MediaTek is one of chip manufacturer name may still be a little strange, when compared to Intel, AMD, Qualcomm Snapdragon, Nvidia Tegra, or even Samsung, which manufactures chips for their own Galaxy S and Apple iPhone. However, the chip maker MediaTek is probably the fastest growing.
This China-based company to compete aggressively on price with NVidia and Qualcomm, to accommodate the market in developing countries, where low-cost smartphone and still have good performance. This year, Mediatek chip plans to sell 200 million chipset to embed for most smartphones. They also prepared a dedicated processor for tablet to be launched in the third quarter of this year.
Currently, newly launched MediaTek MT6589, a quadcore chip, so it seems the smartphone market from entry level to middle Android devices will soon be powered by this quadcore processor.