MediaTek, Inc.


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Market cap(USD):
Shares: 1,582.11M

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Company profile

Market(Ticker): TAI(2454)
Electronic Technology
Full time employees: --

Business summary

MediaTek, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of integrated circuit (IC) chip. It focuses on multimedia IC, computer peripheral IC, consumer electronics IC, and special application of IC. Its products include mobile communication chipset, tablet personal computer chip, bluetooth chip, wireless local area network chip, global positioning system chip, near field communication single-chip, multi-functional single-chip, multi-mode wireless charging chip, wearable devices Single-chip, wisdom home networking Chip, biosensor analog front-end wafers, optical storage chipset, digital video disc player single chip, blu-ray player chipset, high integration digital television control chip, United States and Europe regulation television decoding and demodulation chipset, digital subscriber loop terminal communications chipset, automotive electronic chipset power management and control chips for variety of electronic products, and universal serial bus power delivery type-c control chip. The company was founded on May 28, 1997 and is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Company background

MediaTek is a leading Taiwanese fabless chipmaker, which provides large-scale integration systems essential for smartphones, flat-screen TVs and other electronic devices. The company's strength is in supplying low-priced chips.

MediaTek was founded in 1997 by Tsai Ming-kai, who was formerly an engineer at Taiwanese chip foundry United Microelectronics. Tsai became chairman and CEO of the company. The chipmaker started as a developer of LSIs for CD-ROMs, and later expanded its business to cellphones and smartphones.

The company distributes reference designs, which include blueprints and recommended parts for the production of smartphones, allowing manufacturers in China and other countries to easily develop smartphones. Therefore, MediaTek is sometimes referred to as "the architect of cheap smartphones."

In February 2014, MediaTek further increased its market share of semiconductors used for flat-screen TVs by acquiring fellow Taiwanese chip maker MStar Semiconductor.

Although MediaTek rapidly boosted its market share of chips for smartphones in China, India and other emerging markets, the chipmaker will be stiffer competition for U.S Qualcomm and Chinese chip producer Spreadtrum Communications. The company is working to create demand for automobiles and wearables.

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Financial highlights

Dec 2016

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Revenue 275,512M
Gross profit 98,190M
Operating income 23,076M
Income before tax 27,213M
Net income 23,701M
EBITDA 29,972M
Diluted EPS --
Dividends per share 0
Total assets 359,781M
Total liabilities 122,914M
Total equity 234,983M
Operating cash flow 30,040M

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Revenue 8,542.79M
Gross profit 3,044.57M
Operating income 715.51M
Income before tax 843.79M
Net income 734.89M
EBITDA 929.34M
Diluted EPS --
Dividends per share 0
Total assets 11,163.26M
Total liabilities 3,813.77M
Total equity 7,291.04M
Operating cash flow 931.44M

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Valuation measures

Dec 2016

PER 14.28
ROA 6.66%
ROE 9.97%
Operating margin 8.37%
Profit margin 8.60%

Key executive

  • Vice Chairman & General Manager: Ching Chiang Hsieh
  • CFO, Head-Accounting & Deputy General Manager: Ta Wei Ku
  • Deputy General Manager: Kuo Hung Lu
  • Deputy General Manager: Cheng Te Chuang
  • Deputy General Manager: Yu Chun Chou

Share holders

  • GIC Pte Ltd. (Investment Management)(3.7%)
  • Capital Research & Management Co. (Global Investors)(3.5%)
  • First State Investment Management (UK) Ltd.(3.1%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc.(2.9%)
  • LEE CHUI HSING(2.9%)
  • Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (Investment Management)(2.6%)
  • TSAI MING KAI(2.5%)
  • CHO CHIH CHE(1.9%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors(1.8%)
  • Genesis Investment Management LLP(1.5%)


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  • Address: No. 1 Dusing 1st Road, Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu, 300, Taiwan
  • Phone: +886.3.567.0766

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