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.
The Taiwanese company, which supplies mobile chips in Asia, is gearing up for an expansion into the US. That could mean more affordable smartphone options.
At Computex, the chipmaker announces a new system on chip for smart home devices and a new developer platform for wearables.
The company's technology, dubbed the Octa-Core 6592, will be the first true eight-core mobile processor to hit the market.
Though designed for mid-range handsets, the Mediatek MT6595 flaunts eight CPU cores, 4G LTE, plus many more mobile bells and whistles.
South Korea could be the next country to look into Qualcomm's business practices, following investigations in China, the US and Europe.
The chipmaker won't contest the record fine as part of the resolution, and agrees to make several changes to its patent-licensing business in China.