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MediaTek is getting more tablet chip orders

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MediaTek is getting more tablet chip orders
MediaTek is a growing force. The chip maker first saw its silicon adopted by white-box Chinese smartphone makers, but now as it’s gotten recognition from first tier brands like Acer, Asus and Lenovo, it is getting more and more orders for its tablet chips. The company has now raised its projected shipments to between 15 and 20 million units, up from an earlier estimate of 10 to 15 million.

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.

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 21 Aug 2013, 05:55

1. boosook (Posts: 976; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


The last thing that was still designed in the US was chipsets...

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 09:38

5. AMDPhenomX4 (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)


ARM is based in Britain. They were never US designs.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 06:52 3

2. nobelset (Posts: 269; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


I would say welcome mediatek and goodbye to those not innovative enough to compete anymore...

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 07:37 3

3. Shatter (Posts: 2015; 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.

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 08:42

4. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


More the merrier! With all the added business qualcom and nvidia among others will have to do more now

posted on 21 Aug 2013, 14:25

6. Captain_Doug (Posts: 753; 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.

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