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MediaTek launches IoT program to assist hardware developers

Iain Morris
September 25, 2014
Taiwanese semiconductor company MediaTek has launched a global initiative to help developers create wearable and IoT devices.

Called MediaTek Labs, the program will provide developers, makers and service providers with software and hardware development kits as well as technical documentation and business and technical support.

“With the launch of MediaTek Labs we’re opening up a new world of possibilities for everyone – from hobbyists and students through to professional developers and designers – to unleash their creativity and innovation,” said Marc Naddell, vice president of MediaTek Labs. “We believe that the innovation enabled by MediaTek Labs will drive the next wave of consumer gadgets and apps that will connect billions of things and people around the world.”

The Labs developer program is also to include the LinkIt developer platform based on MediaTek’s Aster chipset.

MediaTek (Hsinchu, Taiwan) claims LinkIt offers excellent integration capabilities and will do away with the need for additional connectivity hardware.

It says that LinkIt will simplify the process of creating prototype wearable and IoT devices.

LinkIt includes the LinkIt OS – an operating system that takes full advantage of the featuers of the Aster chip.

Developers will be able to access a range of additional services through the MediaTek Labs website, including business and technology overviews, a solutions catalog where developers can share information on devices and applications and support services such as discussion forums.

MediaTek says designers and developers can sign up to MediaTek Labs immediately and download the full range of tools and documentation at its website.
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