MediaTek expands Helio chips with P series
Taiwan’s MediaTek Inc., a major supplier of handset chips to Chinese manufacturers, launched the Helio P10 system-on-a-chip (SoC) Monday at Computex Taipei to focus on the growing demand for slim smartphones with strong features.
The Helio P10 runs a 2GHz octa-core 64-bit processor based on the Cortex-A53 architecture and a 700MHz dual-core 64-bit Mali-T860 graphic processing unit.
The SoC will be available in the third quarter of this year and is ex- pected to be in consumer products in late 2015, according to MediaTek.
The P10 is the first chip in the new Helio P family, a series that the Hsinchu-based company said is aimed at integrating features such as high-performance modem technology into a high-value chipset.
With the help of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’ s (TSMC’s) latest 28HPC+ process technology and numerous architecture and circuit design optimizations, the Helio P10 can reduce power consumption by 30 percent compared to existing smartphone SoCs manufactured using the 28 HPC process technology, MediaTek said.
“The P series will provide OEM smartphone makers with greater design flexibility to meet consumer demands for slim formfactors, which provide dynamic multimedia experiences,” said Jeffrey Ju, senior vice president of MediaTek.
“The P10 enables state-of-the-art mobile computing and multimedia features all while balancing performance and battery life,” Ju noted.