MediaTek gets into the car race
Published in Wearables


Talking to European car vendors

MediaTek's R&D teams are working with European-based car vendors to develop the company's automotive electronics and virtual reality (VR) offerings.

MediaTek is a Daydream believer
Published in Mobiles


Qualcomm still keeping quiet

MediaTek has told some media outlets that it plans to support Google's new VR platform called Daydream.

Mediatek will spin off VR unit next month
Published in Wearables


Will boost VR business

MediaTek is so confident about its VR plans it is going to spin off its VR division to form an independent company in June.

TSMC to drop 16nm and 20nm pricing
Published in Processors


Helping out its contract chip makers

TSMC is thinking about dropping contract prices for its handset-IC clients to help ease the pressure of their declining ASPs and gross margins.

MediaTek talks about 4K and HDR
Published in News


In 2016, streaming Ultra HD is the key

On Thursday, MediaTek executives took part in a 2016 Futuresource New Content Horizons conference together with Samsung, Sony and DTS in the heart of the entertainment industry, in West Hollywood, California.

MediaTek partners with NavInfo
Published in News


Digital mapping service and 82.9% stake in AutoChips

Rumors that MediaTek might acquire Intel’s mobile division spiked a lot of conversations all over tech industry which, as we said, were  wrong. But MediaTek did announce a strategic partnership with NavInfo which is a Chinese-based digital mapping service provider and now an automotive chip manufacturer. 

MediaTek isn't buying Intel mobile
Published in Mobiles

But is planning something big

One of our industry contacts told us a rumor that MediaTek might acquire Intel’s mobile division. We asked a few people within the mobile department, and it appears this is not happening.

MediaTek expects profits to rise
Published in News


But margins will fall

MediaTek expects to post revenue growth of 24-32 percent in the second quarter of 2016, but also thinks its gross margins for the quarter will fall.

Samsung cranks up third gen FinFET process
Published in Processors


Lower electricity and cheaper

Samsung Electronics is introducing a third 14-nano FinFET system semiconductor process that has lower electricity consumption and production cost than previous cost.

UMi Touch 2 comes with Helio X25
Published in Mobiles


Helio X25 not just for Meizu

UMi is one of the strongest performing Chinese brands which becamse popular because of its sub $200 phones. Recently the outfit announced its UMi Touch phone powered with MTK6753 octa core and now it seems that its successor, UMi Touch 2 is a Helio X25 phone.