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News tagged MediaTek
  • Last update: Monday 30 November 2015 [971 news items]

MediaTek to place foundry orders with SMIC, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 30, 15:58

MediaTek is considering to including China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) as one of its wafer foundry partners, according to a Chinese-language...

Commentary: Taiwan IC backend firms facing challenge from fast expanding China competitors

Nov 26, 16:23

A recent media report indicating that China-based Jiangsu Changjing Electronics Technology (JCET) has landed SiP (system-in-package) module orders from Apple could serve as a warning...

Competition among SoC suppliers to heat up

Nov 17, 10:57

Competition among smartphone-use SoC providers is expected to heat up in 2016 as companies are gearing up for their new 8- or 10-core solution rollouts.

MediaTek, HLMC announce tape-out of 28nm mobile chips

Nov 16, 11:04

MediaTek and Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) have completed the tape-out of a 28nm mobile chip design, according to the China-based 12-inch foundry.

MediaTek Helio X30 chips to be built by TSMC

Nov 13, 11:08

MediaTek will unveil its Helio X30-series SoC chips in early 2016 with volume production slated for the end of the second quarter or early in the third. The X30-series will be built...

BOE to buy stake in ChipMOS Shanghai plant, says report

Stockwatch - Nov 12, 10:27

China's BOE Technology, which has received government support to step into the upstream driver IC business, plans to make an equity investment for a stake in packaging and testing...

TSMC 'grand alliance' more powerful than China's 'red supply chain,' says Chang

Nov 10, 00:11

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) "grand alliance" with its ecosystem partners and customers has already been enhanced for years, while China's so-called...

Morris Chang

Realtek dismisses rumors about sale of TV and network IC units

Stockwatch - Nov 9, 22:27

IC design house Realtek Semiconductor has dismissed recent rumors indicating the company will spin off its two business units and sell them to MediaTek and Novatek Microelectronics...

MediaTek, TSMC urge Taiwan government to ease restrictions on China investment in chipmakers

Nov 9, 11:02

The chairmen of MediaTek and TSMC both agree that Taiwan's government should be more liberal towards the issue of allowing China-based firms to invest in the local IC industry sectors,...

MediaTek posts record October revenues

Stockwatch - Nov 6, 14:40

Acquiring analog IC specialist Richtek Technology boosted MediaTek's revenues for October 2015 to a record high.

MediaTek chairman invests in fingerprint sensor maker Egistec, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 4, 11:31

MediaTek chairman MK Tsai has personally committed equity investment in fingerprint sensor maker Egis Technology (Egistec), according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News...

Taiwan to review ban on Chinese investment in local IC design sector

Nov 3, 11:14

Taiwan will asses the feasibility of lifting a ban on investments by China-based firms in the local IC design industry, according to officials from Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs...

Commentary: Tsinghua Unigroup investment in PTI may trigger Taiwan policy change for semiconductor industry

Nov 3, 10:59

The investment of NT$19.4 billion (US$598 million) by China-based Tsinghua Unigroup to take a 25% stake in Taiwan's IC backend service company Powertech Technology (PTI) could lead...

Tsinghua Unigroup expresses interest in MediaTek

Nov 2, 21:30

China's state-backed technology conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup, which owns both Spreadtrum Communications and RDA Microelectronics, has expressed interest in merging its two chip...

Tsinghua Unigroup chairman Zhao Wei-Guo

Falling handset-IC prices put pressure on gross margin, says MediaTek

Nov 2, 11:07

Intense competition among handset-IC suppliers has led to falling chip prices affecting negatively MediaTek's gross margin performance, according to company president Ching-Jiang...

MediaTek 3Q15 profits soar 25%

Oct 30, 15:45

MediaTek's net profits soared to almost NT$8 billion (US$246 million) in the third quarter of 2015 hitting the highest quarterly level for the year.

Huawei using more HiSilicon chips in high-end smartphones

Oct 30, 12:13

The ratio Kirin-series application processors, developed by HiSilicon Technologies, used in Huawei's mid-range and high-end smartphones has continued to increase, which is unfavorable...

