MediaTek Powers an Exceptional Home Audio Experience With Google Cast for Audio

Las Vegas – Jan. 5, 2015 – MediaTek is collaborating with Google on its new Google Cast for audio offering for music lovers globally to address consumer desire to connect with music quickly and easily. MediaTek’s audio System on Chip (SoC), MT8507, will power a seamless home audio experience that allows consumers to easily connect with Google Cast Ready speakers and sound bars from their personal devices, such as iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones and tablets, Macbooks, and Windows PCs using Google Cast Ready apps.

Multiple popular audio streaming services are supported, including Google Play Music, YouTube, Pandora, Rhapsody, iHeart Radio, TuneIn, Rdio and NPROne, and the list is growing rapidly. Google Cast for audio is being demonstrated by MediaTek and Google at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“In this Internet age, consumers are demanding a connected audio experience. The ability to connect devices and listen to music in a seamless manner is a basic need now,” said Mohit Bhushan, Vice President, General Manager and MediaTek’s Head of U.S. Business Development. “MediaTek is a proud supporter of Google Cast for audio, and we continue to enable innovative new product categories while keeping our Everyday Genius brand promise.”

The MT8507 is the industry’s first connected audio SoC to support Google Cast for audio. Its differentiating features include a simple user interface, making it easy for users with any Google Cast receiver to connect with and to initiate audio streaming from their smart devices.

“Based on the success of Chromecast, we’re excited to expand the Google Cast ecosystem by working with a leading semiconductor company such as MediaTek to power audio devices,” said Suveer Kothari, Google Cast Director of Business Development.

MT8507 has already entered into silicon mass production. Global consumer brands are working with Google and MediaTek to bring the new Google Cast Ready speakers and sound bars to market by March 2015.

Key features of MT8507:

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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.