Lenovo Selects MediaTek to Power New LePad Android Tablet

Sep 13, 2012 - 12:03 PM

TAIWAN, Hsinchu – 13 September 2012 – MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, today announced that Lenovo has selected its highly integrated Android mobile platform for the new LePad A2107, dual-SIM 3G/HSPA tablet, which is shipping to customers globally.

The LePad A2107 provides high-speed cellular data and wireless connectivity and is designed for tablet users who want to be “connected always”. The A2107 uses MediaTek’s proven Android mobile platform consisting of the MT6575 and the MT6620 SoCs. The MediaTek MT6575 incorporates a 1GHz ARM® CortexTM A9 processer, a PowerVR™ Series5 SGX GPU (graphics processing unit) from Imagination Technologies, a 3G/HSPA modem and built‐in support for 3D displays and DTV‐grade multimedia capabilities by leveraging the company’s world‐leading DTV platform technologies. The MT6620 4-in-1 connectivity combo integrates an 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0+HS, GPS, and FM transmitter/receiver into a single chip with the world’s smallest footprint and leading low-power consumption. The MediaTek mobile platform is ideally suited to enable mobile device manufacturers like Lenovo, helping them to address the mid and entry‐level tablet market that demands global connectivity for today and tomorrow.

“Consumers are increasingly using tablets as a companion device to the PC and mobile phone to access media and information. We forecast that the tablet market will increase from 119 million in 2012 to 494 million by 2016(*),” said Mr. Mark Hung, Research Director at Gartner. “A company that has capabilities and technologies across different multi-screen platforms, from smartphones to DTV, should be well positioned to benefit from participating in the growing tablet market."

"We are excited to expand our long-standing partnership with MediaTek from the smartphone market, which has seen tremendous success together over the past year from the explosive market for smartphones in China, to the fast-growing tablet market," said Mr. Tao Shao, Vice President and General Manager of the Tablet Business Unit in the Mobile & Digital Home Group, Lenovo. “The MediaTek MT6575 mobile platform enables us to offer 3G connectivity on the LePad A2107 bringing convenience to users in web exploration, mailing, chatting…whenever and wherever needed.”

“This partnership with Lenovo expands MediaTek’s industry-leading family of power‐efficient, high‐performance Android platform solutions that are driving the next generation of user experiences into a new array of tablets,” said Joe Chen, General Manager of the Home Entertainment Business Unit at MediaTek. “The MediaTek Android platforms enable our customers to leverage their investment to deliver a range of multi-screen products – for one’s pocket, for the briefcase, or for the home.”

The MediaTek MT6575 and MT6620 are currently being deployed by many of MediaTek’s leading customers in their latest smartphone and tablet offerings.

*Source: Forecast: Media Tablets by Operating System, Worldwide, 2010-2016, 2Q12 Update, 4 July 2012, by Gartner


About MediaTek

Since 1997, MediaTek has been a pioneering fabless semiconductor company and a market leader in cutting-edge systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile devices, wireless networking, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray. Our tightly-integrated, innovative chip designs help manufacturers optimize supply chains, reduce the development time of new products, and extend a competitive edge in crowded markets. Through MediaTek Labs, the company is also building a developer hub that will support device creation, application development, and services for the Internet of Things era. By building technologies that help connect individuals to the world around them, MediaTek is enabling people to expand their horizons and more easily achieve their goals. We believe anyone can achieve something amazing. And we believe they can do it every single day. We call this idea Everyday Genius and it drives everything we do. Visit mediatek.com for more information.