So says Digitimes Research, which said that currently there is a hole in Samsung’s lineup. Samsung currently uses Marvell and Spreadtrum to provide applictation processors.
But apparently Samsung is unhappy with its two suppliers because it’s claimed supply and support was indifferent.
Mediatek actually competes with Samsung in both the Chinese and Indian markets but it seems that because of the range of the products it supplies.
But it seems a deal has been satisfactorily struck.
It is something of a puzzle that Samsung feels it needs to turn to Mediatek because the Korean company has advanced semiconductor fabrication equipment and expertise of its own inhouse.
But Digitimes Research speculates that Samsung still needs help from outside, particularly in the wearable marketplace.On the face of it, the Mediatek partnership is intended to bolster Samsung’s low end range of phones, but it may also begin to supply its high end models too.