Intel as we speak introduced that it’s partnering with MediaTek to fabricate their chips utilizing Intel Foundry Providers. The aim right here is to assist MediaTek construct a extra balanced and resilient provide chain by the addition of a brand new foundry companion with important capability within the US and Europe. Final yr, the corporate introduced an identical take care of Qualcomm.
Intel is an organization that designs and producers its personal chips. Final yr, the corporate determined to open up this facility to others with the launch of Intel Foundry Providers. MediaTek has now signed as much as be one of many first main prospects to Intel’s new enterprise.
“As one of many world’s main fabless chip designers powering greater than 2 billion gadgets a yr, MediaTek is a terrific companion for IFS as we enter our subsequent section of development,” mentioned Intel Foundry Providers President Randhir Thakur. “We have now the suitable mixture of superior course of expertise and geographically various capability to assist MediaTek ship the following billion related gadgets throughout a spread of functions.”
With out going into the specifics of the offers or what they are going to be making, the corporate mentioned that MediaTek plans to make use of Intel processing applied sciences to “manufacture a number of chips for a spread of sensible edge gadgets.”
NS Tsai, company senior vice chairman of Platform Know-how & Manufacturing Operations at MediaTek, mentioned, “MediaTek has lengthy adopted a multi-sourcing technique. We have now an present 5G information card enterprise partnership with Intel, and now lengthen our relationship to manufacturing sensible edge gadgets by Intel Foundry Providers. With its dedication to main capability expansions, IFS supplies worth to MediaTek as we search to create a extra diversified provide chain. We stay up for constructing a long-term partnership to serve the fast-growing demand for our merchandise from prospects throughout the globe.”
IFS is presently advantaged by being primarily based within the western hemisphere. With a majority of the present silicon manufacturing popping out of the east, particularly from international locations like Taiwan, points comparable to the continuing chip shortages have been inevitable particularly in the course of the present pandemic.
Intel plans on getting forward of the scenario and serving to corporations diversifying their portfolios by providing its providers within the US and Europe. The corporate has already introduced plans of increasing at present websites within the US and in addition including new websites in Ohio and Germany.