MediaTek Launches the 2nd Generation ULC Mobile Phone Single Chip

TAIWAN, Hsinchu – 31 August, 2012 – MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions announced today the debut of its MT6250, an ultra-low-cost (ULC) single chip solution catered for GSM/GPRS/EDGE Rx multimedia-rich mobile phones that targets the USD$40 entry market segment.

The MediaTek MT6250 features a 64Mb pSRAM with an optimized software pack and fancy, friendly user interface that allows handset makers to pack more fun features into phones, while keeping the design sleek and slim. With MRE enabled, the MT6250 delivers smartphone-like experience to feature phones, providing users with access to Internet content and social network services, such as Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo. Together with the embedded rich multimedia application support, the MT6250 is also touch enabled for those who have either a touch screen or candy bar phone.

According to market studies and forecasts by consultation organization, Strategy Analytics, "300 million ultra low cost mobile phones will be sold worldwide in 2013. Over one half of these will be sold in emerging markets and China and India will be primary markets driving that growth." Although the overall market continues to be dominated by the smartphone segment, there is still a strong demand for entry-level and ultra-low-cost mobile handsets in emerging markets.

"Mobile handset is becoming the center of one’s of mobile life, users desire to access to content services and enjoy more fun such gaming, video and music any time any where via their devices." said Ching-Jiang Hsieh, President of MediaTek. "MediaTek understands that consumer habits and consumption patterns are changing, thus, we strive to smarten up mobile phones and bring smartphone-like experiences to feature phones users. The MT6250 is not only designed to provide the best mobile internet experience at a very competitive price, but it also brings together rich multimedia features and touch experience."

The MT6250 has entered mass production and is shipping in commercially launched handsets.

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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.