Xiaomi becomes a partner with processors manufacturer Leadcore
Xiaomi has decided to take a thought on manufacturing devices on their own processors, so not to depend on other suppliers such as Qualcomm and MediaTek.
Vice President of Leadcore Mr. Marshal Cheng has officially confirmed that at the moment they are working with Xiaomi at all three levels: product, technology, and patents.
For Chinese Xiaomi is especially important last point — patents, as the company has long been looking for something to put in their “patents folder ” to better protect their products in an aggressive global arena.
Leadcore is exactly holding several patents in the field of Chinese standard TD-SCDMA 3G, and patents in LTE.
Why Xiaomi needs to produce devices on their own processors if there are Qualcomm and MediaTek?
The answer is logical and simple — diversification of risks. In addition, the company will be able to protect their products by means of a portfolio of patents Leadcore. Xiaomi plans to expand into other global markets and development of their own SoC — it is a very reasonable step, and even profitable in the longer term.
Moreover, Leadcore — produces a very low-cost solutions for mobile devices, and collaboration with Xiaomi enables last to compete with Samsung (Exynos) and Huawei (Hisilicon) directly with their own solutions.
Reminding that this is not the first time of close cooperation of two Chinese corporations, we have already seen the first result of the partnership in the face of super-budget Redmi 2A.