CUTTING-EDGE: MediaTek has for the first time caught up with Qualcomm Inc in migrating to next -generation wireless technology, after lagging on 2G, 3G and 4G chips
Date: Nov 27, 2019
By: Lisa Wang / Staff reporter
Mobile phone chip designer MediaTek Inc (聯發科) yesterday unveiled its first 5G system-on-a-chip(SoC) product, dubbed the Dimensity 1000, in preparation for the launch of 5G phones by Chinese customers during the Lunar New Year holiday.
The launch of the flagship 5G solution is a significant step for MediaTek, indicating that the company has for the first time caught up with Qualcomm Inc in migrating to next-generation wireless technology.
The Hsinchu-based company lagged behind its major rival in rolling out 2G, 3G and 4G chips, after entering the mobile phone chip business 14 years ago.
MediaTek said that it has invested NT$100 billion (US$3.28 billion) in researching and developing the 5G chip. [FULL STORY]