Mediatek is a mobile computing and semiconductor company headquartered in Taiwan. Its products include system-on-a-chip solutions for smartphones, tablets, cameras and wearable devices. The firm also provides chips for home entertainment products such as DVD players, set top boxes and Blu Ray players.
Mediatek provides the MTK SoCs used by over 100 smartphone manufacturers worldwide including brands such as Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and more. In 2014 they was ranked tenth on MIT Technology Review’s list of 50 Smartest Companies for their advancements in low-power mobile technology. In 2016 the company partnered with ARM to create an even more powerful processor that consumes less power than its predecessors whilst performing at the same speed or faster.
What is Mediatek?
Mediatek is a leading global semiconductor company, specializing in the design, development and market of innovative high performance logic chips, audio chipsets, mobile application processors (AAP) and multi-core application processors for mobile computing. Their solutions are found in smartphones, tablets and wearable devices from major OEMs such as Apple, HTC Corporation; TeliaSonera: Ericsson; Motorola Mobility: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.; Nokia Corporation; Sony Mobile Communications; SanDisk Corporation; TCL Corporation Limited and it is also found in the global cellular network base stations across Asia Pacific.
Is they good or Snapdragon?
MediaTek is a supplier of mobile processors primarily to Android devices. The firm offers a range of low-power processors, such as the MT6732, which are used in the One Plus One smartphone by Chinese manufacturer OnePlus. The processors that MediaTek deals with are designed for cost-effective integration into smartphones and tablets, rather than high performance within high-end devices.
The company found in Selangor, Malaysia’s capital city on 1st May 1997 by Tak Chee Peng. On 16th October 2017 Xiaomi Technology announced that it had entered into an exclusive strategic partnership with them to use their upcoming chips for its flagship Mi 6 series phones.
What are their future prospects?
In February 2018 the firm posted record revenue of $2.9 billion, up from the previous year’s $2.4 billion, led by its mobile business. The company’s chairman Chan Hao-chung said that the company planned to continue increasing profitability and profitability for this year would be helped by its growing markets in China and southeast Asia. The firm is aiming to IPO in 2019, due to hit a target of $10 billion revenue by then.
Whom does they supply?
Mediatek is a supplier of chipsets for smartphones and tablets such as Huawei Mate 10 (Chinese), Meizu MX6 (Chinese) and Nokia X6 (Chinese).
Products of this company
The chipsets that the company currently produces are list below:
– SoC processors : MT6580, MT6582, MT6589, MT8377, MT8735, MT6735 and more.
– Integrated circuits (IC): System on chip designs based on ARM architecture
– IC design platforms: MediaTek Labs’ technology platform offering IC design service
– RF solutions: The firm also provides a wide range of RF solutions including GPS/GLONASS chips. GPS receivers are use in a variety of applications such as automotive, consumer electronics, and mobile phones. Other types of RF solutions include Bluetooth and WiFi.
What is relationship with Qualcomm?
MediaTek and Qualcomm are rivals that both manufacture chips for smartphones. The firms also compete for the supply of mobile processors to Android manufacturers such as OnePlus, Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo.
They has been fund by Intel since 2001. In 2001 the firm announced that it would create its own semiconductor line-up, but in 2012 the firm shut down its semiconductor manufacturing facilities because the firm had not been profitable enough to sustain it.
Which is better for gaming?
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon is consider to be the best processor for high end games. However, MediaTek’s processors are also design for cost-effective integration into smartphones and tablets, rather than high performance within high-end devices. This enables gaming on lower cost their power devices.
Which is better for photography?
Qualcomm is the market leader in mobile phone cameras due to the Snapdragon 835 image signal processor and Spectra ISP integrated into many flagship phones. But there are also some MediaTek power smartphones that have good cameras, such as the Xiaomi Redmi 3S and YU Yureka S (Indian).
Which is better for watching video?
Qualcomm has a range of mobile processors that are design to serve as the base components for smartphones that enable power efficient streaming of video. The Snapdragon 835 is the best processor for watching high-resolution (4K) videos, with WHRPD (Wireless Head Restraint Display) technology that eliminates the need to plug in headphones. However, Mediatek’s processors are also design for cost-effective integration into smartphones and tablets. Rather than high performance within high-end devices. This enables enjoying movies at a lower cost than their power devices.
Which is better for graphics?
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors have a built in graphics processor. But their processors are also design for cost-effective integration into smartphones and tablets. Rather than high performance within high-end devices. This enables lower-cost MediaTek-power devices to offer good graphics for the price.
Which is better for raw processing power?
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 is the fastest mobile processor on the market. And accordingly, the most expensive mobile processor too, costing a staggering $197 per chip. Their processors also promise to deliver excellent performance for less cost. A recent benchmark comparing a MediaTek Helios X10 chip with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 at only $40.
Which is better for performance?
Qualcomm’s chipsets are consider to be better. Because they use the top-of-the-line cores that are design by Qualcomm. However, MediaTek processors which are design by themself, perform better than what one might expect at the price.
Qualcomm was fine $975 million in 2009 by the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission (TFTC) over alleg monopolistic practices in relation to a patent-licensing contract between Qualcomm and IBM.