MediaTek Plans 64-Bit CPU

There are two reports out of China [Google English and Google English] that MediaTek plans to do a 64-bit CPU based on the ARM Cortex A-50 series, the A53 and A57.

I wouldn’t expect anything until 2014. But what makes this interesting is that MediaTek has been gaining some ground in the iPad Mini clone market as it has the only chipset that includes 3G capability. How long that edge will last in the face of Huawei’s UltraStick initiative — which lets 3G be added to any tablet with any CPU via a slot — remains to be seen.

It’s clear, however, that with a 64-bit CPU in the latest iPhone, everyone else in the technology industry is still playing catch-up with Apple.

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