[WCSA - Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Highlights of 25-year of development in the fabless semiconductor industry of MediaTek Inc (1997)


(wcsa.world) MediaTek Inc. is a Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company founded in 1997 and headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

The company specializes in providing chips for wireless communications, high-definition television, handheld mobile devices like smartphones and tablet computers, navigation systems, consumer multimedia products and digital subscriber line services as well as optical disc drives.

The company has 25 offices worldwide and was the third largest fabless chip designer worldwide in 2016.


The company's milestones:

- In 1997: The chipset design unit of United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) was spun off and became MediaTek.

- In 2001: MediaTek Inc. was listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSEC).

- In 2004: The company launched a division to design products for mobile devices.

- In 2005: MediaTek acquired Inprocomm, a wireless semiconductor design company producing 802.11a, b and a/g chips..

- In 2008: Company completed acquisition of Analog Devices cellular radio and baseband chipset divisions.

- In 2011: MediaTek acquired Ralink Technology Corporation, gaining products and expertise for Wi-Fi technology for mobile and non-mobile applications, as well as for wired DSL and Ethernet connectivity..

- In 2012: MediaTek acquired Coresonic, a global producer of digital signal processing products based in Linköping, Sweden.

- In 2013:

Launched the MT8135 tablet chip (SoC), the industry's first chip to implement the new ARM big.LITTLE technology for heterogeneous multi-processing.

Launched the MT6592 SoC, the first system-on-chip (SoC) with eight CPU cores which could be used simultaneously.

- In 2014: MediaTek unveiled its new brand "Everyday Genius", dubbing the term "Super-mid market", with the vision and aiming to make smartphones more accessible affordable to the wider market.

 - In 2015: MediaTek announced to buy Richtek Technology Corp., a fabless vendor of analog ICs and power management ICs based in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

- In 2019:

MediaTek collaborated with VVDN Technologies to design, manufacture new-age AIoT solutions..

MediaTek announced their 5G SoC Dimensity 1000, the world's first mobile SoC supporting AV1.

According to en.wikipedia.org

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