E Ink announced that it will strengthen its partnership with MediaTek to jointly develop system chips for e-reader devices. The two companies will also offer "new business prospects" for Taiwanese manufacturers in the global e-reader market.
MeditaTek has a product line of tablet chipsets, which includes chips for e-readers. The company says that those chips, equipped with high-performance CPU processors and integrated Wi-Fi, are developed using advanced manufacturing processes to create highly efficient chips. These chips support a range of E Ink display technologies from E Ink, including E Ink Carta, E Ink Kaleido, and E Ink Gallery.
Currently, MediaTek is combining its tablet system-on-chip (SoC) with E Ink's hardware TCON, collaborating to promote ePaper tablet solutions in the education market.
MediaTek's current system-on-chip (SoC) used in eReaders is the MT8113, built on a 12-nanometer process. The CPU processor employs dual-core 2.0GHz architecture, greatly enhancing the user's page flipping and reading experience. It also supports LPDDR4 memory, along with built-in Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth, resulting in reduced power consumption for the overall system. MediaTek's innovative power management technology further enhances the MT8113, allowing it to maintain exceptional performance during standby mode for over ten weeks.