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November 01, 2012

ASUS Expands its Partnership with MediaTek

Under an extended partnership, MediaTek’s (News - Alert) MT7620 Wi-Fi System-on-a-Chip (SoC) has been selected for the new ASUS RT-N14U N300 wireless router.

This router will make its debut globally this quarter and expands MediaTek's family of highly integrated, single-chip Wi-Fi SoC products.

MediaTek is a fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia. Partnership with ASUS will let the company continue to expand its wireless connectivity reach and bring innovation to the consumer market.

Its MT7620 incorporates advanced signaling technologies and thereby gives device manufacturers robust tools to develop energy-saving wireless routers.

“Today’s wireless routers must work with devices like smartphones and tablets with highly efficient operation for extended battery life and a better user experience,” said Tenlong Deng, associate vice president of the Wireless Device Business Unit at ASUS. “We are happy to expand our partnership with MediaTek in supplying a sector-leading wireless router to the growing and dynamic connected consumer electronics market.”

What makes the MT7620 unique is its ability to allow the mobile device to remain in low-power states for longer periods. The product uses MediaTek Green AP functionality to provide low-consumption green operation and better user experiences for simultaneous video and data applications.

MediaTek claims that the same amount of wireless data can be transmitted in a shorter time with the MT7620.

“MediaTek’s continued focus on technology innovation enables our customers with unique competitive advantages,” said SR Tsai, general manager of the Wireless Connectivity and Networking Business Unit at MediaTek.

MediaTek was in the news earlier this month when it partnered with Telkomsel (News - Alert) and IMO to expand partnership to boost smartphone adoption in Indonesia.

Edited by Braden Becker

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