MediaTek is getting more tablet chip orders
The quad-core MediaTek MT8125 and MT8135 are now adopted by a growing number of Chinese companies. Now, some Chinese makers are virtually forced to go with MediaTek chips to compete and have to find new ways to differentiate.
So far, Chinese chip makers AllWinner and Rockchip were the leading providers of tablet solutions for the world’s largest country and market. Acer, Asustek Computer and Lenovo have now introduced tablets in the $99 to $199 segment with MT chips, though, and that has further increased competition.
1. boosook (Posts: 1252; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
The last thing that was still designed in the US was chipsets...
5. AMDPhenomX4 (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)
ARM is based in Britain. They were never US designs.
2. nobelset (Posts: 270; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
I would say welcome mediatek and goodbye to those not innovative enough to compete anymore...
3. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)
How is their no competition, a year ago the best phones were the GS3 and HTC One X, new phones like the Optimus G2 are scoring over 3x higher in benchmarks. 3x the power in less than a year is insane.
4. ajac09 (Posts: 1430; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
More the merrier! With all the added business qualcom and nvidia among others will have to do more now
6. Captain_Doug (Posts: 932; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
While the cheap SOC's are nice for competition, they should come out with a premium line for high end handsets. Their processing power isn't too far behind whats needed but their graphics are pretty weak.