Richtek to focus on analog chips for mobile devices, wearables

Oct 26, 22:37

After becoming a unit of MediaTek, Richtek Technology will continue to expand its analog IC portfolio and move more aggressively to gain market share, according to sources familiar...

IC demand from China smartphone vendors to remain brisk in 2016, say sources

Oct 23, 11:29

Taiwan-based IC design houses expect demand for IC parts from China-based smartphone vendors to remain brisk in early 2016 as vendors have continued to upgrade the hardware specifications...

MediaTek to attract investment from China Mobile, says report

Stockwatch - Oct 23, 10:47

China Mobile will make an equity investment in MediaTek to form a strategic alliance with the Taiwan-based IC design house, according to a recent Economic Daily News (EDN)...

Global 2Q15 smartphone AP market grows slightly, says Strategy Analytics

Oct 16, 10:40

The global smartphone applications processor (AP) market grew by a modest 1.5% from a year earlier in the second quarter of 2015, while the tablet AP sector saw an on-year decline...

Taiwan IC design industry not yet open to China investments, says MOEA

Oct 13, 16:11

China-based companies are still prohibited from setting up independent IC design houses in Taiwan or committing equity investments in the local IC design firms, according to the Ministry...

MediaTek September revenues hit 6-month high

Stockwatch - Oct 7, 15:36

MediaTek saw its September revenues climb to a six-month high of NT$20.04 billion (US$615.4 million).

MediaTek dismisses layoff rumors

Stockwatch - Oct 5, 21:59

MediaTek has issued a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) dismissing rumors of pending layoffs.

MediaTek expanding IoT ecosystem

Oct 2, 16:09

MediaTek is stepping up efforts to expand its Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. The fabless chipmaker has announced a series of new partnerships to push its SoC shipments across...

MediaTek, Huawei to tap SSD controller market

Oct 1, 10:10

MediaTek and Huawei are reportedly looking to enter the market for SSD controllers bringing more competition to the market.

MediaTek chipsets power new Amazon devices

Sep 18, 16:27

MediaTek has announced that its chipset solutions will power an array of Amazon consumer products, including the Amazon Fire TV, and Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 tablets.

Digitimes Research: Spreadtrum to push new AP for 2H15, threatening MediaTek and Qualcomm

Sep 15, 15:18

With cooperation with Intel, China-based smartphone application processor (AP) supplier Spreadtrum is expected to start pushing 64-bit 8-core 5-mode 4G products for the mid-range...

MediaTek dismisses speculation about Parade acquisition

Stockwatch - Sep 15, 14:58

MediaTek has posted a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) stating it was not the source of a Chinese-language Liberty Times report indicating Parade Technologies...

Digitimes Research: MediaTek acquisition to help Richtek ramp up PWM IC shipments

Sep 11, 16:07

The acquisition of Richtek Technology by MediaTek will help the analog IC vendor to push sales of its power management (PWM) solutions to the smartphone and TV panel sectors, according...

Commentary: MediaTek to account for over 50% revenues of Taiwan IC design industry

Sep 10, 15:09

The landscape of Taiwan's IC design industry is set to undergo significant changes in 2016 as MediaTek has disclosed plans to acquire up to 100% stake in analog IC vendor Richtek...

Richtek posts record August revenues

Sep 10, 10:57

Analog IC supplier Richtek Technology has reported record consolidated revenues of NT$1.15 billion (US$35.2 million) for August 2015. The August revenues represented increases of...

MediaTek looking to acquire Richtek

Sep 7, 22:04

MediaTek has disclosed plans to acquire an up to 51% stake in Richtek Technology, and is ultimately looking to buy 100% of the fellow Taiwan-based fabless IC firm.


MediaTek August revenues rise 6%

Stockwatch - Sep 7, 21:54

MediaTek has announced consolidated revenues of NT$19.01 billion (US$580 million) for August 2015, up 6.1% on month but down 3.3% on year.

Major Taiwan-based fabless IC firms likely to suffer revenue decreases in 2015

Sep 7, 14:16

Many of Taiwan's leading IC design houses such as MediaTek and Novatek are likely to suffer revenue and profit declines in 2015, according to industry observers.

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