Taipei, Tuesday, May 23, 2017 23:15 (GMT+8)
thunderstorms
Taipei
31°C
Digitimes Research: MediaTek open platform to attract more wearable device vendors
AL Huang, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Tuesday 24 June 2014]

MediaTek's open LinkIt platform developed for wearable devices may offer opportunities for hardware developers to come out with wearable devices with killer applications rather than general-purpose smartwatches being rolled out by vendors, according to Digitimes Research.

Most wearable devices rolled out currently, such as smartglasses, smartwatches and smart activity trackers function as notification devices through connections with handsets, and therefore enable the displays of SMS, incoming calls, calendar as well as voice communications and search, but no killer applications.

MediaTek's LinkIt platform integrates special application processors and sensors plus software development kits to enable developers to create new applications. As a result, more and more wearable device makers are likely to adopt the LinkIt platform, said Digitimes Research.

Content from this article was part of a complete Digitimes Research Chinese-language report that has not yet been translated into English. If you are interested in an English version of the report or wish to receive more information about the report, click here to contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Digitimes Research also provides quarterly tracking services for market sectors such as Global Tablet, China Smartphone, China Smartphone AP, Taiwan ICT and Taiwan FPD. Click here for more information about Digitimes Research Tracking services.

Realtime news
  • 3S teaming up with Marvell to develop 28nm controller chips

    Bits + chips | 35min ago

  • Taiwan April manufacturing production index down on month, up on year, says MOEA

    Bits + chips | 36min ago

  • Globalfoundries and Chengdu partner to expand FD-SOI ecosystem in China

    Bits + chips | 38min ago

  • Taiwan April manufacturing production index down on month, up on year, says MOEA

    Before Going to Press | 50min ago

  • Weltrend to see revenues expand by double-digit rate in 2017

    Before Going to Press | 51min ago

  • Taiwan market: Samsung launches Samsung Pay

    Before Going to Press | 51min ago

  • Foxconn Electronics, Sharp to invest in R&D of Micro LED

    Before Going to Press | 52min ago

  • POS maker Posiflex to ramp up capacity by 30%

    Before Going to Press | 56min ago

  • ChipMOS reportedly lands gold bumping orders for AMOLED driver ICs from Samsung

    Before Going to Press | 57min ago

  • Micro LED to come into trial production in 2H17

    Before Going to Press | 57min ago

  • LG Display setting up 10.5G TFT-LCD factory in South Korea

    Before Going to Press | 58min ago

  • AUO procures production equipment from Applied Materials South East

    Before Going to Press | 1h 1min ago

  • Globalfoundries and Chengdu partner to expand FD-SOI ecosystem in China

    Before Going to Press | 1h 3min ago

  • Topco 2017 revenues to rise over 10%

    Before Going to Press | 1h 5min ago

  • Newmax sets new share price for private placement

    Before Going to Press | 1h 5min ago

  • SMIC eyeing top-3 spot in pure-play foundry segment

    Before Going to Press | 1h 6min ago

  • AUO showcasing feature display panels at SID Display Week 2017

    Before Going to Press | 1h 6min ago

Pause
 | 
View more
Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
Intel strategies in the mobile device market
The transition to 4k TV - UHD TV market forecast, 2014-2017
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.