Chip demand from China-based handset companies is picking up and it appears that the likes of MediaTek are going to be laughing all the way to the bank.
Rumours are wrong
MediaTek has dismissed a rumour circulating in the Taiwan media that Broadcom had approached it about a takeover.
Oppo is about to launch its Oppo R15 and Oppo R15 Dream Mirror Edition phones and yes, they will have a notch. The company has already started taking pre-orders and has a website that reveals a lot, including the final design.
Helio P70 coming
MediaTek has announced the successor to the Helio P30, and the brand number has doubled. Meet the Helio P60, an octa device with Cortex A73 and Cortex A53 combination.
Thanks to improved margins
The goodly souls at Digitimes have been interviewing their typewriters and industry sources and discovered that Intel and MediaTek should have much better results in 2018.
Astonishing Bezel less machine pictured
There is absolutely no doubt that customers want phones with smaller bezels and Ulephone is about to announce a phone with very little bezel at all and a small camera notch. This may well be the first phone to launch with Helio P70 SoC.
Smartmesh for the Internet of Things
Alibaba A.I. Labs, which leads the development of Alibaba's consumer AI, has announced that it is teaming up with MediaTek on Internet of Things projects.
We will probably see them in the first quarter
MediaTek today announced that it is a System-on-Chip (SoC) partner for Google’s Android Oreo (Go edition) software to smartphone makers.
First dual-mode SOC for IoT
MediaTek has announced its newest chipset which it claims is the industry’s first dual-mode System-on-Chip (SoC) designed for Internet of Things (IoT) applications with both narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) Release 14 (R14) and GSM/GPRS connectivity.