MediaTek And E Ink Strengthen Chip Development For eReaders

MediaTek has entered an agreement with eReader and digital paper company E Ink to enhance the development of processors and chipsets for eReaders.

It's a good match. eReaders are to some extent about long battery life, and MediaTek's chipsets the last 6-7 years have been battery efficient, yet still effective processors.

The current MediaTek chipset used in eReaders is the 12nm dual-core 2.0 GHz MT8113 chipset, used for instance in the Kindle Scribe. So there's obviously a lot of room for improvement on a 12nm processor.

Chipsets not only changes the processor speed and power of tablets and eReaders, but also carries with them components such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and facilitate different types of RAM, display resolution, display rates, camera resolution support, and so on.

Right now, MediaTek says it's working on combining their tablet system-on-chip with E Ink's TCON hardware.

So in combination with growth in sales of eReaders and Digital Paper too over the years, we can expect higher and higher specs on future devices in this segment.

– Tom Bowen