About the Company

Since 1997, MediaTek has been a pioneering fabless semiconductor company and a market leader in cutting-edge systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile devices, wireless networking, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray. Our tightly-integrated, innovative chip designs help manufacturers optimize supply chains, reduce the development time of new products, and extend a competitive edge in crowded markets. Through MediaTek Labs, the company is also building a developer hub that will support device creation, application development, and services for the Internet of Things era. By building technologies that help connect individuals to the world around them, MediaTek is enabling people to expand their horizons and more easily achieve their goals. We believe anyone can achieve something amazing. And we believe they can do it every single day. We call this idea Everyday Genius and it drives everything we do. Visit for more information.

Technology Offered for the Competition

  • MediaTek LinkIt™ ONE and Grove IoT Starter Kit
  • MediaTek LinkIt™ Connect 7681- Wi-Fi HDK for IoT
  • MediaTek LinkIt™ Smart 7688

Using the MediaTek LinkIt™ ONE and Grove IoT Starter Kit Powered by AWS, you can create Wearables and IoT device proof of concepts and send your device data to Amazon Web Services. The kit includes a selection of Grove sensors for data gathering and peripherals to visualise data on your proof of concept. Then, using a secure MQTT connection, you get the assurance of an added layer of encryption on top of the already secure AWS Cloud.

MediaTek MT7681 is a compact Wi-Fi System-on-Chip (SoC) for IoT devices with embedded TCP/IP stack. By adding the MT7681 to an IoT device it can connect to other smart devices or to cloud applications and services. Connectivity on the MT7681 is achieved using Wi-Fi in either Wi-Fi station or access point (AP) mode.

MediaTek LinkIt™ Smart 7688 – Smart, connected home and office devices are transforming the way people interact with spaces, while in those spaces or from almost anywhere on the planet, through a web browser. Advanced IP cameras, surveillance devices, smart appliances and robotic devices; to deliver cutting edge features and functionality they need an advanced OS, plenty of processing power and generous memory.

For competing teams to loan the equipment, more information will be provided closer to Phase 2.