AMD and MediaTek can negotiate a joint venture (JV). According to the publication by Digitimes, the joint venture will focus on SOC-level data transmission technologies, such as 5G, Wi-Fi and even wired data transmission controllers. If the joint venture is implemented, we will consider integrating MediaTek IP into AMD SoCs – explicitly focusing on mobility hardware solutions such as laptops.
Sources close to DG Times reportedly point to the 2024 market availability for any SOC design as a result of this joint venture. Lending this report is the fact that both AMD and MediaTek have collaborated in the past: AMD integrated MediaTek’s Wi-Fi 6 technology into its AMD RZ608 chip, which debuted in the Aianeo handheld game console. While the module is AMD branded, it is actually a rebranded version of Meditech’s MT7921K wireless communication module.
According to Digitimes, AMD wants to make its notebook solutions more attractive by integrating data transmission technologies. Taiwanese MediaTek, which has become one of the leading mobile SOC developers and has a rich 5G portfolio, seems to be a natural alternative to the solutions developed by Intel – the competition between AMD and Intel is so fierce that It’s not just the natural, red team that doesn’t want to improve Intel’s bottom line by adopting the company’s solution. ”
Another interesting factor to note is that the acquisition of Xilinx by AMD opens the door to IP collaboration in the world of wired and wireless high speed data transmission technology. Perhaps in the joint venture, AMD and MediaTek will look at IP from both sides. DG Times sources believe that the joint venture between the two companies is trying to sell its advanced SOC solution to a third party, rather than limit its results to domestic products.
However, MediaTek Mobile is one of SOC’s leading providers (it surpassed Qualcomm for the global chip set market in 2020), and has a lot of data as well as Wi-Fi 6 and related chip integration designs. Has a deep understanding. Development and provision of infrastructure for these technologies. AMD will be able to cut data communication solutions built by Intel, and will be able to step into the MediaTek notebook segment – a clear win for both companies.
AMD, meanwhile, responded to the DigiTimes report by saying it did not comment on market speculation. MediaTek, on the other hand, has openly denied the report – both standard reactions to leaks from industry insiders.