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

MediaTek to invest $1 billion U.S. Dollars in 2014 to develop new chips
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 spending on R&D will reach NT$26 billion ($884 million USD) and rise to NT$30 billion ($1.02 billion USD) in 2014. That is based on revenue of NT$130 billion ($4.42 billion USD) this year, rising 15-25% to a range of NT$149.5 billion-NT$162.5 billion ($5.09 billion USD-$5.53 billion USD) next year.

MediaTek is expected to release six new processors for smartphones in 2014. This includes two octa-core CPUs, two quad-core CPUs and a dual-core and single-core CPU. Tablets are going to get some MediaTek lovin' as well. More than six new CPU's for tablets will be introduced by the company next year covering high-end, mid-range and entry-level slates.

source: DigiTimes

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5 Comments

1. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 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.

5. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 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.

2. Genersis

Posts: 219; Member since: May 29, 2013

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

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

4. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 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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