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MediaTek dismisses rumors of 10nm supply cuts

by on21 December 2016


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.

The report originally claimed that MediaTek had revised its 10nm chip outlook for 2017, which would affect its overall competitiveness with TSMC’s other customers including Apple, Hisilicon and Spreadtrum.

The company’s upcoming deca-core Helio X30 and X35 chips are expected to compete with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 by using a tri-cluster configuration – two Cortex A73 cores at 2.8GHz, four Cortex A53 cores at 2.2GHz, and four Cortex A35 cores at 2GHz. 

In September, the company announced its partnership with TSMC for volume production of the Helio X30-series SoCs for the high-end market, along with X35 SoCs for the lower-end market. The latter are expected to use a lower standard of the company’s 10nm process design. Production on both chips is scheduled to have already begun this month through January, while sales revenue is expected to begin in the first quarter of next year.

Last modified on 21 December 2016
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