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.
Mediatek is going after Samsung, Nvidia, and Qualcomm with a quad-core chip for high-end smartphones.
Qualcomm expects to close the deal by the summer of 2015, giving it a boost in automotive and connected devices.
The next wave of consumer electronics could come from the maker movement and indie developers. Intel's Edward Ross wants to make the company's chips a key part of that trend.