Chip Giant MediaTek Opens Dubai office

MediaTek celebrates expansion with the release of a new high-performing chip MT6236.

March 29th 2011 - Aiming to capitalize on its already growing business in the Middle East, MediaTek Inc., the world’s top 5 and Asia’s largest leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions today opened its Dubai office.

By having a local presence in Dubai, MediaTek will further strengthen the company’s regional connections to better serve one of the world’s fastest growing mobile market. ‘The expansion in Dubai, better positions us to serve our customers and to grow our business by more than 20% in the region,’ said Mr. Grant Kuo, Managing Director of MediaTek Wireless LLC-Dubai. ‘With MediaTek’s experienced technical and services team, we are hoping to bring our expertise to the region and to better support local brands. Furthermore, it will help establish a healthy handset ecosystem in the region and explore the market potential in the long run,’ added Grant Kuo.

The Middle East’s’ Smartphone market is set to grow by 28.8% by 2015, according to a report from Value Partners consultants. ‘There is a clear surge in demand for smart phones and mobile devices in the Middle East market. Our products range from high-end to low-end chips, meet the needs of operators in developed markets and enables them to offer feature rich smartphones at affordable prices for consumers in emerging markets,’ Grant Kuo added. 

‘MediaTek is a strategic partner who meets global consumer demand and brings unprecedented level of performance to us,’ said George Zhu, CEO of Tecno, a leading telcom brand in Africa.
‘TECNO has emerged as one of most popular mobile phone brands in Africa owing of the powerful built-in MediaTek chip solutions,’ he added.

MediaTek has a wealth of experience in supporting handset channels and brands and is a key partner to the leading players in China, India and Southeast Asia. With high investment in R&D, the company’s chip solutions offer a complete product portfolio which makes it easier for more companies to enter the smartphone market.

To celebrate the office opening, MediaTek also announced the launch of its new MT6236 platform. The MT6236 targets the feature-rich multimedia market and supports high-end graphic displays, web browsing and full-finger touch at a reasonable price. Key features include support 5Mpixel camera, mobile TV, HVGA display, integrated Bluetooth and full HTML browser. MT6236 platform is pre-integrated with MediaTek’s highly proven software solution to considerably reduce the design cycle time.

Founded in 1997 in Taiwan, MediaTek has quickly become one of the world’s leading fabless semiconductor companies and stands as the #1 supplier in the mobile phone chipset market. In 2010, MediaTek was ranked #6 in The Wall Street Journal’s list of "Asia’s 200 Most Admired Companies" and ranked #12 in Bloomberg Business Week’s list of "Global Top 100 High-Tech Companies." MediaTek has sales and research subsidiaries in Mainland China, Singapore, India, U.S., Japan, Korea, Denmark, England and now Dubai.

 

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About MediaTek

Since 1997, MediaTek has been a pioneering fabless semiconductor company and a market leader in cutting-edge systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile devices, wireless networking, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray. Our tightly-integrated, innovative chip designs help manufacturers optimize supply chains, reduce the development time of new products, and extend a competitive edge in crowded markets. Through MediaTek Labs, the company is also building a developer hub that will support device creation, application development, and services for the Internet of Things era. By building technologies that help connect individuals to the world around them, MediaTek is enabling people to expand their horizons and more easily achieve their goals. We believe anyone can achieve something amazing. And we believe they can do it every single day. We call this idea Everyday Genius and it drives everything we do. Visit mediatek.com for more information.