MediaTek plans to roll out two versions of its 10nm chips, the Helio X30 for high-end smartphones and the X35 for the lower-end segment, Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) reports.
MediaTek will enter volume production for the Helio X30-series SoCs as scheduled between the end of 2016 and early-2017, the report said. The company is also evaluating the possibility of having another 10nm series designed for mid- and high-end smartphones, the report indicated, without citing its source.
The rumored Helio X35 chips from MediaTek will also be built by TSMC using a lower-spec variant of the foundry's 10nm processes, the report noted.
TSMC's 10nm process has received product tape-outs from three clients, and will start generating revenues in the first quarter of 2017, the foundry said at its July investors meeting.