MediaTek has eight-core apps processor

November 27, 2012 // By Peter Clarke
MediaTek is developing an ARM-based eight-cored processor for use in a smartphone by Chinese telecommunications equipment and network provider ZTE, according to reports in Taiwan.

The MT6599 is based on the ARM architecture and will be manufactured using 28-nm processing by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., according to a China Times report.

The ZTE Apache phone will support both 3G – WCDMA and TD-SCDMA – and 4G LTE communications.

MediaTek has beaten of competition from Qualcomm and Nvidia to get the design win with ZTE and is expected to send samples to customers in May 2013, the report said.