Taiwanese SoC manufacturer Mediatek appears poised for another potentially stellar performance this year. (more…)
MediaTek Inc., one of Taiwan’s leading integrated circuit designers, revealed its business plans for the period between the second half of this year and early 2015. Its products slated to be commercially available soon include 64-bit-enabled and 8-core chips. Some chipsets will also support the Android L system and 4G LTE connectivity. (more…)
In response to the rising competition from MediaTek Inc., Qualcomm Inc., the world’s biggest maker of mobile phone chips, is reportedly reducing prices unprecedentedly in order to secure its leading position in the market. (more…)
Qualcomm’s growing stature in the chip industry will unlikely be a major threat to Taiwanese SoC designer MediaTek as it prepares to launch a major 64 bit processor in the market: the MT6795. (more…)
Red Bend Software, the market leader in Mobile Software Management with more than 2 billion Red Bend-Enabled devices deployed, announced today that MediaTek, Inc., the pioneering fabless semiconductor company, has chosen to partner with Red Bend to deliver firmware over-the-air (FOTA) software as a Service (SaaS) designed to update wearables. (more…)
Global Baseband Chip Revenue Ranking: Mediatek Remains in Second Place, Spreadtrum Rises Past Intel for the First Time30 Jun
Chinese chip maker Spreadtrum Communications has recently made a respectable run in the baseband chip industry, replacing Intel to become the third largest baseband chip maker in the world. The emerging company is currently only behind Mediatek and Qualcomm when it comes to revenue, but isn’t in any position to challenge their dominance just yet. (more…)
MediaTek’s New Smartphone Chip Shortage Bumps Prices, Annual Shipment May Reach up to 100 Million Units21 Aug
Recently, there’s been a lot of hype regarding the massive shortage of MediaTek’s smartphone chips, whose “gone by the second,””one day one price” reputation made them popular, widely pursued items within the market. The 3G version of the chip has seen its price mark rise up 1.5 times, whereas the other versions have enjoyed as much as a 40% price increase. With the demand far exceeding what MediaTek had originally anticipated, many within the market have begun to wonder whether expectations towards the Taiwanese company’s quarterly performance should be raised. At the current phase, the 3G version chips represent about 60% of the company’s sales. By 4Q12, that figure is expected to rise up to 80%.
Regarding MediaTek’s 2012 shipment estimates, TrendInsider believes that the total quantity could reach between 95 million units to 100 million units, far surpassing the original 31 million units released during 1H12. The favorable increase, in a way, can be attributed to the good reputation earned by the Taiwan-based company’s middle to high end 3G “MT6575” chip and the duo core mobile phone chip. Much attention has been directed towards the former, which is known by the “gone by the second” reputation and has become a huge, go-to target within the market. While the official price for the 3G chip is listed at around the $14 to $15 USD range (about $420 to $450 NTD), the market price has increased to as high as $38 USD (approximately $1440 NTD). The price increase rate shows that people are willing to get their hands on product even if it means paying one times the original price.
The duo core“MT6577,”on the other hand, is known for its effective cost and for leading the competitors during the first quarter, and is recently making a similarly huge impact on the Chinese market. The “MT6515”chip, similar to the 3G chip, has seen its price grow from $6 USD ($180 NT) to $13.5 USD ($405 NT).
Given that MediaTek’s chips are experiencing a major shortage, distributers with the product at hand have engaged in various techniques, going as far as to offer the products at the “one day one price” strategy. With the explosive demand from even China’s third to fourth tiered cities, along with MediaTek’s ever growing business ambitions, the company’s performance is expected to grow exponentially.
|MediaTek Smartphone Chip Series|
|3G||MT6575||3.5G/HSUPA/TD-SCDMA Single Core||2Q12|
|MT6577||HSUPA-TDSCDMA Duo Core||
|2.75 G (EDGE)||MT6516||GSM/GPRS/EDGE Duo Core|
|MT6513||GSM/GPRS/EDGE Duo Core||
|MT6517||GSM/TD-SCDMA/EDGE Duo Core|