MediaTek, a global fabless semiconductor company that enables nearly 2 billion connected devices a year, is a market leader in developing innovative systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile devices, home entertainment, connectivity and IoT products.
MediaTek led the smartphone system-on-chip (SoC) market in Q3 of 2021 with an increased share of 40%, according to a report by the research firm, Counterpoint Research. Global smartphone AP (Application Processor)/SoC (System on Chip) shipments grew 6% YoY in Q3 2021, according to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Foundry and AP/SoC Service. 5G smartphone SoC shipments grew almost two times compared to the same period last year.
Key Findings for MediaTek for 2021
- MediaTek led the smartphone SoC market with a 40% share, driven by a competitive 5G SoC and high demand for the 4G SoC – Counterpoint Research
- MediaTek also saw strong momentum from the Dimensity 700 and 800 series of 5G chipsets in the mainstream and high-end segment respectively.
Recently launched MediaTek’s flagship chipset- Dimensity 9000 integrates the cutting-edge Armv9 CPU architecture for a true flagship experience. The octa-core CPU has one ultra-Cortex-X2 core operating at up to 3.05 GHz, three performance A710 cores operating at up to 2.85GHz and four efficient Cortex-A510 cores. With the integrated LPDDR5X supporting up to 7500 Mbps, along with an 8MB L3 cache and 6 MB system cache, the Dimensity 9000 is built for the massive bandwidth demands of the mobile market. Additionally, the chipset integrates MediaTek’s fifth generation Application Processor Unit (APU 5.0), which offers 4X power efficiency gains compared to the previous generation APU, for the ideal balance of performance and power efficiency for a wide range of AI multimedia, gaming, camera and video experiences.
Research Director, Mr. Dale Gai comments, “MediaTek led the smartphone SoC market with a 40% share, driven by a competitive 5G SoC and high demand for the 4G SoC. MediaTek’s revenues grew sequentially as the mix of the mid-end and high-end SoC portfolios grew. The blended ASP will continue to increase due to the launch of flagship products in Q1 2022 and an increase in chipset prices starting Q4 2021. 4G chipsets continued to be in strong demand due to the ongoing shortages, which have affected 4G SoCs more.”
Global smartphone SoC shipments market share, Q3 2020 vs Q3 2021 (as per Counterpoint)
MediaTek has recently launched its Dimensity 9000 5G smartphone chip for next-generation flagship smartphones and announced device maker adoption and endorsements from some of the world’s biggest smartphone brands, including OPPO, Vivo, Xiaomi and Honor. The first Dimensity 9000 powered flagship smartphones will be in the market in the first quarter of 2022. The Dimensity 9000 – the world’s first smartphone built on the ultra-efficient TMSC N4 (4nm-class) production process – leads the industry in computing performance, gaming, imaging, multimedia, and connectivity innovations. Its dedication to innovation has positioned MediaTek as a driving market force in several key technology areas, highly including power-efficient mobile technologies, automotive solutions, and a broad range of advanced multimedia products such as smartphones, tablets, digital televisions, 5G, Chromebooks, Voice Assistant Devices (VADs) and wearables.
The brand has also unveiled the world’s first 7-nanometer 8K digital TV flagship system-on-chip (SoC), the MediaTek Pentonic 2000. Built with TSMC’s N7 advanced process technology, the MediaTek Pentonic 2000 offers unparalleled performance and power efficiency with features including powerful artificial intelligence (AI) engines, Motion Estimation and Motion Compensation (MEMC), Versatile Video Coding (VVC) decoding and picture-in-picture (PiP) technology. MediaTek’s Pentonic 2000 provides features that are essential for today’s streaming era as the first commercial 8K TV chip with VVC H.266 media support and the first all-in-one chip that supports 8K 120Hz displays with an integrated MEMC engine. The Pentonic 2000 combines MediaTek’s high performance display technology with an APU (AI processor) to power its 8K AI Super Resolution technology and Intelligent View technology which supports multiple PiP or picture-by-picture (PbP) screens. Featuring the TV industry’s fastest CPU and GPU, the Pentonic 2000 is further enhanced with an ultra-wide memory bus and ultra-fast UFS 3.1 storage as well as support for the fastest wireless connectivity for MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E or even 5G cellular modems. Moreover, the MediaTek Pentonic smart TV series is built on MediaTek’s innovative technologies in display, audio, AI, broadcasting and connectivity. Today, MediaTek powers more than two billion TVs in the global market.
MediaTek as a part of its innovations announced the new MediaTek Filogic 130 and Filogic 130A system-on-chips (SoCs) which both integrate a microprocessor (MCU), AI engine, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 subsystems, and a power management unit (PMU) into a single chip. Filogic 130A also integrates an audio digital signal processor to allow device makers to easily add voice assistants and other services into their products. These all-in-one solutions deliver energy-efficient, reliable and high-performance connectivity in small form factor designs that are ideal for a wide range of IoT devices.
The brand has always been dedicated to innovation and positioned itself as a driving market force in several key technology areas, including highly power-efficient mobile technologies. In the future also MediaTek would continue to empower, inspire people to expand their horizons and achieve their goals through smart technology, more easily and efficiently than ever before.
Sharing his views on future road ahead 2022, Mr. Anku Jain, Managing Director, MediaTek India says, “MediaTek expects 2022 to be a year of disruptive technological advancements. We are eyeing an array of developments, from the possibility of 5G deployment and spread of Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things to the continued boom in the semiconductor industry and quicker proliferation of smart devices. As a global fabless semiconductor company powering nearly 2 billion devices per year and spearheading technology democratization, we are keen to be at the forefront of this revolution. We expect the pandemic-accelerated momentum in technology to continue in 2022 and believe that semiconductors will be at the heart of transformative progress across industries. While we have always focused on developing and expanding our R&D capabilities, 2022 will be especially important as we take decisive steps to mark our position at the top of the semiconductor chart. We are eyeing strong and sustainable growth in the Indian ecosystem and are hiring robustly to achieve this goal. For 2022, our R&D centres are working on updating all our innovative technologies while also diversifying our portfolio into segments such as edge Internet of Things solutions and seamless design execution. We are also lining up innovations in the smart device segment and MediaTek customers have a great deal to look forward to in 2022.”
MediaTek has been associated with indigenous manufacturers across a wide range of emerging segments including AIoT, Wi-Fi 6, smart home, edge AI, and more. In future also the brand expects explosive growth across these segments, alongside the growth of 5G-enabled smartphones powered by incredible chipsets.
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