For M&A in Taiwan, MediaTek and MStar Will Be a Serious Competitor

by Sam Rosen

MediaTek had grown to be one of the top 20 worldwide semiconductor suppliers by 2009, driven largely by its success in the wireless communications and digital media solutions markets. One of MediaTek’s key competitors in the China 2G handset market, as well as set-top box and digital TV markets, is Mstar. Within wireless communications, the initial impact of the merger of MediaTek and MStar will be to create a much stronger player in the China handset IC market.