DigiTimes reports that AMD and Mediatek are discussing the possibility of a joint venture, which will expand AMD’s presence in the mobile market.
The venture can extend the development of custom Systems on a Chip (SoC) solutions that offer high transmission connectivity modems like 5G, WiFi, etc. This kind of collaboration can produce devices with high-efficiency Mediatek CPU cores and AMD RDNA graphics architecture which are already being developed for next-gen Samsung Exynos chips.
ComputerBase reports that Before this, AMD and Mediatek have worked together on a relatively lower scale. A recent report states that AMD developed its own WiFi network chip, AMD RZ608, which turned out to be a renamed Mediatek MT7921K.
AMD has also worked with Qualcomm in the past. However, this collaboration will expand AMD’s presence in the entry-level market through many MediaTek chips. The details are unknown for now and the companies have not officially confirmed the venture.
At CES 2021, AMD’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, confirmed that RDNA2 graphics architecture will soon arrive on Samsung Exynos devices. The first mobile devices with AMD graphics are expected to launch in early 2022.