Alan Patterson, EETimes
10/31/2016 00:00 AM EDT
TAIPEI — MediaTek, Qualcomm’s largest rival in the smartphone silicon business, said it aims to be among the chip industry’s first companies with 10nm products on the market starting in the second quarter next year.
The MediaTek product will be the X30, the next in the Helio line of smartphone processors. The company’s current Helio X20/X25, made on a 20nm process, was launched in the first half of 2016 with a tri-cluster CPU architecture and ten processing cores.
“The X30 is going to be our first product coming out on the 10nm process,” said MediaTek Chief Financial Officer David Ku on a conference call to announce the company’s third-quarter results. “We should be among the first to offer a 10nm product.”
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