MediaTek quad core solutions power Acer’s Liquid mobile devices

TAIWAN, Hsinchu – June 3, 2013 – MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, today announced that Acer Inc. has selected MediaTek quad-core solutions to power its first “phablet”, the Liquid S1, and latest smartphone, the Liquid E2. The new devices, which enable mobile productivity, and premium multimedia experiences, are going to hit the market soon.

The Liquid S1, with its 1.5GHz quad core solution, is a multimedia powerhouse. The 5.7-inch device features a HD 720p display that combines the power of a tablet with the convenience of a smartphone to allow for rich viewing experiences and seamless content sharing on the go. With its sleek design and all powerful quad-core solution, the S1 is sure to make waves in the fast-growing phablet segment, which encompasses mobile devices ranging 5 to 6.9 inches in size.

Users looking for an equally compelling performance in a smaller package need look no further than Liquid E2. The 4.5-inch smartphone offers a real-time camera function capable of shooting eight photos per second, up to 99 photos in total. Viewed on the device’s qHD display, the resulting images are crystal clear. For audio consumption, the E2 also includes a dual speaker with DTS Sound™ quality. As for web content, the device’s HSPA+ modem boasts speeds of up to 42 Mbps for a rapid connectivity experience.

“MediaTek’s advanced solutions enable us to deliver high performance mobile devices in various form factors, suited to various user needs,” ST Liew, President of Acer’s Smartphone Business Group, said. “In addition, MediaTek’s universal design platforms and support services allow us to shorten our time to market and spend more time creating innovative and user-friendly products for end users."

Jeffrey Ju, General Manager of MediaTek’s smartphone business unit was delighted with Acer’s decision to once again choose MediaTek as the platform provider for its latest mobile devices. “The Liquid S1 and Liquid E2 are clearly indicative of our commitment to helping global customers achieve their business goals,” he said.

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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.