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Electronic Technology

MediaTek, Inc.

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.

Business Summary

MediaTek, Inc. engages in the research and development, manufacture, and sale of fabless semiconductor products. It offers multimedia, computer peripheral, and high end consumer integrated circuits including bluetooth chips, global positioning system chips, wireless local area network chips, near field communication chips, mobile communication chips, and optical storage chips. The company was founded on May 28, 1997 and is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2019 TWDUSD
Gross Profit94,866.72M3,068.85M
Operating income22,591.44M730.81M
Income before tax27,099.98M876.66M
Net income23,032.72M745.08M
Diluted EPS14.570.47
Dividends Per Share10.500.33
Total Assets458,701.79M15,301.79M
Total liabilities144,302.25M4,813.76M
Total equity312,750.34M10,433.01M
Operating cash flow46,608.59M1,507.74M
Currency in TWDCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019
Revenue 213,255.24M 275,511.71M 238,216.31M 238,057.34M 246,221.73M
Gross Profit 87,086.46M 91,466.52M 77,906.35M 84,389.49M 94,866.72M
Operating income 25,908.27M 23,077.78M 9,837.28M 16,203.09M 22,591.44M
Income before tax 28,710.41M 26,546.74M 27,165.29M 23,330.29M 27,099.98M
Net income 25,958.42M 23,700.59M 24,332.60M 20,760.49M 23,032.72M
EBITDA 31,041.73M 29,971.85M 17,029.49M 23,753.28M 30,953.69M
Diluted EPS 16.57 15.13 15.47 13.17 14.57
Dividends Per Share 11 9.50 10 9 10.50
Total Assets 351,249.65M 370,711.77M 394,814.18M 402,836.04M 458,701.79M
Total liabilities 104,162.77M 124,048.89M 133,615.17M 128,510.13M 144,302.25M
Total equity 240,427.72M 244,778.91M 259,811.64M 272,946.22M 312,750.34M
Operating cash flow 25,448.17M 30,041.89M 20,054.92M 19,324.59M 46,608.59M
 Dec 2015Dec 2016Dec 2017Dec 2018Dec 2019
Revenue 6,715.83M 8,542.78M 7,830.21M 7,894.59M 7,965.06M
Gross Profit 2,742.52M 2,836.10M 2,560.79M 2,798.57M 3,068.85M
Operating income 815.90M 715.57M 323.35M 537.33M 730.81M
Income before tax 904.14M 823.13M 892.92M 773.69M 876.66M
Net income 817.48M 734.88M 799.81M 688.47M 745.08M
EBITDA 977.56M 929.33M 559.76M 787.72M 1,001.32M
Diluted EPS 0.52 0.46 0.50 0.43 0.47
Dividends Per Share 0.34 0.29 0.32 0.29 0.33
Total Assets 10,693.50M 11,502.42M 13,267.27M 13,105.90M 15,301.79M
Total liabilities 3,171.15M 3,848.98M 4,489.98M 4,180.95M 4,813.76M
Total equity 7,319.62M 7,594.98M 8,730.67M 8,880.05M 10,433.01M
Operating cash flow 801.41M 931.50M 659.20M 640.85M 1,507.74M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2019
Operating margin9.17%
Profit margin9.35%

Key executives

  • Chief Executive Officer & Director: Rick Tsai
  • General Manager: Joe Chen
  • CFO, Head-Finance & Accounting: Ta Wei Ku
  • Chief Technology Officer & Senior Deputy GM: Yue Chun Chou
  • Deputy General Manager: Kuo Hung Lu


  • GIC Pte Ltd. (Investment Management) (4.4%)
  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (3.2%)
  • LEE CHUI HSING (2.7%)
  • Cathay Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (Invt Port) (2.6%)
  • TSAI MING CHIEH /TW/ (2.5%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (2.1%)
  • Labor Pension New Fund (1.9%)
  • CHO CHIH CHE (1.8%)
  • LIU TING JEN (1.2%)
  • Wellington Management Co. LLP (1.1%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: 1 Dusing 1st Road, Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu, 300, Taiwan
  • Phone: +886.3.5670766

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