10nm and 7nm process technologies unlikely for 2018
MediaTek is likely to fall behind its rivals when it comes to using advanced 10nm and 7nm process technologies.
Back to its Mid-market roots
MediaTek has just announced its latest addition to the Helio family with two new octa core Helio P23 and P30 CPUs, both at 16nm from TSMC.
Pressure is high
Now that Qualcomm is lowering prices for its Snapdragon 450 chips to less than US$10.50, MediaTek is under pressure to follow suit for its Helio P23 series.
Helio X30 10nm debut
MediaTek has been quieter than usual but it seems that its Helio X30 high end chipset will debut with the Meizu 7 Pro phone.
Internet of Things chip
MediaTek today unveiled its first narrow band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) SoC.
MediaTek is considering placing chip orders with Globalfoundries using the foundry's 22nm FD-SOI process technology.
Impressive looks with US $99 price tag
Bezel-less smartphones are pretty much the next big thing apparently as after Xiaomi launched its Mi Mix smartphone, there have been plenty of announcements for a similar smartphone design, and Umidigi is also making one that will cost US $99.
$1.86 billion in the second quarter
MediaTek expects its second-quarter revenues to see sequential increase to $1.86 billion.
Growth outlook of 10 to 15 percent
MediaTek, the Taiwan-based fabless semiconductor company known for its system-on-chip solutions in smartphone and home theater equipment, is expected to post slower than expected growth for Q2 2017 based on a slightly less-optimistic outlook from market observers.
Helio P20 powered shipping May 1st
MediaTek scored with last year’s Sony Xperia XA powered by the Helio P10 and it looks like its successor, the Sony Xperia XA1 powered by the Helio P20, will ship in the US as early as next week.