|Type||Public (TWSE: 2454)|
|Industry||Fabless semiconductor company|
|Founded||May 28, 1997|
|Headquarters||No. 1, Dusing 1st Rd., Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu, Taiwan|
|Number of locations||Taipei, Jhubei: Taiwan, Beijing, Shanghai, Hefei, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Wuhan, Suzhou, Nanjing : China, Shin-Yokohama: Japan, Seoul, Seongnam: Korea, Singapore, Noida: India, San Jose, Austin, Woburn: USA, Cambourne, Kent: UK, Aalborg: Denmark, Dubai: UAE, Linkoping: Sweden|
|Key people||Ming-Kai Tsai, Chairman
Jyh-Jer Cho, Vice Chairman
|Revenue||US$2.93 billion (2011)|
|Net income||US$460 million (2011)|
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MediaTek Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. The company is a market leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, DVD and Blu-ray products.
Founded in 1997 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange under the code "2454", MediaTek is headquartered in Taiwan and has sales or research subsidiaries in Mainland China, Singapore, India, U.S., Japan, Korea, Denmark, England, Sweden and Dubai.
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As Taiwan's biggest chip designer, MediaTek Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. The company is a market leader and a pioneer in SoC systems for wireless communications, high-definition digital TV, optical storage, DVD, GPS, Blu-ray products and processors for smartphones, supporting Android ICS and Jelly Bean- single, dual and now quad- core.
Corporate history 
MediaTek was originally a research and development unit of United Microelectronics Corporation or UMC, Taiwan's oldest chipmaker, tasked with designing chips for home entertainment products. It was spun off UMC and incorporated on May 28, 1997 in the Science-Based Industrial Park, Hsinchu, Taiwan and was listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSEC) under the ticket "2454" on July 23, 2001.
In its early years of formation, MediaTek made chips for CD and DVD drives in computers and later chips for DVD players and digital TV sets used in home entertainment. By 2000, MediaTek was among the world's biggest in each of its product categories and in 2004, MediaTek ventured into the handset business. Now the company produces quad-core processors for smartphones.
Areas of Focus 
MediaTek provides chip integration systems in the following 4 areas
- Optical Storage Solutions
- Digital Home Solutions such as Digital TV and DVD players (inclusive of Blu-ray related products).
- Mobile Communication solutions
- Wireless Home networking and Broadband access solutions.
MediaTek is the only firm among fabless semiconductor companies that can deliver solutions across the fields of IT, Consumer Electronics and Communications
In 2009, the company spent over US$833 million on research and development. In early 2008 MediaTek expanded its wireless communications product portfolio by buying the assets of Analog Devices' Othello radio transceivers and SoftFone baseband chipsets for about US$350 million. The products go into cell phones and related equipment.
MediaTek's products also help Chinese Shanzhai products to cut cost. MediaTek supplies system software for use with its Shanzhai phone chipsets. It is identified as MAUI and is based on Nucleus RTOS. In addition to enabling new entrants to the cellphone market launch phones within few months, MediaTek has recently ramped up its smartphone roadmap and has enabled sub USD200 smartphones even supporting Android 4.0, otherwise known as Ice Cream Sandwich with chipsets like the MT6575 which is a 1 GHz single-core ARM Cortex-A9 based SoC featuring an HSPA modem, which was followed by the launch of the MT6577 which is a 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 based SoC.
According to IC Insights' May 2009 update to the McClean Report, MediaTek has moved into the Top 20 list of semiconductor sales leaders.
MStar Merger with MediaTek 
22 June 2012 MediaTek announced a tender offer to acquire shares of MStar Semiconductor, Inc. (TSE:3697；Mstar). The tender offer will be executed under “Regulations Governing Public Tender Offers for Securities of Public Companies”. Through this tender offer, MediaTek plans to acquire MStar shares for 0.794 MediaTek shares and NT$1 in cash per MStar share. MediaTek targets to purchase 212 million to 254 million MStar shares (40% to 48% of MStar's outstanding shares) through this tender offer.
Earlier in 2011, MediaTek merged with Ralink Technology Corporation. MediaTek also acquired DSP Provider, Coresonic AB based out of Linköping, Sweden thus making Coresonic another wholly owned subsidiary of MediaTek in Europe.
Recently, MediaTek has tied up with Twitter and GameLoft to bring games to "Smart Feature Phones" that run on MediaTek's chipsets using the MAUI Run Time Environment (MRE). MediaTek recently cracked into the top 5 Smartphone Application Processor Vendors, displacing Marvell Semiconductors with the help of its integrated Baseband-Applications processor, according to market research firm, Strategy Analytics Inc.
Smartphone application & modem processors / SoCs 
- MT6235: ARM9 CPU at up to 208 MHz
- MT6516: ARM9 (ARMv5) CPU at 416 MHz / No GPU (very slow software rendering) / not 3G compatible
- MT6573: ARM11 (ARMv6) CPU at 650 MHz / GPU: PowerVR SGX 531 / 3G,HSPA compatible
- MT6513: ARM11 (ARMv6) CPU at 650 MHz / No GPU (slow software rendering) / not 3G compatible
- MT6575: Cortex-A9 (ARMv7) CPU at 1.0 GHz / GPU: PowerVR SGX 531 / 3G,HSPA compatible
- MT6515: Cortex A7 (ARMv7) CPU at 1.0 GHz / GPU: PowerVR SGX 531 or Mali-300 / not 3G compatible
- MT6577: Cortex-A9 (ARMv7) CPU at 1.0 GHz dual-core / GPU: PowerVR SGX 531 / 3G,HSPA compatible
- MT6517: Cortex A7 (ARMv7) CPU at 1.0 GHz dual-core / GPU: PowerVR SGX 531 / not 3G compatible
- MT6577T: Cortex A9 (ARMv7) CPU at 1.2 GHz dual-core / GPU: PowerVR SGX 531 / 3G,HSPA compatible
- MT6517T: Cortex A7 (ARMv7) CPU at 1.2 GHz dual-core / GPU: PowerVR SGX 531 / not 3G compatible
- MT6589 (previously known as MTK6588): Cortex A7 (ARMv7) CPU at 1.2 GHz quad-core / GPU: PowerVR SGX 544 at 300 MHz / 3G, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA compatible
- MT6589T: Cortex-A7 (ARMv7) CPU at 1.5 GHz quad-core / GPU: PowerVR SGX 544 / 3G, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA compatible
- MT6572: Cortex-A7 (ARMv7) CPU at 1.2 GHz dual-core / GPU: Mali 400 / multi-mode Rel. 8 HSPA+/TD-SCDMA modem / Wi-Fi / FM / Bluetooth / GPS 
Standalone application processors 
- MT8317: ARM Cortex-A9 (ARMv7) CPU at 1.0 GHz dual-core / GPU: PowerVR SGX 531
- MT8317T: ARM Cortex-A9 (ARMv7) CPU at 1.2 GHz dual-core / GPU: PowerVR SGX 531
- MT8125: ARM Cortex-A9 (ARMv7) CPU at 1.2 GHZ quad-core /GPU: PowerVR SGX 544MP1 presumably @300 MHz
GPS modules 
- MT3339 (2011)
- MT3333/MT3332 (2013): this is the world’s first 5-in-1 multi-GNSS that supports the Beidou navigation satellite system
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- Press release from 28 January, 2013
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