It is going to be like the war between AMD and
With tablets and smartphones growing at a faster pace than traditional computers, even
"Most of the innovation is happening in the tablet and smartphone space,"
The industry has seen a major innovation in the chipset space from single core to eight-core processors.
There are some smartphones available in the market running on octa cores, including
"We are the largest supplier of chips in the TV space. We were late into the smartphone space, but now we are on par with other chipmakers and winning business. Price is no more a factor; it is the integration and testing of liability," Osman said.
He said the industry is dynamic and we have our own vision and strategy, and we are executing it.
"We had 90 per cent year-on-year growth in revenues and was ranked as the world's third-largest supplier of smartphone chips in the first quarter," he said.
According to research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics, smartphone processor market grew 25 per cent year-on-year to
In the tablet space, Apple maintained its spot with 30 per cent, followed by
The Taiwanese company launched its first 32-bit true octa-core processor — 6592 — in the
Osman claims that MT6592 is the first octa-core processor that can run on eight cores simultaneously compared to ARM's big. Little architecture used by rivals that can only run four cores at a time.
"The scalable octa-core architecture can run both low-power and processor intensive tasks highly efficiently by harnessing the full capabilities of its eight individual CPU cores in optimal combination," he said.
He said MT6592 chip is based on the energy-efficient ARM Cortex A7 processor. A7 is the industry's "most efficient chip architecture".
Osman said that Google Chrome is already using all the eight cores, and likewise with some map apps, video players plus multi-window function.
The company launched the first true octa-core smartphone chipset with 2K display (2560 x 1600 resolution) support — MT6795 — and designed for high-end Android devices on
The MT6795 chipset supports Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, FM radio, GPS and Glonass connectivity options and capable of running at 2.2GHz speed.
Osman said that
The CPU pairs four Cortex-A17 cores, capable of clocking up to 2.2GHz, and four Cortex-A7 cores, capable of clocking up to 1.7GHz speeds.
Osman said the 64-bit MT6732 and MT6752 LTE chips will be available by end of the year. The MT6752 is for mainstream users and MT6732 for entry-level users.
"Our job is to help the middle class get access to high-end technologies at an affordable price factor," Osman said.
He said the demand for 4G LTE chipsets depends on
The Taiwanese company expects to ship 15 million 4G smartphone chipsets this year due to the expected increase in demand from the Chinese market. It shipped around three million 4G chips in the first half of this year.
Regarding wearable technologies, he said MediTek has two solutions.
"We have Aster chips for non-Android platform and for smart OSs. IOT will be the growth engine. Attractive solutions haven't come yet; when it comes it will take off. Wearable is a consumer segment and it is very volatile. We are talking to partners for wearable devices," Osman said.
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