networks and things that are offered In China, but no they buy an iPhone there is nothing good about them in China apart from the logo, they even cost way more than the USA, that is not the case in the usa

18. AlikMalix unregistered

... Or maybe they like iOS and can easily afford an iPhone. (Again why Are you in denial that's someone may actually dislike android and like iOS?)

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Sounds like someone is in denial.

6. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I am amused by how butthurt you got over this and completely avoided the sarcasm.

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

It's nice to be amusing! LOL!

7. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

I saw an iPhone clone at the Airport in China but its android it sells for $100

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think Bobbybuster's comment would fit here in this article.

8. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

the more correct term would be "Nobody makes lots of money with Android"

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Why should i care about who's making money? I rather worry about not getting rip off, retain my freedom to choose the best bargain, save my data to where ever i please. Last, but not least use whichever services i want, anything but iTune.

14. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

BobbyBuster cares about it, maybe he has shares in a Android phone manufacturer and he is butthurt because his money ain't growing

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Yeah! Likely. Poor BobbyBuster and his side kicks.

13. Nathillien unregistered

Yet Android has constantly 85% market share.

16. Tizo101

Posts: 515; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

This article though. Talk about blowing things out of proportion - I really doubt that Androids market share will decrease by that much. The companies mentioned are just having a hard time with competition and they should move with the times or die, their choice.

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