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China handset suppliers prefer MediaTek mobile solutions

Posted: 05 Jun 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:intellectual property? China market? mobile solutions?

Taiwan's MediaTek Inc. reports that total shipment of mobile solutions chipsets reached over 150 million in volume in 2007, securing a significant market share in China.

The company's client list includes China's top branded handset manufacturers as well as ZTE and Huawei Technologies. MediaTek has also recently been granted the "Best Supplier Award" from several clients including top China mobile phone suppliers LenovoMobile, Beijing Tianyu Communication Equipment Co. Ltd and Longcheer Holdings Ltd.

MediaTek chairman Ming-Kai Tsai commented, "MediaTek's focus is to continuously provide world class quality platforms and timely technical services to build a solid strategic long term partnership with our customers through innovative value creation. Our team is honored and proud to receive such accolade and recognition and will continue our commitment toward new product development and marketing."

Not a clone
In addition, Tsai further used this opportunity to clarify and express his thoughts on some market misunderstandings. "Many press reports have linked MediaTek and our turnkey solution with China's clone or gray market; these reports not only hinder the company's image, they are also unfair to MediaTek and our R&D team. The turnkey solution has always been the company's core competency, from our optical storage business era until today. MediaTek has been providing complete innovative solutions to our customers. Our turnkey solution has helped many of our customers shorten the design cycle time and reduce design costs thereby raising their competitiveness on the market."

About the mobile clone or gray market, MediaTek said it supplies solutions to legitimate system design companies. The interactions or business relationships between the system design companies and final manufacturers are unforeseeable and out of MediaTek's control. MediaTek would like to emphasize that the company does not support illegal business conduct as this will directly compromise the rights of legitimate branded companies. "As a leading IC design house, we have the social and ethical responsibility to value and protect intellectual property rights. Hence, we strongly oppose the breach of intellectual property rights and any illegal business misconduct," Tsai stated.

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