MediaTek pushes for Taiwan to ease cross-strait investment rules

Taiwan chipmaker MediaTek has urged its government to loosen regulations on investments and mergers in China and other overseas markets to keep the country’s chip industry from falling behind. MediaTek CEO M.K. Tsai said the current rules are too restrictive, particularly …

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Asia Briefs: TRAI calls for licences for MVNOs, MyRepublic preps for 4th licence & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: TRAI calls for licences for MVNOs India’s telecoms regulator has recommended that a separate licensing category be created for mobile virtual network …

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MediaTek CMO: Ecosystem building just as important as chip design

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Johan Lodenius, CMO at MediaTek, is on a mission to extend the influence of the Taiwanese firm beyond its chip designs. “A lot of what MediaTek does is about accelerating and reducing friction in the ecosystem,” he told …

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Asia Briefs: India’s Indus to use streetlights as cell towers, 4G drives China’s data usage up 75% & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: India’s Indus to use streetlights as cell towers India’s Indus Towers plans to spend INR2.2 billion ($35.1 million) over the next three …

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Asia Briefs: LINE’s revenue doubles, MobiFone IPO set for mid-2016 & more

In a regular series, Mobile World Live‘s Asia Editor Joseph Waring provides a regional roundup of news snippets: LINE’s revenue doubles Japan’s messaging application provider LINE said its total revenue more than doubled last year to JPY86.3 billion ($731 million) …

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MediaTek chief trumpets consumer electronics credentials

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Ambitious chipmaker MediaTek’s strength in the consumer electronics space gives it the lead over rivals such as Intel and Qualcomm, which are “more polarised in PCs or communications,” Johan Lodenius, the company’s CMO, told Mobile World Live. “They’re …

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MediaTek aims to cooperate with Xiaomi on IoT

Taiwan’s MediaTek is seeking to cooperate with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi to develop and promote Internet of Things (IoT) products using its chips. The Taiwanese silicon vendor’s CEO, Hsieh Ching-jiang, said the company has added employees to work on Xiaomi …

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MediaTek scores in Smart TVs; aims to make noise in 2015

LIVE FROM CES 2015: Taiwanese silicon vendor MediaTek has signed up Google and Sony as customers for its System-on-Chip (SoC) hardware for Android TV, as the fast-rising company targets growth beyond low and mid range smartphones. Japanese giant Sony yesterday …

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Acer, Asus, LG, Lenovo, ZTE all launch smartphones at CES 2015

Acer, Asus, LG, Lenovo and ZTE have all announced new mid- and lower-end smartphones. This flurry of new mobile devices comes just ahead of the CES event commencing in Las Vegas later today, and each of the Far Eastern device makers seemed keen to ensure their new mobiles were getting noticed early.