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MediaTek secures foundry support for 5G chips

Chip shortage has plagued many industry sectors for months, partly due to insufficient foundry support. But MediaTek has struck deals with pure-play foundry houses for making its 5G chips in 2021 and beyond. In China, memory firms are looking to ramp up output for DDR3, a segment where their Korean counterparts are exiting. And China LCD panel makers are also fast expandig production capacity.

MediaTek obtains sufficient foundry capacity for 5G smartphone chips: MediaTek has already struck deals for capacity support over the next one or more years with pure-play foundries, looking to maintain its leading position in the 5G smartphone processor market, according to industry sources.

China firms to ramp DDR3 chip output: With Samsung Electronics and other major DRAM chipmakers looking to phase out DDR3 production, China-based chipmakers are eyeing the DDR3 market segment where the number of suppliers will decrease. ChangXin Memory Technologies (CXMT) will start ramping up its output for DDR3 memory chips for GigaDevice later this year, according to industry sources.

China panel makers keep expanding production capacities: China-based display panel makers continue expanding production capacities and there will be 25 7G to 10.5G lines in total in 2024, according to industry sources.