MediaTek besieged by heavy demand, rushes to get orders out in September
Talk of shortages for the MT6572 as well as for its quad-core MT6589T and MT6582 has led MediaTek's customers to order even more chips to make sure that they are not shut out. Apparently, silicon withdrawal is bad for handset manufacturers' business. According to industry sources, September looks like it will be a record month for MediaTek with revenue poised to hit $14-15 billion NT ($468 million-$502 million). July's near record take was $13.22 billion NT ($440 million USD) which was a 35.5% gain from June and a 43% gain year-over-year. The company is pushing hard to make sure that follow-up orders placed by customers are shipped no later than next month.
Because of the low price of its chips, MediaTek finds itself in such models as the Xiaomi Red Rice. That model is powered by MediaTek's MT6589T and offers quad-core goodness for a price equivalent to $130 USD. But last month MediaTek announced the world's first true octa-core chip, the MT6592. All eight cores can be used at one time without overheating. That compares with the Samsung Exynos 5 octa-core processor that can only use one group of four cores at a time. The MT6592 could give another boost to MediaTek's revenues when mass production begins this November.
Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013
posted on Aug 19, 2013, 3:55 AM 0
Posts: 157; Member since: Feb 23, 2013
posted on Aug 19, 2013, 9:08 AM 2
posted on Aug 19, 2013, 2:39 AM 1
Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 23, 2013
posted on Aug 19, 2013, 3:39 AM 3
PhoneArena Comments Rules
A discussion is a place, where people can voice their opinion, no matter if it is positive, neutral or negative. However, when posting, one must stay true to the topic, and not just share some random thoughts, which are not directly related to the matter.
Things that are NOT allowed:
- Off-topic talk - you must stick to the subject of discussion
- Trolling - see a description
- Flame wars
- Offensive, hate speech - if you want to say something, say it politely
- Spam/Advertisements - these posts are deleted
- Multiple accounts - one person can have only one account
- Impersonations and offensive nicknames - these accounts get banned
Moderation is done by humans. We try to be as objective as possible and moderate with zero bias. If you think a post should be moderated - please, report it.
Have a question about the rules or why you have been moderated/limited/banned? Please, contact us.
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):