ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

MediaTek sees only limited use of its new advanced chip in 2017

Taiwanese company may also shift some orders from TSMC to Samsung

MediaTek is the largest mobile chip supplier to China.

BARCELONA, Spain -- Taiwan's MediaTek, the largest mobile chip supplier to China, says it expects only a handful of clients to employ its newly unveiled premium product this year, adding to the woes of a company struggling with a falling profit margin and ferocious market competition.

"We don't expect many projects on our latest high-end chip," Mediatek Co-Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey Ju told reporters in a press briefing Monday at the Mobile World Congress here. "For now, we think less than 10 smartphone models will adopt this high-end X30 chip."

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more