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Samsung rises to fourth in the chip race, Qualcomm still leads

Samsung has increased its smartphone SoC share, and it’s now in the Top 5 application processors designers in the world. Thanks to its Exynos expansion to the mid and low tier smartphones, the Exynos chips shipped in 2015 were about 500 million units or about 15% of the total shipped Samsung smartphones.

Qualcomm keeps the leading spot, followed by Apple’s solutions while the third spot is occupied by the MT silicones offered by MediaTek. Samsung’s Exynos platform has now ensured the maker the fourth spot, pushing down Spredtrum at the fifth place.

With the new Samsung Galaxy S7 series and other upcoming Samsung smartphones in 2016, there is a good chance Samsung solidifies and even improves its standing.