MediaTek Pushes Tablets, IoT and Connected Home at MWC

MediaTek are consolidating projected growth over a third in 2015 by building out solutions across tablet, LTE and smartphone, as well as investing in its MediaTek Labs to develop standards and applications for IoT and the connected home, in partnership with EMEA partners, customers, entrepreneurs, and developers. It will be launching:

Sunday March 1st

  • A new SoC for mobile communications – the industry’s highest-performance tablet SoC and first to feature the new ARM® Cortex®-A72 mobile CPU
  • Cross Mount – a new standard for Consumer Device Collaboration to allow seamless secure sharing of content and hardware/software capabilities between multiple cloud-connected devices (far more than simple mirroring, think being able to run the audio from your TV speakers through your smartphone)
  • MediaTek Ventures – a new global team/initiative to seek out the next best ideas/companies for MediaTek to invest in

Monday March 2nd

  • A new Cloud Sandbox data platform to better help developers at MediaTek Labs create new solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • MediaTek Labs Partner Connect – a new supply chain partner programme allowing developers of Wearables and IoT devices to design and launch their products by matching them with members of MediaTek’s partner network.
  • MT3188, an industry-first multi-mode wireless charging application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC)

MediaTek in 2015:

Increased headcount. MediaTek plans to increase its R&D headcount by about a fifth this year (up 2,000 people), as it looks to establish a bigger presence in the LTE smartphone market.

Expansion beyond China. MediaTek continues to expand its sales outside China, expecting to increase revenue outside China to about 40 to 50 percent of total sales in 2015, compared with about 30 to 40 percent last year.

Expansion in LTE. MediaTek forecasts that its shipments of LTE products this year will soar to 150 million units from about 30 million last year. The company expects to ship more than 450 million chips for smartphones in general in 2015, an increase of almost a third from the 350 million units that MediaTek forecast for 2014.

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