According to the latest report of Strategy Analytics, the smartphone Wi-Fi chip market will reach $4.3 billion in 2021. Qualcomm, Broadcom and MediaTek will occupy the top three in this market.
The report pointed out that driven by the Snapdragon platform, Qualcomm's leading position in the field of smartphone Wi-Fi will be further improved.
Stephen Entwistle, VP of the Strategic Technologies Practice at Strategy Analytics added, “Broadcom’s Wi-Fi business has a long history of success in smartphones, and we do not by any means count them out. Broadcom continues to differentiate its Wi-Fi chips in the premium tier Wi-Fi despite stiff competition from platform players such as Qualcomm and MediaTek, and it appears that Broadcom will go to extraordinary lengths to stay relevant, maintain its relationship with Apple, and expand its wins in smartphones.”
The report stated that Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E have promoted the smartphone Wi-Fi chip market, and the rapid adoption of these technologies will provide chip suppliers with growth opportunities in 2021 and beyond.