Silicon slingers prep 64-bit, quad-core processors
The report notes that MediaTek has already received orders for its octa-core chip from top and middle tier Chinese smartphone manufacturers. Despite this, the big name chip producers remain focused on trying to catch up with Apple. In order to get their 64 bit quad-core chips out during the first half of the year, Qualcomm, Broadcomm and NVIDIA have each reworked their roadmaps. Ironically, as the big names all work on matching Apple, MediaTek's own 64 bit silicon has to be delayed because of the company's focus on its octa-core product.