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MediaTek and Intel Foundry Services partner to make next-gen smart device chips

Intel Foundry Services finds another client. (Source: Intel)
Intel Foundry Services finds another client. (Source: Intel)
Intel has announced that its Foundry Services have been chosen by MediaTek as a new chip supplier. The decision help the latter expand its portfolio of processors for the internet of things (IoT) market, as well as make sure it has stock of those new chips to sell. This, according to MediaTek, will help it stay in its current industry-leading position in general.

MediaTek is known as a chipset company, although it is also defined as one of the "fabless" variety, as it farms the actual making of the silicon it designs to other companies with foundries - which, as of 2021, include Intel. Its Foundry Services arm has now secured a contract to supply the company with some of its next-gen processors.

Unlike the likes of powerful, flagship Dimensity-series SoCs for smartphones (made by TSMC), these chips are intended for MediaTek's next-gen edge computing range. This is because they will be marketed as using as little power as possible while maintaining constant network connectivity.

Nevertheless, MediaTek envisions that its next-gen IoT-type processors will also be "high performance" at the same time - properties IFS can deliver, apparently. Not only that, but with its US- and Europe-based production, the partnership is backed to make sure the former can keep its shipment rates up.

MediaTek currently claims that it "powers more than 2 billion devices a year", and might not want to let the current economic climate get in the way of that in 2022. Therefore, the addition of IFS as a partner might help keep its supply chains as robust and "resilient" as possible.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-07-26 (Update: 2022-07-26)