I read with great interest on the comment that Qualcomm’s dominance has resulted in “distorted pricing”. It is obvious that Mediatek will be enabling lower cost LTE solutions as it pushes hard to enter LTE market and to enable 64-bit mobile computing.
Another point that was highlighted in this writeup is the licensing of Arm Cortex-A50 series processor cores. No word on what Mediatek plans to do with the A53 and A57 cores, but they are following the leads of AMD, Broadcom, HiSilicon and Samsung.
It remains to be seen how the competition is going to heat up in the next few quarters.
- MediaTek wants to crash Qualcomm’s party by powering LTE, 64-bit smartphones (pcadvisor.co.uk)
- MediaTek working on ARM Cortex-A50 chips (liliputing.com)
- MediaTek Joins ARM’s 64-Bit Club (xbitlabs.com)
- MediaTek to launch 4G LTE-enabled MTK6290 SoC (intomobile.com)