EE Times reports Intel grabbed 15 percent of the cellular baseband market:
The global cellular baseband processor market grew 15 percent year-on-year to be worth $15.1 billion in 2011 and Qualcomm achieved 45 percent market share and Intel achieved 15 percent, according to the market research firm. Intel's appearance in the ranking is a result of the acquisition of Infineon's wireless business unit early in 2011.
The market is highly dynamic with air interface technologies such as LTE and TD-SCDMA creating opportunities for baseband vendors and non-handset devices such as USB dongles, M2M, e-book readers and tablets providing a significant boost to baseband companies in 2011.
The top five ranking was Qualcomm, Intel, MediaTek, Texas Instruments, and ST-Ericsson, with Qualcomm leading by dint of its dominant market position in CDMA, LTE and W-CDMA basebands.