MediaTek to use Intel Foundry Services to manufacture new chips

Leading chipmakers Intel and MediaTek have announced a strategic partnership to manufacture chips using advanced Intel Foundry Services (IFS) technology.

The agreement will help MediaTek build a more balanced and sustainable supply chain by adding new foundry partners with significant capabilities in the US and Europe.

“With its commitment to significant capacity expansion, IFS brings value to MediaTek as we strive to create a more diversified supply chain,” said NS Tsai, senior vice president of platform technology and manufacturing operations at MediaTek, in a statement.

“We look forward to building a long-term partnership to serve the rapidly growing demand for our products from customers around the world,” added Tsai.

MediaTek plans to use Intel technology to manufacture multiple chips for various smart devices.

IFS offers a broad manufacturing platform with technologies optimized for high performance, low power and constant connectivity based on a roadmap that spans production-proven 3D FinFET transistors to next-generation breakthroughs.

“As one of the world’s leading fabless chip designers, supporting more than 2 billion devices annually, MediaTek is a great partner for IFS as we enter our next phase of growth,” said IFS President Randhir Thakur.

IFS was founded in 2021 to meet the growing global demand for advanced semiconductor manufacturing capabilities.