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MediaTek offers 4K TV SoC to tune any signal, with Linux, Android

There are not a huge number of announcements chasing the smart TV SoC market, given that MediaTek and its MStar subsidiary seems to have it pretty much taped, with around 70% market share and rising. So, when MediaTek announces a new generation of chips, they are more or less designed from a list of requirements from the entire market. Back in 2011 when MediaTek bought MStar Semiconductor it came on the back of Broadcom and Intel both pulling out of TV SoCs, and a variety of bankruptcies and sale of other providers such as Trident and Zoran. Today only struggling Sigma Designs seems to maintain a presence in Smart TV SoCs in the West, alongside MediaTek, and there are residual…

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