Intel Looses Taiwanese Client Asustek As Qualcomm Increases Eastern Market Share

Ramish Zafar
Posted Apr 8, 2016
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As we see Apple and its suppliers expanding production facilities in China, in the Android world its still Qualcomm who still remains the only major SoC manufacturer worldwide. While Intel’s been trying to catch up in the mobile hardware sphere, its still mostly Qualcomm and ARM who find themselves in the majority of devices out there, with Apple and Samsung looking to catch up on multiple fronts.

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Intel’s got some projects of its own that we’ve heard about in the past, with the company reportedly working with LG on the Korean company’s NUCLUN lineup of processors. But while the US chip giant continues its strong presence in the PC hardware platform, there’s very little concrete progress that we’ve seen in the mobile front.

That being said, with Intel’s clients in the East cutting ties with the manufacturer bit by bit, things really don’t seem to be moving forward for the company, unless it chooses to divert critical resources away from PC hardware and into the mobile segments. After all, when it comes to fabrication, the US manufacturer still is far ahead in that segment.

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With 30% of Asustek’s mobile shipments in 2015 being composed of Intel’s offerings, the Taiwanese manufacturer had been the largest client of Santa Clara in the mobile spectrum, but as we enter the second quarter of 2016, things aren’t looking that good for Intel. As Asustek sees its market share increase, looks like Intel just might be struggling to cope up with this increased demand; as the company’s yet to launch the next generation of its mobile processor lineup.

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When it comes to struggling with product launches, the Santa Clara based manufacturer isn’t new to the game, as we’ve seen reported delays in its PC hardware market segment as well. While companies such as Nvidia and AMD continue to consistently offer new products, Intel’s delays often get more publicity due to the large amount of customers the company has.

With that being said, lets hope for now that the company’s venture with LG for the NUCLUN 2 bears some fruit, with the Korean manufacturer choosing to launch the device in its flagship smartphone lineup, the LG GX series. The LG G5 was a well designed device after all and we’re eager to see future offerings from the company; which serve as a nice breather from the rather monotonous mobile spectrum. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest updates.

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