The global smartphone market continues a protracted decline.
As the global smartphone market continues its protracted downturn, Oppo, the largest smartphone manufacturer in China, is closing its chip design division.
According to a corporate spokeswoman, “the company is closing its Zeku division due to uncertainty about the global economy and the mobile industry.”
Zeku develops the MariSilixon X image processing chip.
The MariSilixon X imaging chip, created by Zeku’s subsidiary and unveiled in late 2021, has been a mainstay of Oppo’s flagship products ever since.
Over the past year, Oppo’s shipments have decreased by double digits, and the business, like other manufacturers of smartphones, is dealing with a chip surplus.
According to IDC data, Oppo was the main brand that suffered the most in 2022, as the world’s largest smartphone market, China, had a significant decline in demand that lasted more than a year.