TAIPEI -- Taiwan's MediaTek aims to ship 60 million sets of chips used in voice-activated smart speakers this year, the company said on Tuesday. It would be a doubling of such chips, as the world’s No. 2 mobile chipmaker confronts a slowing smartphone market.
Amazon, Google and Alibaba Group Holding, the top three providers of smart speakers, use MediaTek’s chip solutions. The Taiwanese company secured shares of up to 80% in voice-activated AI speakers last year. Global smart speaker shipments hit 33 million units in 2017, market research firm Canalys says.