It appears that MediaTek is becoming the first choice CPU maker for many Chinese tablet manufacturers, replacing the likes of Rockchip or Allwinner, but also bigger players like Qualcomm or Nvidia. The latter two must drop the price or find a new way to appeal to customers.


MediaTek has landed orders for its tablet chips from 10-20 tablet makers in China and they have mass shipments scheduled to go down in fourth quarter of 2013. The information comes from the Chinese language publication Economic Daily News. The MediaTek shipments of tablet chips are expected to go past 3 million units a month in Q4, which stands for a 50% increase over the current shipments.

In Taiwan, the company scored both orders from Acer and Asustek Computer, plus some orders from MSI. The company is scheduled to start making the MSI Primo 76 slate and will offer it on sale starting with September 1st with a price tag of $266. It’s been a while since we’ve heard about MSI and MediaTek may help with its rebirth…