MediaTek has announced that it will accelerate the promotion of innovative mobile device solutions. One of the important contents is to increase R&D funds, with a focus on 5G investment. This simply means the MediaTek 5G SoC solutions will become more powerful.
This year, South Korea, the United States, the European Union, China, and other countries and regions have begun offering 5G services commercially. Currently, there are 75 5G terminals on the market and they mainly use Qualcomm’s X50 5G baseband. Huawei and Samsung also have their own 5G baseband solutions. Last year, MediaTek announced the M70 5G baseband. But it still has to appear on a real machine.
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In addition, MediaTek also announced a 5G SoC, which uses a 7nm process node and comes with a built-in MediaTek’s self-developed Helio M70 modem. This energy-efficient package is better than the external 5G baseband chip solution. It can achieve more with lower power consumption and a high transfer rate.
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MediaTek’s 5G SoC has a 4.7Gbps download speed and 2.5Gbps upload speed. It is applicable to 5G independent and non-independent (SA / NSA) networking architecture and a sub-6GHz frequency band. At the same time, it supports 2G to 4G generation connection technology. MediaTek’s 5G SoC uses a dynamic bandwidth switching technology. This can allocate the required 5G bandwidth for specific applications. Thus, the modem power performance is increased by 50%, extending the end battery life.
According to the Q2 quarterly earnings report released earlier this month, the consolidated revenue for the quarter was NT$61.657 billion ($1.96 billion ), a year-on-year increase of 1.8%, a quarter-on-quarter increase of 16.8 %. The gross margin was 41.9%, an increase of 1.2 percentage points from the previous quarter and a year-on-year increase of 3.7 percentage points, creating a new high in 15 quarters.