Discover why Huawei’s Kirin is one of the top 5 chipmakers in the world while Google’s Tensor waits for its moment in the spotlight

Huawei’s Kirin Chip Ranks Among Top 5 Global Chipmakers

Huawei’s Kirin chip has made its way to the top five global chipmakers, according to a Q3 2023 report by Counterpoint Research. The chipmaker Hisilicon, owned by Huawei, now holds the fifth spot with a 3% market share, thanks to the successful sales of the 5G-enabled Kirin 9000s chip in the Mate 60 series. The Mate 60 Pro, which sold 1.6 million units in just six weeks, contributed significantly to this achievement.

The success of the Mate 60 series, as well as positive feedback from users on devices like the Mate X5 foldable phone and MatePad Pro 13.2 tablet in China, have set the stage for Huawei’s future devices. The upcoming mid-range Nova 12 series, set to pack Kirin processors, is also anticipated to make a mark in the market in 2024.

While Huawei celebrates its accomplishment, Qualcomm remains the top chipmaker with a dominating 40% market share. Apple follows in second place with a 31% share, driven by the iPhone 15 series. MediaTek holds the bronze with a 15% share, and Samsung secures the fourth position with a 7% market share. Following Huawei, Unisoc claims the sixth position with a 2% market share, and Google’s Tensor SoC has secured a 1% market share, placing it seventh on the list.

With Huawei’s Kirin chip making its mark in the global market, the Chinese tech giant continues to prove its resilience and competitiveness despite facing challenges and sanctions in recent years. As the company looks ahead to the launch of the Nova 12 series, consumers can expect Huawei to continue innovating and delivering high-quality devices powered by its Kirin processors.

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