X-bit Labs reports MediaTek will join the 64-bit ARM club with a new chip designed around the ARMv8 architecture.
MediaTek, a leading designer of mobile application processors, has announced plans to develop its new breed of system-on-chips based on ARMv8 64-bit architecture. The new chips will aim next generation multimedia and mobile devices. MediaTek is the first designer of inexpensive SoCs who has licensed ARM Cortex-A50 technology.
“MediaTek has taken the leadership position with the MT8135 mobile SoC being the first application processor to employ ARM’s Big.Little architecture in a heterogeneous multiprocessing (HMP) configuration. ARM is pleased to build upon this partnership for innovative mobile consumer products. The Cortex-A50 series of processors, alongside the Mali GPU products, help MediaTek to continue its position as an industry leader,” said Tom Cronk, executive vice president and general manager of processor division at ARM.