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MediaTek UltraCast Brings 4K Streaming to Connected Devices

22 Nov

MediaTek has announced the launch of its UltraCast technology, the first chipset-enabled streaming technology on the market that enables users to enjoy the stunning clarity of 4K video content generated by their smartphones and stream it wirelessly to a 4K-ready television or set-top box. (more…)

Goodix Share Price Rallies on Share Listing

19 Oct

Share price of Goodix, which produces touch-screen and fingerprint recognition chips, rallied at daily limit of 10%, closing at 30.76 yuan, on 18 Oct. following surge of 44% on opening price of 19.42 yuan on the first trading day of 17 Oct. for its shares on Shanghai Stock Exchange, bringing potential windfall to MediaTek, with 24% stake originally, which has been diluted to 21.34% after the IPO. (more…)

MediaTek Teams up with WPG for Hardware Development Kit of Wearable Devices

12 Oct

The creative lab under Taiwan’s MediaTek announced on October 11th that the LinkIT 2523 Hardware development Kit (HDK) for wearable devices that it built with Silicon Application Corp (SAC), a distributor under WPG Holdings, is now available on the market. The HDK, which is based on MediaTek’s MT2523G chipset, will be ideal for developing more sophisticated wearable devices such as smartwatches, fitness trackers, health monitors, emergency locators and more. (more…)

China’s Meizu Drops Samsung, Continues Using Taiwan’s MediaTek

7 Oct

China’s Meizu aborted its plan to use Samsung’s chip in its new device due to the chipset’s compatibility with China’s 4G networks. (more…)

First MediaTek-Powered Smartphone Introduced by Sprint

19 Sep

The first MediaTek-enabled smartphone for Sprint launched today, breaking new ground for MediaTek in the U.S. market. This marks MediaTek’s first premium chipset offered in a device on a major U.S. carrier network. (more…)

Unstoppable MediaTek Made a New Monthly Revenue Record

12 Sep

MediaTek is unstoppable! The financial results for August announced on Sep. 7th showed that the company’s monthly revenue has benefited significantly from the strong demand in China’s smartphone market. Its profit for this month has also reached a new high, thanks to the effects of the peak season. (more…)

MediaTek Debuts Helio X30 Chip Featuring 10nm Process Technology

11 Aug

MediaTek, Taiwan’s leading fabless IC maker, has rolled out Helio X30 chip featuring 10nm process technology, scheduled for mass production in the first quarter of 2017, according to Digitimes, a domestic print media. (more…)

Will Chinese Investment in MediaTek be Blocked?

21 Jun

Opponents of permitting Chinese investment in MediaTek called on the government Saturday to not change existing regulations for the benefit of the smartphone chipmaker. (more…)

MediaTek Reportedly Seeking to Sell Patent Rights in Face of Worsening Earnings Numbers

5 Feb

Leading Taiwanese chip designer MediaTek announced Feb. 1 to transfer 466 of its patent rights, worth over NT$475 million (US$14.30 million), to its newly established subsidiary, a patent licensing company, leading to media speculations that MediaTek may be seeking to sell its patent rights to lift its diving revenues. (more…)

MediaTek Shipments to Fall in 2016

29 Dec

MediaTek said Monday it expects its mobile chip shipments to grow by a low double-digit-percentage at best in 2016. (more…)