Northland analyst Gus Richard wrote that MediaTek might displace Intel for the product at Apple, which he says has been rumored to be working on their own modem. Apple is already planning to phase out Intel chips in Mac computers as soon as 2020, according to previous reports.
The bad news for Intel follow a Goldman Sachs note today detailing its souring outlook on Intel, after analysts met with more than 25 companies in the technology supply chain last week. Despite positive trends, Toshiya Hari and Mark Delaney wrote that Intel could stand to lose market share in the server CPU market, which it currently dominates.
In the past seven days, Intel lost $13 billion in market value, the CEO resigned after a relationship with a staffer and it was downgraded by two analysts.
Intel has lost its silicon production advantage over its competition it had in the past, and plans release the first silicon from its 10nm process technology in 2019. Meanwhile, rival TSMC is already ramping up 7nm chip manufacturing volume.
Besides the slow PC market, Intel has not managed to enter the market of low-power chips for mobile devices, although some analysts remain bullish on the semiconductor giant.