Spreadtrum, Rockchips team up with Intel to take on MediaTek

Want China Times
Date: 2015-04-15
By: Staff Reporter

After lagging behind its rivals in chip development for mobile devices, US chipmaker Intel

Intel's manufacturing base in Chengdu, May 25, 2013. (File photo/Xinhua)

Intel’s manufacturing base in Chengdu, May 25, 2013. (File photo/Xinhua)

has been gearing up to assign more resources to enter the low- to mid-range mobile communications chip turf by joining forces with Chinese counterparts, Guangzhou’s 21st Century Business Herald reports.

In turn, a move by Intel to cooperate with Spreadtrum Communications and Fuzhou Rockchips Electronics is expected to help the two Chinese integrated circuit designers take on competition from Taiwan-based counterpart MediaTek in the mobile communications chip market.

On April 13, Intel launched a chip model in Hong Kong in conjunction with Rockchips, which specializes in developing chips for tablet computers in China. The chip was the first model on which the two partners had worked together.     [FULL  STORY]

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