@elctrnx_lyf, I don't want to be too breathelss, but I had one executive in the mobile industry speculating in my interview at CES predicting three leading merchant mobile chip companies of the future to be: Qualcomm, MediaTek and Spreadtrum.
Mediatek definitely seems to be really ambitiious to get a product like Worldphone SoC into the market soon to win the global smart phone market. They have grown from a basic phone processor maker to be the likes of quallcomm in the last three years. Spectacular !!!
Image you are a cellphone company addressing world-wide market. You will prefer a SoC platform can make a common design for all operators or a design missing CDMA operators?(such as Verizon, Sprint, Softbank, China Telecom, and manyothers but small). Yes LTE is the trend but those operators will keep EVDO before they can reach 100% LTE data coverage, keep CDMA voice before VoLTE reach ~100% coverage. That's a long way. And not so many will switch to WCDMA.
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