MediaTek looking to add value to smartphones with new peripheral chips
According to industry sources, MediaTek, which is already known for is low price chip solutions and for its true octa-core MT6592 CPU, is talking with 10 IC design houses. The talks are being conducted to help the Taiuwan based company offer features like wireless charging.
Three of the design houses, On-Bright Electronics, Leadtrend Technology and iWatt, have had their rapid charge controller ICs tested for use on MediaTek's chipset technology. Even with the testing, there is no word as to when the company will make these chips available to smartphone manufacturers.