HSINCHU, Taiwan, February 12 /PRNewswire/ --

MediaTek, Inc. (TAIEX: 2454), the leading fabless semiconductors company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, today announced that its first GSM/GPRS single chip, the MT6253, has been adopted in mobile phones on the GSM/GPRS network. Integrating all essential electronic components, including DBB, ABB, power management unit and RF transceiver onto a single chip, the MT6253 can further reduce the materials costs of a complete mobile phone. Equipped with strong peripheral supports including camera, high speed USB and Class D audio AMP, MediaTek's MT6253 is the most highly integrated chip in the market for mobile communication.

Bringing together advanced multimedia technology, efficient manufacturing, system-level design tools and real-time support, MediaTek's MT6253 sets a new standard for cellular SoCs, said JiChang Hsu, Executive Vice President of MediaTek. To better address the needs of emerging market, where handset manufacturers care cost-performance ratio more than ultra low cost, MT6253 provides perceptual peripheral support to bring down costs and reduce space requirements greatly.

In addition to MT6253, MediaTek also brings its multimedia expertise to its smart phone solutions. Supporting LCD resolution up to WVGA, MediaTek's first smart phone solution -- MT6516 is the first solution for smart phones in the market which is able to process MPEG-2 transport stream decoding without any co-processor. MediaTek's MT6516 features multiple video codecs to enable MDTV applications, including DVB-T, CMMB and DVB-H, all of which can be easily implemented without multimedia co-processor.

MediaTek will demonstrate its latest wireless communication solutions in Mobile World Congress (Barcelona, Spain. Stand number: 1C58, Hall One).

About MediaTek Inc.

MediaTek Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. The company is a market leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, DVD and blue-ray products. Founded in 1997 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange under the code 2454, MediaTek is headquartered in Taiwan and has sales and research subsidiaries in Mainland China, Singapore, India, U.S., Japan, Korea, Ireland, Denmark and England. For more information, please visit MediaTek's website at http://www.mediatek.com .

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