Intel and MediaTek announced a partnership to manufacture chips using Intel Foundry Services’ (IFS) process technologies.
MediaTek, one of the leading chipset suppliers for smartphone makers, aims to build a more balanced, resilient supply chain through the addition of a new foundry partner with significant capacity in the United States and Europe.
MediaTek plans to use Intel process technologies to manufacture multiple chips for smart edge devices. IFS offers a broad manufacturing platform with technologies optimized for high performance, low power and always-on connectivity built on a roadmap that spans production-proven three-dimensional FinFET transistors to next-generation breakthroughs.
“As one of the world’s leading fabless chip designers powering more than 2 billion devices a year, MediaTek is a terrific partner for IFS as we enter our next phase of growth,” said IFS President Randhir Thakur.
“MediaTek has long adopted a multi-sourcing strategy. We have an existing 5G data card business partnership with Intel, and now extend our relationship to manufacturing smart edge devices through Intel Foundry Services,” NS Tsai, senior vice president of Platform Technology & Manufacturing Operations at MediaTek, said.