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MediaTek

(TSEC: 2454)

Taiwan

Mediatek has successfully transformed itself. The Taiwanese chip design house is the world's leader in semiconductors for DVD players. But with that business maturing, the Hsinchu-based company has diversified into chips for handsets. In early 2005 they were just a small part of Mediatek's business but now account for about one-third of sales. Major customers include Korea's LG, Japan's Sony, and Taiwan's LiteOn. Sales grew 30% last year and profits increased 28%. Now Mediatek is targeting a new growth business: designing chipsets for digital TV. It's a promising market: According to Taiwanese investment bank KGI, the overall DTV semiconductor business was just $1.9 billion in 2004 but will top $9 billion by 2009.

Company Info

2005 Rank

Not Ranked

Sales*
($ Millions)

1,647.0

Sales Growth
(over prev. year)

30 %

Profits*
($ Millions)

570.0

Return on Equity

34.6 %

Total Return on Sales (12-mo.)

50.0

Share Price
As of 5/31/06

CURRENT
MARKET INFO

TSEC: 2454

No. of Employees

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*Trailing 12 months
Stock price data as of 5/31/06
DATA: Standard & Poor's Compustat

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Company Snapshot

MediaTek engages in the research, development, manufacture, and sale of multimedia integrated circuit (IC) for computer peripherals, advanced consumer electronics, and other special applications, primarily in Taiwan. It is also involved in the software application design, testing, maintenance, and technical consultation services for its products. The company offers multimedia IC chipset, such as CD-ROM chipset and single chip, DVD-ROM chipset and single chip, CD-R/RW chipset, Combi chipset, DVD-Rewritable chipsets, and DVD-Player chipsets; and wireless communications chipset, including GSM chipsets and GPRS chipsets. The company was established in 1997 and is in headquartered in Hsin-Chu City, Taiwan.


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Tsai Ming-kai

Tsai Ming-kai

Chairman



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