According to Chen Guanzhou, general manager of MediaTek, MediaTek has an absolute leading edge in 5G technology, which is mainly reflected in both market and technology. First, in the market, MediaTek's 4G technology has covered the rest of the world, including Europe, the United States, and China, and has been certified by operators. Because each operator's requirements and technology are different, all need one test, so MediaTek is very proud of its 4G technology, whether it is coverage or performance with superior competitiveness.
Secondly, in terms of technology, MediaTek 5G baseband chip M70 will be commercially available next year. According to Chen Guanzhou, the baseband chip adopts TSMC's 7nm process technology and will initially adopt a separate design. The future 5G baseband chip will be integrated into SoC's SoC.
At the same time, MediaTek is also actively participating in the 3GPP meeting for the 5G standard setting organization and is working with Nokia, NTT Docomo, China Mobile and Huawei equipment manufacturers and operators.DevelopmentRelated 5G products.
In addition to its layout in the field of smart terminals, MediaTek is also actively deploying smart home and automotive electronics. According to Ms. Tong Jie, deputy general manager of MediaTek Technology and general manager of the smart device business group, MediaTek also has two important platforms in addition to mobile phones, namely SmartHome device platform and vehicle platform.
According to the introduction of Tektronix, since the products are all started from the user experience, MediaTek's SmartHome device platform is mainly dedicated to three functions: more comfortable, safer, and entertainment and leisure. At present, MediaTek has already reached the top position in the field of smart speaker chips.
In 2017, the smart speaker market experienced an explosive growth, and global smart speaker shipments exceeded 30 million units, a 10-fold increase from 3 million units in 2016. MediaTek is even more aggressive and scored nearly 80% of the world's smart speakers. Visitors Jie said that in 2018 smart speakers should also have multiple growth.
As far as the field of vehicle platforms is concerned, according to the introduction of Tektronix, MediaTek mainly uses the capabilities of high-speed calculations in the past to make the car more energy-efficient and incorporates AI technology to make everyone experience safer, more comfortable and convenient. In other words, the Sensor+AI+ networking technology is equal to MediaTek's comprehensive vehicle platform layout.
Zhou Yujun, senior vice president and chief technology officer of MediaTek, supplemented the advantages of the NeuroPilot platform, including flexible openness, heterogeneous processor computing, and high-performance APU.