After a poor start, MediaTek still expects to ship 15 million 4G processors this year

After a poor start, MediaTek still expects to ship 15 million 4G processors this year
Strong demand for 4G smartphones in the Chinese market during the second half of this year, should allow silicon slinger MediaTek to reach its goal of shipping 15 million 4G processors in 2014. MediaTek provides low-cost chip solutions for Chinese based handset manufacturers, and the  company suffered through a disappointing first half of 2014 that saw the firm ship only 2 to 3 million 4G application processors.

Carriers in the country, such as China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom are prepping subsidies for 4G handsets based on locking subscribers into their respective networks with the use of contracts. This should help promote 4G phones in the country, and spur demand.

Things will pick up for MediaTek starting this month when it ships its MT6590, MT6582 and MT6595 4G application processors. Starting in the third quarter, shipments of such 4G chips will be running at 2 million a month. That means that the company might be able to ship 12 to 15 million 4G application processors in the second half of the year.

The combination of stronger demand for smartphones in China, along with the shipping of new chips, means that MediaTek just might hit its target of shipping 15 million 4G processors this year.

source: DigiTimes

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10 Comments

1. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

Mediatek need to change their logo. The FONT in their 'M' logo is ugly

10. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Agree, with you. make it feels "Internationa;l"/"World" not in fancy chineese. Btw, keep the progress up, MTK, u got a lot of big potential with ur price and performance (the last is yet)

2. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Better die than creating junk :p

3. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Their chips are very good in performance/price point. Did you ever try Xioami Redmi Note. It a has a true octa core chip produced by meidatek. Don not call anything junk without using.

5. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

it overheats, they don't release drivers, it's slow, and the "true" octacore is not even on par with qualcomm's s800 quadcore

7. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

All Cpus heats up. Why don't you use a cover to justify the great Torque and power of A15 Arm V7 Socs. Quallcom still relys on Arm A9 3years old chip. They are the only company that has not nor have the brains to come out with an A15 Cpu. Apple, Nividia, Samsung and other companies already have their A15, while Quallcom will be realising it next year. Joke. The only reason everyone uses slow Snapdragon Socs due to having inbuilt Lte modem.. Well the Mediatek is on par with S800, and only clocked at 1.8ghz vs 2.3ghz. What's the big deal if it overheats. Do you see people complaining about pertol, when they drive 3,4,5 litre engine? You must be the odd one out, who nags cause the phone heats up.

9. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

best price to performance?? LOL 2014 still using the mediocre Cortex-A7,then make multicore and spam the market! 8core or even 16 core A7 is have lower performance than 2core A9/A15!!! because most apps are just optimise for dual and quad core cpu and also they put a high-end gpu with subpar A7 and bottleneck i wish they go bankrupt than spamming the whole market with subpar soc

6. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

Oh c'mon... you said that you love underdog on bb article, but you said junk to mediatek?? Why?? I know mediatek chip is NOT on-par with qualcom, but for what it's worth it's not bad. It's even better than BB, and have a better future (android one CPU).

8. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Well way much better than halfbaked cpu, S800. Taking half the implementation of A15 and using it on the A9, so it wouldn't rinse battery, due to being so powerful and battery hungry A15. You wouldn't be complaining when stingy Oems start to useing higher capacity 4000mah battery to compensate power and battery drainage.

4. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Happy independence day to all the Americans on this site.

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