MediaTek recently join hands with Intel to make chips utilizing Intel Foundry Services’ (IFS) process technologies. The partnership is intended to assist MediaTek in building a supply chain by adding a new foundry partner with capacity in the US and Europe.
Randhir Thakur, President, IFS, stated, “As one of the world’s leading fabless chip designers powering more than 2 billion devices a year, MediaTek is a terrific partner for IFS as we enter our next phase of growth. We have the right combination of advanced process technology and geographically diverse capacity to help MediaTek deliver the next billion connected devices across a range of applications.”
MediaTek utilizes Intel process technologies to build numerous chips that can be used in a variety of smart edge devices. IFS provides a manufacturing platform based on technologies that are optimised for high performance, low power, and always-on connectivity and that are built on a roadmap that extends from next-generation technological advancements to production-proven three-dimensional FinFET transistors.
To address the demand for semiconductor production capacity around the world, IFS established its roots in 2021. With a combination of process and packaging technology, an IP portfolio, and capacity in the US and Europe, IFS sets itself apart from other foundry solutions. The benefits of Intel’s plant expansions at current locations as well as its plans for additional investments in greenfield sites in Germany and Ohio will be felt by IFS customers.
NS Tsai, Corporate Senior Vice president of Platform Technology & Manufacturing Operations at MediaTek, commented, “MediaTek has long adopted a multi-sourcing strategy. We have an existing 5G data card business partnership with Intel, and now extend our relationship to manufacturing smart edge devices through Intel Foundry Services. With its commitment to major capacity expansions, IFS provides value to MediaTek as we seek to create a more diversified supply chain. We look forward to building a long-term partnership to serve the fast-growing demand for our products from customers across the globe.”
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