UMC scoops up 28nm SoC orders from TSMC
Published in Processors


Qualcomm and MediaTek take the plunge

Last week it emerged that TSMC may be losing some 28nm orders to other foundries, and now it appears that UMC is snatching its business.

MediaTek Helio coming in 20nm soon
Published in Mobiles


CorteX A72, 3rd gen LTE modem

MediaTek is going through a big branding transition, so in the future we will see more emphasis on the new Helio brand than on the model numbers such as MT6795.

Qualcomm and MediaTek reportedly shifting orders from TSMC
Published in Processors


Looking for cheaper 28nm alternatives?

Qualcomm and MediaTek are reportedly shifting some of their orders from TSMC, in search of better pricing.

Larger HTC One M9+ coming
Published in Mobiles


5.2-inch, MediaTek MT6795T inside

HTC has invited press to an event in Shanghai and they will most likely see the HTC One M9+, and possibly the E9, an inexpensive version of the new HTC One.

MediaTek bringing Cortex-A72 to smartphones in Q4
Published in Processors


MT679X series parts to use new core, new node

MediaTek became the first chipmaker to publically demo a SoC based on ARM’s latest Cortex-A72 CPU core, but the company's upcoming chip still relies on the old 28nm manufacturing process. 

MediaTek to reap benefits of Chinese smartphone push
Published in Mobiles


More brands expanding westward, using MT products

MediaTek stands to gain big if Chinese phonemakers gain a foothold in western markets. 

MediaTek's new SoC brand is Helio
Published in Processors


MT6795 is now Helio X10

Starting last week, following a strong showing at the Mobile World Congress, MediaTek has a new brand name for its premium phone SoCs that is easier to remember than MT, followed by four digits. 

HTC One E9 and M9 plus spec looks good
Published in Mobiles


Both rely on MediaTek 6795 SoC

HTC will be launching two cool phones to follow up the HTC One M9 release. The flagship phone looks good and performs quite well, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. We could not get to overheat it doing our time with the device. 

MediaTek to license AMD graphics
Published in Graphics

For high-end SoCs

One of the hottest things we learned at the Mobile World Congress is that MediaTek is working with AMD on mobile SoC graphics.

World’s first Cortex-A72 SoC spotted at MWC 15
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MediaTek MT8173 runs prototype tablet 

We had a chance to see the world’s first Cortex-A72 CPU core in the quad-core MediaTek 8173 SoC.