MediaTek SoC Designed for First Sony Android TV

Las Vegas – Jan.6, 2015 – MediaTek today announced that the company’s smart TV System on Chip (SoC) will be used in the first Sony Android TV incorporating Sony's unique picture-quality algorithm, and enable Android 5.0 Lollipop software to run seamlessly. The TV enables users to experience movies and shows directly from Google Play, as well as stream apps and play Android games, all enabled by content voice search.

The TV is also Google Cast Ready, which allows consumers to cast their favorite entertainment from a mobile device or laptop straight to the TV, and it also supports up to 4K2K streaming content with simple and intuitive user interface and controls.

Sony’s Android TV is being demonstrated at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We are very proud to stand alongside Sony in introducing the new Android TV device. The experience of Sony’s Android TV will set the standard for future smart televisions. This is a momentous occasion for MediaTek to be changing the way people watch TV with our strong partner, Sony,” said Ching-Jiang Hsieh, President of MediaTek.

Masashi Imamura, President of Sony Visual Products Inc., said: “We are delighted to announce the new Sony Android TV at CES. Sony is committed to providing users with the best TV experience, featuring the best picture quality and rich features that are easy to use. MediaTek has a long heritage in cross-platform synergy and is well-poised to help us drive innovation in the home entertainment industry. Utilizing MediaTek’s cutting-edge TV SoC, this partnership will allow both companies to spearhead the next level of television experience to the market.”

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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.