2015, Companies, Computex Taipei, CPU, Event, Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

Computex 2015: MediaTek Announces Octa-Core Helio P10

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The Helio P10 fits into the mid-range in MediaTek’s SoC lineup.

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Business, Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

MediaTek Launches Helio X20 10-Core SoC

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Get ready for 10-core CPUs.

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VR World

10-core MediaTek MT6797 Detailed In Leak

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MediaTek is about to launch an SoC with a ten-core CPU.

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Internet of Things (IoT), VR World

Rockchip’s RK3288 Powers Sub-$150 Chromebooks and Chrome Stick

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Super cheap chips from Rockchip allows low-end Chromebooks to hit $149.

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2015, Analysis, Business, Event, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Mobile World Congress, Rumors

A MediaTek Deal Would be AMD’s Ticket to Mobile

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AMD has long struggled to build respectable hardware wins in mobile, and MediaTek has struggled to build a high-end SoC. This might be a match made in heaven.

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AMD, Companies, Graphics, Hardware, VR World

MediaTek’s Upcoming SoCs May Feature AMD Graphics

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The next octa-core 64-bit MediaTek SoC may feature AMD’s graphics technology.

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Analysis

How Can Qualcomm Leave its Legal Troubles Behind it?

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The San Diego semiconductor giant wrapped up legal troubles in China only to face a new set of problems.

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Business, VR World

MediaTek Gains Bigger Share for High-End Smartphone Chips: Brokerage

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MediaTek is expecting more profits from high-end smartphone chip market.

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VR World

MediaTek Reaches Its Sales Target for Q4 2014

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Mediatek reached its goal for Q4 2014

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2015, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Event, VR World

CES 2015: MediaTek Targets Android Wear With MT2601 SoC

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MediaTek’s MT2601 will drive the next generation of Android Wear-based wearables.

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2015, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Event, VR World

CES 2015: MediaTek MT5595 SoC To Be Featured In Sony’s Android TVs In 2015

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MediaTek also secures a collaboration with Google for an Ultra HD TV platform powered by Android TV.

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Global Politics, US, VR World

MediaTek Sees Profit Rise 6% in Q3, But Misses Expectations

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Company blames the faster than expected transition to 4G for the miss.

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Android, Business, Graphics, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Rumors, Software Programs, VR World

Nvidia In Discussions with 'Many' GPU Licensees

Nvidia’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang talked about Nvidia’s GPU technology licensing discussions and possibilities during their latest earnings call with analysts.

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Analysis, Global Politics, US

China Challenges Taiwan in Tech Hardware

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State support is helping Chinese firms catch up fast to their Taiwanese rivals in the China technology market, Matthew Fulco reports

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VR World

MediaTek Enters The IoT Market With MediaTek Labs

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MediaTek (TPE: 2454) is the latest chipset vendor to provide tools to developers venturing into the Internet of Things segment, after the vendor announced that it is launching a MediaTek Labs initiative. The global initiative will see MediaTek provide software as well as hardware development kits to students, developers and any enthusiast users looking to build for the IoT segment. Along with the development kits, MediaTek will offer guidance and support to developers, students and tinkers working on building wearable devices. With MediaTek Labs, hobbyist builders can buy the vendor’s LinkIt development platform for $79, which includes the MT2502 (Aster), a SoC designed for the

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Analysis

Android One: Google Takes Back Control Of Android

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Earlier this month, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) introduced the Android One platform in India, with three local vendors launching the first generation of Android One handsets. As Google has done with the Nexus program, the search giant is collaborating with silicon vendors and component vendors to create a unified experience across form factors and manufacturers. While the Nexus and the Google Play edition devices are targeted at the mid-tier and the high-end segments, Android One is solely aimed at the entry-level market. Overview of the Android One initiative With Android One, Google is offering a turnkey hardware solution to manufacturers, which saves them time and resources in

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VR World

ARM signs 50th Licensing Agreement For ARMv8-A Technology

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ARM announced today the signing of the 50th licensing agreement for its ARMv8-A technology, which includes support for 64-bit computing. ARM did not disclose the 27 companies that have signed thus far, but has mentioned that they include all of the top ten companies who sell application processors for smartphones, nine of the top ten application processor companies for tablets, four of the top five companies that provide chips for consumer electronics, four of the top five companies that provide chips for enterprise networking and servers along with eight silicon vendors from Greater China. In short, most of the big names in the chip manufacturing industry

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Analysis

An Intel-MediaTek Deal Makes Sense, But is Not Likely

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An outright takeover of MediaTek by Intel to give Intel a fighting chance in the mobile market is likely to occur in the next two-to-three years, if one analyst’s prediction is to be believed. RBC Capital Markets Analyst Doug Freedman said in a research report released Wednesday that such a deal will happen as Intel struggles to organically increase its mobile market penetration organically while increasing shareholder value. For Intel, an acquisition of MediaTek — which doubled its baseband chip revenue between 2007 and 2013 from 7.3% to 14.4% — would give Intel a 30% market share within seven years compared to the 4% slice

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Business, Entertainment, Hardware, Software Programs, VR World

PC Gaming Alliance Becomes Open Gaming Alliance

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The PC Gaming Alliance, also known as the PCGA, known for championing the cause of the PC platform and specifically gaming on the PC, has changed their name to the Open Gaming Alliance and have refocused their efforts. In a short but concise statement, the Alliance has announced that they will be changing their name to the Open Gaming Alliance and refocusing their efforts on open gaming in general instead of just focusing on the PC. After all, most of the PCGA’s members now are involved in gaming in one way or another outside of the traditional PC formfactor. “As the market for digital games

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Analysis, Business, Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

Analysis: Broadcom Exits Baseband Modem Business

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In an unfortunate turn of events, Broadcom has decided to completely shutter their entire baseband modem business less than a year after acquiring Rensas’ own mobile modem business which had been under threat of also shutting down after originally being acquired from Nokia. This announcement came as part of the company’s earnings release yesterday, where they reported a $1 million loss on $2 billion in revenue (essentially break-even) compared to the previous quarter where they had made $165 million. But even so, Broadcom has announced that with the shuttering of this division they will be laying off approximately 2,500 people which are currently part of this

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