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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, development, production, manufacturing, and marketing of multimedia integrated circuits, computer peripherals oriented integrated circuits, and consumer-oriented integrated circuits. The firm also provides design, test runs, maintenance, repair and technological consultation services for software and hardware; import and export trades of products; and sale and delegation of patents and circuit layout rights. The company was founded on May 28, 1997 and is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Financial Highlights

Dec 2022 TWDUSD
Gross Profit256,057.19M8,588.78M
Operating income126,788.45M4,252.79M
Income before tax134,182.90M4,500.82M
Net income118,141.10M3,962.74M
Diluted EPS74.222.48
Dividends Per Share762.54
Total Assets608,399.47M19,794.68M
Total liabilities165,341.23M5,379.48M
Total equity440,109.29M14,319.24M
Operating cash flow144,127.88M4,834.40M
Currency in TWDCurrency in USD

Historical Data

 Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020Dec 2021Dec 2022
Revenue 238,057.34M 246,221.73M 322,145.98M 493,414.58M 548,796.03M
Gross Profit 84,389.49M 94,866.72M 131,841.00M 221,156.92M 256,057.19M
Operating income 16,203.09M 22,591.44M 43,245.71M 108,082.62M 126,788.45M
Income before tax 23,330.29M 27,099.98M 47,231.63M 125,873.57M 134,182.90M
Net income 20,760.49M 23,032.72M 40,916.80M 111,421.06M 118,141.10M
EBITDA 23,753.28M 30,953.69M 53,120.32M 118,661.31M 141,768.11M
Diluted EPS 13.17 14.57 25.83 70.21 74.22
Dividends Per Share 9 10.50 37 73.00 76
Total Assets 402,836.04M 458,701.79M 533,906.32M 660,876.74M 608,399.47M
Total liabilities 128,510.13M 144,302.25M 158,821.87M 227,228.85M 165,341.23M
Total equity 272,946.22M 312,750.34M 371,833.82M 432,015.29M 440,109.29M
Operating cash flow 19,324.59M 46,608.59M 79,172.29M 49,624.24M 144,127.88M
 Dec 2018Dec 2019Dec 2020Dec 2021Dec 2022
Revenue 7,894.59M 7,965.06M 10,940.77M 17,664.93M 18,407.96M
Gross Profit 2,798.57M 3,068.85M 4,477.60M 7,917.72M 8,588.78M
Operating income 537.33M 730.81M 1,468.71M 3,869.50M 4,252.79M
Income before tax 773.69M 876.66M 1,604.08M 4,506.45M 4,500.82M
Net income 688.47M 745.08M 1,389.62M 3,989.02M 3,962.74M
EBITDA 787.72M 1,001.32M 1,804.08M 4,248.24M 4,755.24M
Diluted EPS 0.43 0.47 0.87 2.51 2.48
Dividends Per Share 0.29 0.33 1.25 2.61 2.54
Total Assets 13,105.90M 15,301.79M 19,001.57M 23,886.82M 19,794.68M
Total liabilities 4,180.95M 4,813.76M 5,652.42M 8,212.99M 5,379.48M
Total equity 8,880.05M 10,433.01M 13,233.46M 15,614.82M 14,319.24M
Operating cash flow 640.85M 1,507.74M 2,688.86M 1,776.61M 4,834.40M

Valuation Measures

Dec 2022
Operating margin23.10%
Profit margin21.52%

Key executives

  • Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer: Li Hsing Tsai
  • President & Director: Joe Chen Chen
  • Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President: Ta Wei Ku
  • Chief Technology Officer & Executive VP: Yue Chun Chou
  • Chief Information Security Officer: Yi Ching Lee


  • The Vanguard Group, Inc. (3.0%)
  • TSAI MING CHIEH /TW/ (2.5%)
  • LEE CHUI HSING (2.5%)
  • BlackRock Fund Advisors (2.1%)
  • Cathay Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (Invt Port) (2.0%)
  • Yuanta Securities Investment Trust Co., Ltd. (1.8%)
  • CHO CHIH CHE (1.8%)
  • Norges Bank Investment Management (1.3%)
  • FIL Investment Advisors (UK) Ltd. (1.2%)
  • LIU TING JEN (1.2%)

Contact Details

  • Website:
  • Address: No. 1, Dusing 1st Road, Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu, 300 96, Taiwan
  • Phone: +886.3.5670766

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Last Updated on 5 Jun, 2023

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