Mediatek axes 28nm chips in favor of smaller, more efficient SoC’s

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According to information, Mediatek has already reduced most orders for 28nm chipsets (like the Helio P10/Helio P15 SoC’s) planning to completely end their production in the coming weeks.


The current reduction amounts to 20.000 wafers (approximately 30% of their total wafer orders and are for the months of June, July, and August). Rumors say that the Taiwanese company reached this decision in order to focus on the production of more efficient 16nm chips that can see eye-to-eye with the mid-range Snapdragon chipsets from Qualcomm (SD626 and SD660).

However there are those who insist that Mediatek is being conservative, after its recent financial results (Q1 2017) that showed a 0,3% rise in revenue (NT$56.08 Billion) but it still is a huge 18.3% reduction when compared to the previous quarter.

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