MediaTek Scales up R&D to Strengthen Presence in India

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  • MediaTek is looking to hire across offices in India, with a focus on AI technologies, smart home/enterprise segments, 5G and wireless communications among others
  • Over 92 per cent of all managerial positions at MediaTek overseas sites are locally hired

MediaTek has announced significant hiring plans in FY 2022 as part of the R&D facility expansion and commitment to the India Market. With a focus on developing an innovative and comprehensive range of solutions, MediaTek is looking to hire across offices in India, with a focus on AI technologies, smart home/enterprise segments, 5G and wireless communications among others.

MediaTek invested in R&D and cutting-edge technologies and, in 2020, MediaTek invested approximately $2.6 billion (24 per cent of revenues) in R&D, which is among the top global R&D spend by semiconductor companies, according to IC insights.In 2021, MediaTek further expanded its R&D budget to over $3billion for future business growth opportunities.

Investing in local Indian talent

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Rituparna Mandal, General Manager, MediaTek Bangalore added, “India is an important market for MediaTek and we are reiterating our commitment and support to the government’s Make in India program by investing in local Indian talent and scaling capabilities to drive innovation for India and global markets.”

MediaTek said that it recently emerged as the preferred chipset partner for smartphone OEMs in India, and over 92 per cent of all managerial positions at MediaTek overseas sites are locally hired.

Mandal added, “We plan to hire aggressively from Indian campuses this year, to strengthen our research and product design capabilities across research centres in Bangalore and Noida. People are our greatest asset and we aim to hire managerial and technical leaders who can help us make a quantum leap in innovation and achieve our goals of developing advanced and inclusive solutions. We look forward to welcoming the new members into the MediaTek family.”

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