MediaTek is getting more tablet chip orders

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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6 Comments

1. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

5. AMDPhenomX4

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

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

2. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

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

3. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 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: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

6. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 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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