June 19, 2021

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MediaTek taps TSMC 6-nanometer tech for new flagship 5G telephone chips

MediaTek Inc on Wednesday said it would use Taiwan Semiconductor Production Co’s 6-nanometer chipmaking know-how for its most recent chips aimed at premium 5G smartphones.

MediaTek chips are observed on a development board at the MediaTek booth throughout the 2015 Computex exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan, June 3, 2015. Computex, the world’s second biggest computer demonstrate, runs from June 2 to 6. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

REUTERS: MediaTek Inc on Wednesday explained it would use Taiwan Semiconductor Producing Co’s 6-nanometer chipmaking technological know-how for its latest chips aimed at premium 5G smartphones.

Taiwan’s MediaTek appears to be just one of the initially significant-quantity buyers for the technologies and is amid a handful of companies with modem technologies to hook up telephones to mobile knowledge networks, competing from Qualcomm Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. The new chips announced Wednesday, referred to as Dimensity 1100 and 1200, create on MediaTek’s endeavours to go following bigger-priced handsets where by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips have traditionally experienced more powerful market share.

Like Qualcomm and Apple, MediaTek styles chips and then contracts out generation to outside the house companies. The latest chips will be made at TSMC, on a chipmaking engineering known as 6-nanometer. Qualcomm’s chips are staying created by Samsung on 5-nanometer technological know-how though Apple Inc takes advantage of TSMC’s 5-nanometer know-how.

Lesser chipmaker engineering is faster and far more energy economical. MediaTek’s past chips employed a 7-nanometer system, and shifting to more recent producing technology along with advances in the chip’s design and style make it 22for every cent speedier at computing responsibilities whilst consuming 25per cent less electricity, Finbarr Moynihan, standard supervisor of global company gross sales, advised Reuters in an interview.

(Reporting by Stephen Nellis in San Francisco Enhancing by Leslie Adler)