MediaTek Signs LTE Licensing Agreement with NTT DOCOMO

July 27, 2010 - MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, announces it has entered into a licensing agreement with NTT DOCOMO, INC. regarding “LTE-PF,” a mobile-terminal platform based on Long Term Evolution (LTE). Upon the completion of the LTE-PF licensing agreement with DOCOMO, MediaTek plans to integrate this LTE technology with its 2G and 3G technologies to provide solutions for Japan and global markets.

This agreement is the first-phase of MediaTek’s strategic cooperation with DOCOMO. MediaTek hopes to strengthen and broaden this cooperation into a more strategic and comprehensive long-term partnership including inter-operability testing, joint worldwide marketing and technology initiatives. Under the licensing agreement, MediaTek will promote and market its LTE-PF-based advanced mobile platform with its global customers and partners.

“MediaTek has earned a market-leading reputation in the 2G era. We will continue to innovate from 2G into 3G and 3G into LTE,” said Ming-Kai Tsai, Chairman and CEO of MediaTek. “This licensing agreement will not only enable MediaTek to offer a globally interoperable LTE mobile platform but also allows us to provide our customers and partners with cutting-edge wireless communication solutions and a smooth transition from 3G to 4G and beyond. We look forward to building upon this important agreement to further deepen our relationship with DOCOMO.”

“We are pleased with MediaTek’s decision to adopt our LTE mobile-terminal platform,” said Toshio Miki, Managing Director of Communication Device Development Department of DOCOMO. “The agreement marks the start of strategic cooperation between DOCOMO and MediaTek to help popularize LTE, which will enable MediaTek’s LTE products to spread throughout the global mobile market and enable DOCOMO to introduce LTE-compatible consumer services for enriched user experiences.”

To optimize and increase adoption of MediaTek’s LTE mobile phone platform by Japanese mobile phone manufacturers, MediaTek will jointly conduct its inter-operability testing with DOCOMO in Japan.

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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.