China hasn’t always been an easy market for Qualcomm, but a bump in Chinese chip demand has given the U.S. chipmaker something to smile about.

Shares in the company jumped 7 percent in after hours trading following the release of their Q3 earnings on Wednesday, which showed unexpected gains, boosted by Chinese chip demand.

The company posted a 3.6 percent Non-GAAP revenue hike to $6.04 billion USD. Analysts had predicted a year-on-year decline from $5.8 billion to $5.58 billion.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com