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DrFPGA
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What's Different?
DrFPGA   3/23/2014 11:26:23 PM
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from existing MCUs is the question I would ask. Is low energy BlueTooth different? The other specs (ARM, SRAM, Flash) are ubiquitous...

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goafrit   3/12/2014 5:00:18 PM
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>> This is what many people are saying...but really what medical applications can be enabled by iWatch???

Let us wait until iWatch is unveiled. There is rumour that Apple is having many meetings with FDA these days. You never know. We wait until they showcase the product.

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krisi   2/14/2014 3:32:27 PM
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This is what many people are saying...but really what medical applications can be enabled by iWatch???

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goafrit   2/14/2014 10:23:16 AM
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>> By offering OEMs everything from firmware to drivers and a qualified vendor list, MTK efficiently enables customers to launch their end products probably much faster than anyone else.

More than 90% of Android phones in Africa run on MediaTek chipsets. Anyone can be a phone manufacturer. Just have a decent cleanroom for packaging. Buy the chipset from MediaTek and you have a brand. If they do same in wearable, Samsung and co will see more pains.

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goafrit   2/14/2014 10:20:34 AM
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>> Mediatek strategy makes sense to me...there is not much value in wearable devices yet so paying more than $50 is not going to happen on a mass scale

We will how after Apple gets into it and unlocks more values in the sector. If this becomes a new medical outlet, watch out for some medical device firms to be imperiled.

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goafrit   2/14/2014 10:19:15 AM
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I like MediaTel because they have figured out how to do chipsets at the lowest cost possible. That is helping them win markets in the emerging market.

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zewde yeraswork   2/4/2014 9:09:01 AM
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Having a list of qualified vendors who can devise their own products for the market running your technology makes a company like MediaTek all the more confident going into new areas. They are expanding geographically--into China--at the same time that they are expanding into a new market segment--namely wearables. Given that that is the case, they are in a much stronger position when they can spread their influence in this way.

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junko.yoshida   2/4/2014 7:37:06 AM
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@goafrit, agreed.

But what might be missing on this discussion is the power of the MTK's "turnkey solution" -- beyond its own chip.

By offering OEMs everything from firmware to drivers and a qualified vendor list, MTK efficiently enables customers to launch their end products probably much faster than anyone else.

That is the quint-essential MTK's playbook.

The qualified vendor list will allow OEMs to pick and choose necessary components, already pre-qualified by MediaTek.

 

 

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krisi   2/3/2014 5:50:59 PM
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Mediatek strategy makes sense to me...there is not much value in wearable devices yet so paying more than $50 is not going to happen on a mass scale

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zewde yeraswork   2/3/2014 11:52:42 AM
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Mediatek has been doing interesting things in emerging markets for some time, but wearables are hot right now and there's opportunity for growth here unlike anything else they've gotten themselves into. It's definitely a threat to vendors that have established themselves with their own chipsets and who directly compete with Mediatek in the smartphone space.

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