A spokesman for MediaTek acknowledged the tight supply of chips, but denied any discrimination against Indian mobile phone manufacturers.
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Indian media reports pointed out that after the outbreak of border conflict between China and India in May this year, the Indian government is taking measures to restrict and delay customs clearance on Chinese products in an attempt to get rid of its dependence on Chinas imported goods and parts.
The Indian brands, which had been almost withdrawn from the market by Chinese mobile phone manufacturers, also wanted to take the opportunity to make a comeback.
Potential Indian leaders like lava and micromax We are facing a shortage of chips, especially the chips of MediaTek. Pankaji mosindro, President of the Indian mobile phone and Electronics Association, revealed that the Indian government was in contact with the United Nations Development and development branch through appropriate channels.
Indian mobile phone executives say the chip shortage is so serious that 95% of demand cannot be met.
The report pointed out that one of the reasons for the shortage of chips is trade friction. Huaweis chip design and production were restricted because of the crackdown by the United States, which led to the company hoarding chips before the ban took effect. Therefore, chip companies have little ability to meet the needs of other mobile phone manufacturers.
Executives of Indian mobile phone companies claim that this undermines the main goal of Indias PLI (production linked incentive program) - to cultivate local enterprises, while attracting large smartphone manufacturers such as apple and Samsung to set up production and export bases in India.
It denied discrimination against Indian manufacturers. The company said the global semiconductor industry is facing various shortages, mainly due to the Xinguan epidemic and other supply and demand factors leading to supply chain disruption, and the acceleration of 5g deployment is also one of the factors leading to the chip shortage.
For Indian customers, the company said in a statement that MediaTek has a long history in India and will continue to work with Indian brand and chip design companies to ensure that the most advanced design, development and delivery of equipment are in line with their self-reliance strategy.
Taiwans Economic Daily pointed out that in the past, under the leadership of Taiwanese, MediaTek India had actively contacted other Taiwan supply chain manufacturers to provide training courses on mobile phone chip design and related programs for Indian manufacturers, and obtained funding support from the Indian government.
However, after changing to India as the general manager, the above plan to assist the development of Indias mobile phone industry has also stopped.
MediaTek has a large share of the market in smartphones that sell for less than $200.
Data from DIGITIMES research show that in the second quarter of this year, Chinas mobile phone processor shipment reached 170 million units, an increase of 25.8% on a month on month basis. Among them, MediaTek surpassed Qualcomm with a share of 38.3%, ranking first; Qualcomm ranked second with 37.8%, and Huawei Hisilicon ranked third with a share of 21.8%.
In October this year, it was reported by insiders that, before Huaweis ban took effect, MediaTek made every effort to ship nearly $300 million of mobile phone chips to Huawei in September, including 4G chips and 5g chips. At an average price of 22 US dollars, it is equivalent to about 13 million mobile phone chips.
It is worth mentioning that although after the Sino Indian border conflict, there are voices of boycott of Chinese goods in India. However, according to canalys statistics, more than 70% of Indias mobile phone market was still occupied by Chinese manufacturers in the third quarter. Four of the top five manufacturers in terms of shipment volume were all Chinese manufacturers.
A senior executive of an Indian e-commerce company said bluntly: what other choices do consumers have? There are Samsung and apple, but thats all. In the most popular market, which costs less than 15000 rupees (about 1331 yuan), Chinese manufacturers offer better and richer goods. Even if consumers want to boycott Chinese goods, they cant do it.