Report: MediaTek to report lower Q1 shipments of integrated circuits for handsets

Report: MediaTek to report lower Q1 shipments of integrated circuits for handsets
With most of its customers already loaded up on integrated circuits earmarked for handsets, MediaTek will probably report a 15 to 20% drop in shipments sequentially for the first quarter of 2014. This is the word from "industry sources" who say that the silicon slinger is making comparisons tough because of a strong fourth quarter of 2013. Customers in China have already started ordering enough inventory to cover the first quarter, which incudes the Lunar New Year holiday in the country.

Thanks to its rising share of the 3G market, and the delivery of its new 4G enabled chips, MediaTek is expected to have a good year in 2014. Samples of its 4G chips have been sent off to customers, and shipments of the chips should start in earnest shortly after the end of the second quarter.

After reporting a company record of  $39.01 billion NT ($1.33 billion USD) in third quarter revenues, MediaTek previously said it expected Q4's top-line to be flat or off 5% when compared to the previous quarter. Regardless, it has been a great year for the company, as sales are up 34.1% over last year as of November at $122.97 billion NT ($4.1 billion USD).

In addition to the numbers, MediaTek has become to "go-to" guys for those OEMs producing low-cost and entry-level phones. In addition, the company introduced the world's first true octa-core CPU earlier this year. For the first time, a processor has the ability to have all eight cores active at one time.

source: DigiTimes



1. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1382; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

This Company is really pushing the processor competition hard and will in turn cause Qualcomm, Nivida, and Samsung to continue to improve on their designs. I know that Qualcomm 64 bit SoC is already being sampled and will most likely reign supreme for the foreseeable future ( especially hen the High end 64 bit Soc is introduced). Technology just keeps moving and moving...

2. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

qualcom 64 bit soc are not being sampled right now they will be sampled in 1h 2104 (around April) and devices will launch in 2h 2014 right now snapdragon 805 (which is 32 bit) is being sampled and devices will launch in march

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