MediaTek is the largest mobile chipmaker in Taiwan. Its chips power devices from the likes of Lenovo, Sharp and Acer, as well as Chinese giants like ZTE and Huawei. It generated about $3 billion in revenue last year selling chipsets for some 500 million phones, easily eclipsing Samsung, HTC and Apple in total volume. Yet few know who MediaTek is.
“We are,” says Finbarr Moynihan, who runs new business for MediaTek, “one of those best-kept secrets.”