MediaTek Expands Global Footprint with New Office in Oulu, Finland

TAIWAN, Hsinchu – October 15, 2014 – MediaTek today announced the official opening of its new office in Oulu, Finland, which focuses on developing advanced wireless connectivity modems for the next generation of smart devices.

“Finland has long been recognized as the home of many experienced engineers well-versed in cellular technologies. By opening our new office in Oulu, we hope to be an attractive employer to some of most seasoned engineers and the brightest graduating engineers from local universities” said JS Pan, Deputy General Manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Communications Technology business unit. “Our Finnish team is currently 60 employees strong, and we expect to keep growing over the coming several years.”

In addition, MediaTek has hired local industry veteran Ville Salmi to oversee the office’s research and development (R&D) operations. With extensive experience developing for modem technologies, with Broadcom and Nokia, Salmi will spearhead MediaTek’s Finnish team to develop modem technologies compatible with 4G LTE and beyond, further enriching MediaTek’s expertise in the cellular modem space for smart devices.

Besides the new office in Finland, MediaTek has recently opened new offices in San Diego, United States and Bangalore, India and increased their investment in the Singapore R&D office. These new offices strengthen MediaTek’s capability to deliver a more diversified portfolio of leading technologies that extends beyond mobile, as well as give it better insight into local markets around the world.

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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.