Despite a slowdown in demand for feature phones, MediaTek and Spreadtrum Communications are expected to land large-volume solution orders for feature phones from international brands soon, according to industry sources.
MediaTek is expected to receive the speculated feature phone solution orders from Nokia
, which has announced plans to slash 10,000 jobs worldwide and other cost-reduction measures, the sources noted.
Meanwhile, Samsung Electronics is expected to source 2.5G/75G handset solutions from Spreadtrum, the sourced a
Spreadtrum is also expected to roll out 4G and quad-core smartphone solutions before year-end 2012, ramping up the company's total handset solution shipm
ents in the second half of the year, the sources added.