4G chips: Qualcomm
Chipset maker Qualcomm is actively playing a big role in the growth of India’s 4G smartphone base. 4G smartphone-base will be growing rapidly in the next 1-3 years thanks to the availability of cost effective phones and data plans. Qualcomm’s 4G chipsets are the foundation for the growth of the mobile Internet penetration in India.
The 3G ecosystem in India is facing pressure due to the launch of 4G services. Almost 100 percent of smartphones now shipped in the country are 4G enabled supporting telecom operators. Since 4G speeds are 10x better as compared with 3G speeds, telecom operators will be shifting towards 4G networks in phases.
IoT chips: Intel
After grappling with the slowing PC market, Intel has increased its focus on IoT, which is identified as one of the strong growth areas in today’s digital world. Intel’s IoT portfolio grew up 26 percent at $720 million in the latest quarter (Q2 2017-18) whereas it grew 11 percent in the first quarter. Recently Intel made significant changes to its IoT portfolio with focus on supplying processors, sensors and wireless connectivity to IoT devices, primarily for industry verticals such as retail, industrial and video.