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MediaTek to invest $1 billion U.S. Dollars in 2014 to develop new chips

0. phoneArena 07 Nov 2013, 00:56 posted on

While MediaTek has a reputation as the chip used in entry-level smartphones by manufacturers, the company did gain some notoriety earlier this year by developing the first true octa-core processor; according to industry sources, the silicon slinger usually spends 20% of its annual revenue on R&D. That would mean that for this year the figure will reach NT$26 billion ($884 million USD) and rise to NT$30 billion ($1.02 billion USD) in 2014...

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posted on 07 Nov 2013, 01:03 4

1. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Manufacturers need to focus more on per-core performance for the time being. Until developers actually bother to build apps with multi-thread support, octa-cores are virtually useless.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 09:47

5. Shatter (Posts: 2030; Member since: 29 May 2013)


I know Intel's been working on fixing this by having infinite core scaling. Xeon phi uses it but its like $2000 for one of them.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 01:11

2. Genersis (Posts: 197; Member since: 29 May 2013)


I hope this next generation doesn't neglect GPU's as much as the current one.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 01:29

3. joey_sfb (Posts: 3003; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Android is a consumer device GPU is should be given more attention as Open ES 3.0 games will be coming 2014.

posted on 07 Nov 2013, 03:00

4. Sondae (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


Mediatek should focus on there problem with there chipset like for start fix gps and gpu. How i wish they put LTE soon on there chipset.

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