Chromebooks are Getting Chipsets Provided by MediaTek
After announcing the Helio P10 and Helio X20, MediaTek is now hopping to fit their chipsets in notebooks. Reportedly MediaTek has collaborated with Google and it is going to incorporate chipsets in the upcoming Chromebooks at a much affordable price.
Since the Chromebooks are expected to be of lower price range we believe that the company’s chipsets will be produced on large lithographic process rather than the 14 nm FinFET chips, in order to reduce the price.
The news was first broken by Focus Taiwan, the chipsets are expected to launch by the end of 2015 or the beginning of 2016. C.J. Hsieh, President MediaTek issued this statement when he appeared at the Computex Taipei. However, he did not specify the model in which the chipsets will be fixed. The processes on indulging the chips also remain unknown for now.
According to the statement MediaTek will be involved only with Chromebooks in the beginning and with the passage of time introduce the chipsets on other devices. MediaTek is forming a coalition with Google and it has started working on the home audio streaming technology. This technology will make music more accessible, the company is also rumored to take the chipsets in Google’s Android TV.
Apparently the only competitor MedaiTek has to face is Rockchip Electronics, a Chinese Chip making firm. MediaTek has collaborated before with ASUS and featured Chromebooks for $100 U.S. Dollars. This newer version with MediaTek’s chips is expected to fall around the same price tag.
MediaTek has been popular in Smartphone and also low price features, but with the company expanding with Google, Qualcomm ought to get into some trouble.