Innovation in Practice

| Encouraging Innovation

MediaTek has hosted the nomination, selection and awarding of the “Innovation Award” and “Special Contribution Award (ISCA)” annually since 2002. ISCA symbolizes the highest achievements of MediaTek personnel through innovations and the acknowledgment of their contributions to the company. Special Contribution Award is split into two categories, Project/Product and Operation; Innovation Award is focused on acknowledging the contribution of the vital few. Teams and individuals were selected and honored after a rigorous evaluation process.


| Participating in International Conferences

  • International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC)
    • The ISSCC is the world's largest, most prestigious, and highest-standard conference on solid-state circuits, with thousands of participants from the academia and industry every year. In 2022, ISSCC selected and published 2 papers from the MediaTek Group. One of them is related to processor technology, and the other is related to audio decoders. Since 2004, MediaTek has had papers accepted by the Conference for 19 years in a row, 85 in total, testifying the company's extraordinary technological and innovative strength.

| Patent Strategies and Establishment of Industry Specifications

Since its inception, innovation has been the cornerstone of MediaTek's daily operation. In order to safeguard its precious R&D results, consolidate its global competitiveness, and sustain its technological leadership in key areas, the company formulated an intellectual property (IP) management plan based on its business goals, with an aim to offer clients worldwide top-of-the-line products and services and pursue leadership in the industry through the mean of “Global Operations, Local Practice”.

MediaTek has over 20 R&D locations worldwide, and we have filed more than 10,000 patent applications across Taiwan, China, the United States, Europe, India, Japan, Korea, Brazil, and South Africa. As of the end of 2021, the company had maintained over 12,000 patents worldwide, including 1,500 patents obtained in 2021, the highest number in the Taiwanese IC design industry. MediaTek outperformed in the industry. In 2021, it was selected as one of the “top 100 Global Innovators” by Clarivate (formerly known as Thomson Reuters) for the fourth time and obtained the 2021 Taiwan Intellectual Property Management System (TIPS) certification. It was simultaneously ranked No. 1 in the Taiwan industry in terms of number of global patents in 5G, Wi-Fi, and HEVC/VVC. 

To learn more about MediaTek's innovation in practice, please see p.27-29 of the report.