MediaTek to use Intel Foundry Services to manufacture new chips


Intel and MediaTek have announced a strategic alliance to produce chips using Intel Foundry Services’ (IFS) advanced process technologies. The agreement is intended to assist MediaTek in developing a more balanced, resilient supply chain by adding a new foundry partner with significant capacity in the United States and Europe.

MediaTek intends to manufacture multiple chips for a variety of smart edge devices using Intel process technologies. IFS provides a comprehensive manufacturing platform with technologies optimized for high performance, low power, and always-on connectivity, based on a roadmap that includes production-proven three-dimensional FinFET transistors as well as next-generation breakthroughs.

“As one of the world’s leading fabless chip designers powering more than 2 billion devices a year, MediaTek is a terrific partner for IFS as we enter our next phase of growth,” said IFS President Randhir Thakur. “We have the right combination of advanced process technology and geographically diverse capacity to help MediaTek deliver the next billion connected devices across a range of applications.”

NS Tsai, corporate senior vice president of Platform Technology & Manufacturing Operations at MediaTek, said, “MediaTek has long adopted a multi-sourcing strategy. We have an existing 5G data card business partnership with Intel, and now extend our relationship to manufacturing smart edge devices through Intel Foundry Services. With its commitment to major capacity expansions, IFS provides value to MediaTek as we seek to create a more diversified supply chain. We look forward to building a long-term partnership to serve the fast-growing demand for our products from customers across the globe.”

IFS was founded in 2021 to help meet the world’s increasing demand for advanced semiconductor manufacturing capacity. IFS distinguishes itself from other foundry offerings by combining cutting-edge process and packaging technology, a world-class IP portfolio, and committed capacity in the US and Europe. Intel’s recently announced factory expansions at existing sites, as well as plans for major new investments in greenfield sites in Ohio and Germany, will benefit IFS customers.

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