Strategy Analytics Comments on MediaTek Acquisition of ADI Handset Unit

The Strategy Analytics RF & Wireless Component Strategies service has released, “Strategy Analytics: MediaTek Emerges as a World-Class Baseband Supplier,” reporting on the MediaTek acquisition of the Analog Devices Handset Products portfolio.

MediaTek has a definitive agreement to acquire Analog Devices’ handset transceivers, basebands and related platform product lines and staff for $350 million by the end of December 2007. This acquisition marks the clear emergence of MediaTek as a top five, world-class baseband supplier.

“MediaTek, Inc., the largest fabless semiconductor company in Taiwan, has had an enviable growth and profitability record, most recently in ICs for handsets,” stated Chris Taylor, Director of RF & Wireless. “This acquisition puts the firm in a strong position to win share from Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, and Freescale, particularly in the rapidly growing greater China region, where MediaTek has the most strength.”

We mark 2007 as the year in which expected baseband vendor consolidation played out, resulting in a quite different supplier landscape at the end of 2007 compared to the beginning,” added Stephen Entwistle, VP Strategic Technologies at Strategy Analytics.

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