MediaTek and TSMC have announced their newest system-on-chip for TVs — the Pentonic 2000. It’s the world’s first 7nm chip that’s designed to equip the next wave of 8K TVs with more powerful AI engines, better decoding technology, and more features.
In comparison to the TSMC 16 nm process technology, the N7 process is able to increase speed by 30% and reduce power by 55%. The improved performance allows room for a more powerful AI that can assist users with voice commands or in upscaling footage to higher resolutions.
“By adopting TSMC’s N7 process, MediaTek is bringing technology capable of supercomputing applications into the living room and gives consumers the next generation of media experiences,” said Dr. Kevin Zhang, Senior Vice President of Business Development at TSMC. “We are proud to work hand in hand with MediaTek once again to deliver the leadership product in the digital TV space.”
Combining MedaTek’s Intelligent View and advanced display tech, the Pentonic 2000 SoC is built to support the demands of the streaming era. With it, devices will be able to offer 8K resolution alongside a fast 120Hz refresh rate.
It’s the first all-in-one chip that’s also integrated with an 8K 120Hz MEMC engine and combines MediaTek’s new 8K AI-Super Resolution tech with its Intelligent View Tech. This unlocks picture-in-picture features as well as picture-by-picture.
Additionally, it’s built with the industry’s fastest GPU and CPU with UFS 3.1 storage in tow. With MediaTek Wi-FI 6E, consumers can enjoy fast and seamless connections. The chip also supports 5G cellular modems.
Devices powered by the MediaTek Petonic 2000 are expected to be available by the second quarter of 2022.