MediaTek’s First Smartphone LTE SoC in Europe Now Commercially Available

TAIWAN, Hsinchu – August 12, 2014 – MediaTek today announced the commercial availability of its first LTE System on Chip (SoC) in Europe. MediaTek’s quad-core LTE SoC delivers exceptional multitasking and multimedia capabilities as well as blazing 4G download speeds. This milestone validates MediaTek’s LTE platform as an inclusive, high-quality solution that makes technology accessible to everyone to enjoy at affordable prices.

“We are excited to see MediaTek’s first commercially available LTE solution in Europe”, said Siegmund Redl, Vice President and General Manager of Corporate Marketing, MediaTek Europe. “This shows our commitment to enabling consumers to have more choice and accessibility when it comes to high-performing LTE technology. We believe in developing inclusive, high-performing products that provide limitless opportunities for consumers to realize their potential to be an Everyday Genius.”

The first smartphone in Europe to benefit from MediaTek’s LTE platform is Vodafone’s Smart 4 power which runs on the latest Android™ 4.4 KitKat operating system and has the capabilities to stream videos in HD, play enhanced audio and make HD voice calls.

Florian Lissmann, Group Terminals Commercial Director at Vodafone, said: “The new Vodafone Smart 4 power is designed to give customers the complete 4G experience with no compromise on power, functionality or quality".

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About MediaTek

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.