Lenovo Selects MediaTek to Power New LePad(TM) Android Tablet
HSINCHU, Taiwan, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, today announced that Lenovo has selected its highly integrated Android mobile platform for the new LePad A2107, dual-SIM 3G/HSPA tablet, which is shipping to customers globally.
The LePad A2107 provides high-speed cellular data and wireless connectivity and is designed for tablet users who want to be “connected always”. The A2107 uses MediaTek’s proven Android mobile platform consisting of the MT6575 and the MT6620 SoCs. The MediaTek MT6575 incorporates a 1GHz ARM® Cortex(TM) A9 processer, a PowerVR(TM) Series5 SGX GPU (graphics processing unit) from Imagination Technologies, a 3G/HSPA modem and built-in support for 3D displays and DTV-grade multimedia capabilities by leveraging the company’s world-leading DTV platform technologies. The MT6620 4-in-1 connectivity combo integrates an 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0+HS, GPS, and FM transmitter/receiver into a single chip with the world’s smallest footprint and leading low-power consumption. The MediaTek mobile platform is ideally suited to enable mobile device manufacturers like Lenovo, helping them to address the mid and entry-level tablet market that demands global connectivity for today and tomorrow.
“Consumers are increasingly using tablets as a companion device to the PC and mobile phone to access media and information. We forecast that the tablet market will increase from 119 million in 2012 to 494 million by 2016(*),” said Mr. Mark Hung, Research Director at Gartner. “A company that has capabilities and technologies across different multi-screen platforms, from smartphones to DTV, should be well positioned to benefit from participating in the growing tablet market.”
“We are excited to expand our long-standing partnership with MediaTek from the smartphone market, which has seen tremendous success together over the past year from the explosive market for smartphones in China, to the fast-growing tablet market,” said Mr. Tao Shao, Vice President and General Manager of the Tablet Business Unit in the Mobile & Digital Home Group, Lenovo. “The MediaTek MT6575 mobile platform enables us to offer 3G connectivity on the LePad A2107 bringing convenience to users in web exploration, mailing, chatting…whenever and wherever needed.”
“This partnership with Lenovo expands MediaTek’s industry-leading family of power-efficient, high-performance Android platform solutions that are driving the next generation of user experiences into a new array of tablets,” said Joe Chen, General Manager of the Home Entertainment Business Unit at MediaTek. “The MediaTek Android platforms enable our customers to leverage their investment to deliver a range of multi-screen products — for one’s pocket, for the briefcase, or for the home.”
The MediaTek MT6575 and MT6620 are currently being deployed by many of MediaTek’s leading customers in their latest smartphone and tablet offerings.
*Source: Forecast: Media Tablets by Operating System, Worldwide, 2010-2016, 2Q12 Update, 4 July 2012, by Gartner
About MediaTek Inc.
MediaTek Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. The company is a market leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, and DVD and Blu-ray products. Founded in 1997 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange under the code “2454″, MediaTek is headquartered in Taiwan and has sales or research subsidiaries in Mainland China, Singapore, India, U.S., Japan, Korea, Denmark, Sweden, England and Dubai. For more information, please visit MediaTek’s website at www.mediatek.com
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