Author: Stuart Robinson

Publication Date: Feb 26 2010

Pages: 25

Report Type: Metrics, Excel

 Handset Components

BASEBAND Market Share Tracker Qualcomm Holds 38 of Revenue in Q3 2009

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Report Summary:

Cellphone baseband revenues reached $3.02 billion in Q3 2009, the highest quarterly figure in the past two years, with strong growth coming from GSM/GPRS/EDGE, W-CDMA and CDMA markets. Shipments of baseband chips to the handset and non-handset market increased by 12% in Q3 2009 to 415 million. Qualcomm's market share reduced slightly to 38.2% of baseband revenues in Q3 2009 and 19% of baseband units. Broadcom showed the strongest growth quarter-on-quarter, increasing by 25% its baseband revenues from Q2 to Q3 2009. This report details the market shares in unit and revenue terms for the top 12 baseband chip vendors by quarter for the last two years.

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