Innovation in Practice

Encouraging Innovation

MediaTek began hosting its Innovation Awards and Special Contribution Awards (ISCA) since 2002 and 2003 respectively. These awards symbolize the highest achievements of MediaTek personnel through innovations and contributions to the company, whether in technological development, strategic planning, or process management.

Participating in International Conferences


For the first time in 18 years, IEEE Global Communications Conference, the world's largest communications conference, was held in Taiwan in 2020.

MediaTek played a major role in the conference taking place in Taiwan, as evidenced by CTO Dr. Kevin Jou serving as vice chairman of the conference. CEO Dr. Rick Tsai delivered a keynote speech titled "Accelerating the Digital Economy post COVID-19 Pandemic," stressing that the "new normal" in the post-pandemic era will speed up digital-economy applications and that the popularization of 5G services will foster brand new business models and application scenarios in stark departure from our existing concept of services, a change in which semiconductor will be a major mover. As the host of a 6G Industry Forum, MediaTek invited top-notch wireless communications experts from Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, and Prof. Andreas Molisch from the University of Southern California and Fellow of the IEEE to exchange ideas on 6G vision and technological trends.


Dubbed the Olympics of the IC design domain, the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (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. Since 2004, MediaTek have had papers accepted by the conference for 18 years in a row, 83 in total, testifying the company's extraordinary technological and innovative strength.  

Developing the ecosystem with partners

Patent Strategies

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.

Participating in Technical Associations