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MWC2011: MediaTek Announces the MT6573 - Innovative Platform for Mainstream Smartphones
Feb 10, 2011 (06:02 PM EST)


Brings unprecedented performance and user experience at lower price

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions today announced the availability of its MT6573 platform for mainstream 3G smartphones. Building on the proven track record of delivering innovative, feature-rich yet cost-effective solutions that meet consumer's entertainment, communication and information needs, MediaTek is launching the MT6573 platform to address the accelerating demand for smartphones with features that can delight users at price points that meet the needs of operators in developed markets and consumers in emerging markets.

The MT6573 platform incorporates a highly-integrated, core chipset, a full range of connectivity solutions and supports the latest versions of the popular Android™ operating system. The MT6573 platform supports a quad-band, 3G/HSPA modem with mobile broadband rates of 7.2Mbps in the downlink and 5.76 Mbps uplink, as well as quad-band EDGE. The integrated applications processing system combines a 650 MHz dedicated ARM®11subsystem for the Android operating system; support for advanced 3D graphics; multi-format video capture and playback up to FWVGA 30fps; high-resolution camera support to 8MP and a high-end FWVGA, touch-screen display. The platform chipset is completed with a full range of connectivity solutions for Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, FM radio and Mobile TV from MediaTek.

The core chipset of the MT6573 integrates the modem, applications and multimedia subsystem and all necessary power management functions into a single SOC. Combined with a single-chip, multi-mode, multi-band transceiver, it enables extremely small footprints that allow for smaller, more innovative industrial designs and form-factors. Additionally, the integrated 3D graphics capability brings gaming and user interface capabilities that were previously available only to high-end smartphones. Finally, the platform provides advanced camera and multimedia features that include smile and face detection, panorama and burst shot, as well as high-resolution video capture and playback. The platform can be delivered as a full system solution consisting of hardware reference design and fully-tested, compliant software suite that can improve design efficiency and speed time to market for customers in the rapidly changing smartphone market.

"MediaTek is committed to ensuring that wireless consumers across the globe can access the most advanced mobile technologies. We see a huge appetite for lower-cost smartphones today is being addressed by sacrificing user experience and features. We believe that our new MT6573 platform enables our customers to meet this consumer demand and bring unprecedented levels of performance to lower-priced smartphones," said Jeffrey Ju, General Manager of the Smartphone Business Unit at MediaTek.

The MT6573 platform is currently sampling to lead customers and will be in mass-production by mid 2011. MediaTek will be demonstrating the new MT6573 smartphone platform at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

About MediaTek Inc.

MediaTek Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. The company is a market leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, DVD and Blu-ray products. Founded in 1997 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange under the code "2454", MediaTek is headquartered in Taiwan and has sales and research subsidiaries in Mainland China, Singapore, India, U.S., Japan, Korea, Denmark and England. For more information, please visit MediaTek's website at www.mediatek.com.

SOURCE MediaTek Inc.