By Claus Hetting, Wi-Fi NOW CEO & Chairman
Taiwan-based fabless semiconductor giant MediaTek continues to grow its Wi-Fi chipset market share with 600 million Wi-Fi chips shipped in 2020, the company said during an analyst day presentation on May 6. Next the company intends to focus on expanding their service provider Wi-Fi business, the company says. The stock has rallied and more than doubled in value during the past year.
Taiwan-based silicon giant MediaTek continues its show of strength within the Wi-Fi chipset segment including dominating the Wi-Fi connectivity market for TVs and and suppling Wi-Fi chipsets to around half of the world’s retail Wi-Fi router products, the company said at an analyst day presentation on May 6. Add to this chipsets for a raft of voice assistants and home IoT products and it all adds up 600 million Wi-Fi chips shipped in 2020, the company says.
And that number does not include integrated Wi-Fi technology shipped as part of MediaTek’s growing smartphone platform business. TVs powered by MediaTek include Samsung’s world’s first Wi-Fi 6E TV while consumer-grade Wi-Fi powered by MediaTek includes (some of) TP-Link, NETGEAR, and Linksys routers, said James Chen, Associate VP of Product Marketing at MediaTek during the event.
“Going forward MediaTek will also be focusing more on supplying Wi-Fi chipsets to power operator CPEs, home gateways, and mesh units. Home Wi-Fi delivered by operators is becoming an increasingly important segment, so we’re redoubling our efforts as we move forward,” said James Chen. According to the company’s latest map of operator references, MediaTek Wi-Fi is already powering the home gateways and CPEs of around 40 operators around the world.
James Chen also pointed out that MediaTek has been selected as one of the Wi-Fi Alliance’s interoperability testbed partners for WPA3, Wi-Fi 6E (including the Wi-Fi 6/6E Release 2 version slated for later this year) and the Wi-Fi Alliance’s Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh™ program.
MediaTek stock has more than doubled in value over the past year.
For more don’t miss AVP of Product Marketing at MediaTek James Chen speaking at the Wi-Fi World Congress Europe on May 19! Register and to view the live stream here.