Strategy this year is to sell high-end smartphone SoCs
MediaTek, the fabless semiconductor company from Taiwan that provides SoCs for HDTVs, Blu-ray players and wireless products, saw its revenues jump by 29.2 percent year-over-year to a record high of $8.6 billion (¥$275.51 billion), according to the latest industry reports.
SK Hynix has joined Samsung with its ability to deliver LPDDR4 8GB memory for future phones and tablets. Fudzilla expects to see quite a few phones with 8GB or RAM in the high end market next year, but we think that 8GB is pure marketing and unnecessary for most phone tasks.
TSMC on track to fulfill chip orders in Q1 2017
A recent report from Chinese-based Economic Daily News claimed that MediaTek would be slashing orders for its upcoming ten-core, 10-nanometer chips by at least 50 percent. Now, the company has publicly dismissed the rumor, saying it was not the source.
MediaTek has another design win in the 5.5-inch format
MediaTek had some success in the 5.5-inch market with HTC and it looks like the partnership will continue with HTC One X10 which will launch soon with the Helio P10 under the bonnet.
Fully integrated solution in Q1 2017
Nvidia has already announced that its integrated automotive solution won the hearts of Tesla and Volvo, while Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 820A for automotive in early 2016. Now MediaTek has announced a plan to bring holistic, fully integrated system solutions to the automotive industry beginning in Q1 2017.
Addition to Helio X20 and X25
MediaTek has announced two more Helio X20 series products - a Helio X27 and an X23 and as you can figure out from the names, Helio X27 is faster than the X25 while X23 is a bit slower.
Jumping two places since last year
MediaTek and Nvidia will be the two fastest growing companies in 2016, according to a report prepared by beancounters at IC Insights.
Works with any Ultra HDTV using a MediaTek chipset
On Sunday, MediaTek announced UltraCast, a new chipset-enabled streaming technology that allows users of MediaTek Helio-based smartphones to stream 4K content wirelessly to their television sets and set-top boxes.
Coming in 1H 2017
Qualcomm was the first to announce 10nm SoC and claims that it has started shipping to OEMs but it looks like MediaTek won’t be that far behind either.
Available for pre-order at US $199.99
UMi has unveiled its latest smartphone, the UMi Plus E, which features a 5.5-inch FHD screen and will be one of the first available smartphones with Mediatek's Helio P20 octa-core chipset.