Video, OTT, AR & VR covers the rapid transition of video consumption devices, services, business models, and technologies toward multiscreen, IP, on-demand, and unmanaged delivery, as well as the rise of augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR) platforms in the enterprise and consumer sectors. Technology research includes service-provider and retail devices, technology transitions, network and software technologies, content protection, and operator business models. AR and VR addresses the rapid rise of new head-mounted display categories including tethered, mobile-reliant headsets, and standalone smart glasses, analysis of use cases driving adoption, assessments of technology platforms, and content expectations.
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.