Me­di­aTek launches new plat­form for In­ter­net of Things de­vel­op­ers

The China Post - - TAIWAN BUSINESS -

Tai­wanese chip designer Me­di­aTek Inc. ( ) has launched a new devel­op­ment plat­form to help de­vel­op­ers com­mer­cial­ize their prod­ucts or ser­vices us­ing the In­ter­net of Things (IoT, ) tech­nol­ogy.

The Me­di­aTek LinkIt As­sist 2502 plat­form is de­signed for ad­vanced de­vel­op­ers look­ing for a pro­fes­sional en­vi­ron­ment in which they can de­sign and pro­to­type the soft­ware and hard­ware for con­sumer-ready wear­ables and IoT de­vices.

The new mod­ule- based ap­proach makes it eas­ier to get ac­cess to Me­di­aTek chipset tech­nol­ogy and sim­pli­fies fi­nal hard­ware de­sign for de­vel­op­ers, the Hs­inchu-based com­pany said.

“Pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ers face many chal­lenges in the life­cy­cle of de­vice cre­ation, but one such chal­lenge shouldn’t be get­ting that prod­uct to a com­mer­cial-ready pro­to­type,” said Marc Nad­dell, vice pres­i­dent of Me­di­aTek Labs.

“Me­di­aTek LinkIt As­sist 2502, com­bined with our Me­di­aTek Labs Part­ner Connect pro­gram, al­lows a de­vel­oper’s dream to be a con­sumer’s re­al­ity,” Nad­dell said in a state­ment on April 10.

Me­di­aTek Labs was launched in Septem­ber 2014 to pro­vide de­vel­op­ers and ser­vice providers with soft­ware devel­op­ment kits, hard­ware devel­op­ment kits and doc­u­men­ta­tion, as well as techni- cal and busi­ness sup­port.

Tech re­search firm IDC de­fines the IoT as a net­work of net­works of uniquely iden­ti­fi­able end­points (or “things”) that com­mu­ni­cate with­out hu­man in­ter­ac­tion us­ing In­ter­net Pro­to­col con­nec­tiv­ity — be it “lo­cally” or glob­ally.

Ac­cord­ing to IDC’s fore­casts, the IoT in­dus­try in the Asi­aPa­cific re­gion will con­tinue its strong growth, with the num­ber of con­nected “things” ex­pected to in­crease from 3.1 bil­lion units this year to 8.6 bil­lion units by 2020.

Over this same pe­riod, the to­tal Asia-Pa­cific IoT mar­ket size, ex­clud­ing Ja­pan, will in­crease from US$250 bil­lion to US$583 bil­lion, IDC es­ti­mated.

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