MediaTek High Performance Quad Core Solution Empowers Micromax A116 Canvas HD

New Delhi, 22 January 2013 – MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, has announced that the first handset powered by its quad-core MT6589 smartphone platform is ready to hit the Indian market. Micromax has selected the MT6589 to power its latest smartphone, A116 Canvas HD.

The new quad-core MT6589 System on a Chip (SoC) integrates MediaTek’s advanced multi-mode UMTS Rel. 8/HSPA+/TD-SCDMA modem that can support up to 42/11Mbps (Rel. 8 HSPA+), a power-efficient quad-core Cortex™-A7 CPU subsystem from ARM, PowerVR™ Series5XT GPU from Imagination Technologies, and is delivered in 28nm process technology. As a leader in Dual-SIM technology, the MT6589 makes it possible to receive calls on both the SIMs concurrently due to its Dual-SIM, Dual-Active functionality. The chipset solution manages to deliver all these premium multimedia capabilities with extremely low power consumption. The MT6589 also supports multi-screen content sharing through Miracast technology and pre-integrates MediaTek’s leading 4-in-1 connectivity combo to support 802.11n Wi-Fi, BT4.0, GPS and FM Radio.

Finbarr Moynihan, General Manager - Business Development, MediaTek says, “The MT6589 is a special achievement for MediaTek globally in many ways. Not only is it our first quad-core chipset, but is also the world’s first commercialized quad-core SoC. It is also the world’s first HSPA+ smartphone platform supporting Dual-SIM, Dual-Active functionality. With the MT6589, MediaTek has also become the first company to combine a quad-core Cortex-A7 and leading edge 28nm manufacturing with TrustZone® for system-level security. I am happy that Micromax has become the first company in India to deploy our MT6589 chipset to offer awesome performance at an unbeatable price.”

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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.