MediaTek announced a partnership with Meta

MediaTek has announced its intent to employ Meta’s latest extensive linguistic model, Llama 2, combined with its proprietary APU and the comprehensive AI Development Platform, NeuroPilot, to establish a holistic end-device computational ecosystem. MediaTek reveals that AI applications developed using the Llama 2 model will debut on their flagship products by year’s end.

JC Hsu, General Manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Communication Division, opined that generative AI represents a paramount trend in the digital transformation. MediaTek’s vision encompasses providing Llama 2 developers and end-users with tools that catalyze further AI innovative opportunities and enhanced product experiences. Through this collaboration with Meta, MediaTek can proffer an integrated solution that harmonizes hardware and software, imbuing end-devices with unparalleled AI prowess.

Currently, the majority of generative AI operates through cloud-based computations. However, MediaTek’s ambition is to deploy it on end-devices. Such a move is anticipated to amplify performance, fortify privacy safeguards, elevate security and reliability, diminish latency, and potentially proffer cost savings, making the process more congenial for individuals.

MediaTek disclosed plans to unveil its next-generation flagship SoC (anticipated to be the Dimensity 9300) by the close of this year. It will incorporate a software stack architecture optimized specifically for Llama 2, paired with an upgraded APU that supports the Transformer model as its foundational neural network, reducing memory usage and bandwidth occupation, thereby amplifying the performance of extensive linguistic models and generative AI.

Rumors suggest that the CPU component of the Dimensity 9300 will adopt a tri-cluster design of 2+4+2, comprising two Cortex-X4 prime cores, four Cortex-A7xx performance cores, and two Cortex-A5xx efficiency cores, fabricated using TSMC’s N4P process. Additional whispers intimate MediaTek’s aggressive stance, hinting that the Dimensity 9300 might feature an “all performance core architecture” — a dual-cluster design of 4+4, coupling four Cortex-X4 prime cores with four Cortex-A7xx performance cores, and also supporting LPDDR5T memory.