MediaTek still plans to enter the Windows on Arm PC market

From PC World: MediaTek executives reiterated their plans to eventually enter the PC market with an Arm processor, challenging Qualcomm’s Snapdragon in the Windows on Arm market. Unfortunately, the details of its plans are still skimpy.

At an executive summit hosted by the company, MediaTek executives said that they see a $40 billion opportunity for the PC market, which the company will address with a version of its Kompanio mobile processor. MediaTek, which claims to be the fourth-largest fabless company in the world, also plans to build in 5G radios for connectivity, Bluetooth, WiFi, and display ICs for the notebook.

Corporate vice president Vince Hu said that MediaTek planned to move from the “low-power space to the high-power space,” taking some of the Arm technology it has applied to smartphone chips like its Dimensity processor line and applying it to PCs. He referred to a “recognition that we have to support higher-performance applications.”

“In CPU and GPU we are having to make some bigger investments as a foundational capability,” Hu added.

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