The maker movement has been growing since its start in 2006, and the Taiwan-based chipmaker is now another major player looking to tap into the trend.
MediaTek's upcoming 64-bit system-on-chips will have Opera Max data compression tech built-in.
While MediaTek has been gunning for Qualcomm's core business in the higher-end market, Qualcomm looks to be playing a similar game, attacking MediaTek's territory in the low-end market.
The Taiwan chipmaker has been known for supplying mid- and low-tier mobile devices, but it's pushing to go higher end.
At Computex, the chipmaker announces a new system on chip for smart home devices and a new developer platform for wearables.
Though designed for mid-range handsets, the Mediatek MT6595 flaunts eight CPU cores, 4G LTE, plus many more mobile bells and whistles.
The company's technology, dubbed the Octa-Core 6592, will be the first true eight-core mobile processor to hit the market.
Chairman Andy Bryant says the company is making progress in the area, despite continued hefty losses.
The mobile browser now has the third largest user base of any app, behind WhatsApp and Facebook.
Emerging markets are seeing huge growth in mid- and lower-tier smartphones. ARM seeks to catch some of that trend with its new line of Mali graphics-chip designs.