MediaTek to strengthen focus on 5G, AI and IoT in 2020

MediaTek announced that it will strengthen its focus on 5G, AI and Rich IoT in 2020 at the second edition of the MediaTek Technology Diaries knowledge forum.
MediaTek India MD Anku JainMediaTek said its efforts to create a balanced portfolio across smartphones, smart homes and beyond has resulted in nearly 32-37 percent revenues coming from mobile computing (smartphones and tablets), 32-37 percent from AIoT/Analog/ASIC focusing on connectivity (Wi-Fi/Bluetooth) for various devices and 28-33 percent revenues from smart-home and other categories in 2019.

MediaTek in 2019

# MediaTek Helio G90 Series for superior smartphone gaming experience

# MediaTek Helio P90 Series with better imaging and photography experience

# Dimensity 1000 SoC – MediaTek’s first 5G mobile SoC

# MediaTek S900, a 8K digital TV SoC which helped MediaTek emerge as the world’s number one digital TV chipset provider, powering more than 90 percent of branded smart TVs globally

# MediaTek i700 platform for IoT applications for Smart Homes, cities and manufacturing among others

MediaTek powers more than 1.5 billion devices a year across some of the world’s leading brands like Oppo, Realme, Vivo, Samsung, Xiaomi, Lenovo, Sony, Microsoft, Paytm, KENT, Broadlink, LG, Google, Amazon, among others across products categories.

The company globally invested approx. $2 billion on R&D in 2019 as part of its focus on technology innovation.

“Being a 5G leader with flagship 5G chips in the market, we are also looking at making these premium experiences accessible across the mid-tier category. Tapping the potential of India’s fast-growing gaming market is also going to be a priority,” Anku Jain, managing director of MediaTek India, said.

The company also recently announced its partnership with Intel to bring its new 5G modem to PCs. Through this partnership, Intel has been working with MediaTek on the 5G solution for deployment in key consumer and commercial laptop segments.

Qualcomm in 5G

Qualcomm, the world’s largest supplier of mobile phone chips, said it expects global smartphone makers to ship 450 million 5G handsets in 2021 and another 750 million in 2022.

US-based Qualcomm said 5G adoption will be faster than 4G due to the timing of commercialization of the technology in China and availability of chipsets across different price tiers.

Qualcomm earlier said it has created a $200 million venture capital fund to invest in start-up companies looking to use 5G technology in devices other than smartphones.