MediaTek is launching what it describes as the world’s first 7-nanometer 8K digital TV flagship system-on-chip (SoC), the MediaTek Pentonic 2000.
Built with TSMC’s N7 advanced process technology, it is the first commercial TV chipset to support Versatile Video Coding (VVC) for H.266 content.
The company added that the chip is able to run 8K resolution at 120Hz with support for MEMC.
“The Pentonic 2000 puts MediaTek at the forefront of smart TV design with its ability to offer consumers rich, crisp images, bright displays and sharp audio, as well as a smart and intuitive user experience,” said Dr Mike Chang, corporate vice president and general manager of the smart home business group at MediaTek. “We are pleased to mark this latest milestone in our long history of collaboration with TSMC and look forward to more technology breakthroughs to come.”
According to MediaTek, the Pentonic 2000 will power next-generation flagship 8K TVs that are expected to launch in Q2 2022.