Actions Semiconductor Headquarters Tour in Zhuhai China

Posted by – June 18, 2014

Tour at the headquarters of Actions Semiconductors in Zhuhai near Shenzhen in China includes a look at their wafer and package testing systems on location that enables them to manage production quality and peak production capacity, shipping around 10 million processors per month, Actions Semi is ramps up their output with their new Actions ATM7039 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 solution with a high level of integration on the SoC design with SGX544MP, also providing Actions ATM7021, ATM7029B providing SGX540 graphics with dual and quad-core ARM Cortex-A5 for the entry-level to mid-range tablet market.

Crave 6.95″ quad-core Smartphone and 3G 10.1″ octa-core Tablet

Posted by – June 17, 2014

Crave shows their latest range of  smartphones and tablets. One of their 3G smartphones has a 6.95″ 1280×1000 resolution display and is powered by a MTK quad-core CPU. A 10.1″ tablet with MTK octa-core CPU and dual sim 3G built-in is also one of their new products.  They are launching a new line of Intel-powered tablets and a kid’s line with different case colors and kid’s software Crave is based in Shenzhen, China and produce around 200k units per month.

Intelink tracking solutions for pets and phone camera lenses

Posted by – June 17, 2014

Intelink is a company that offers tracking solutions and phone camera micro lenses. They make GPS trackers for pets, prisoners and other  The dog tracker costs $50 and offers around 8 hours of battery life. The location is updated every 5 minutes in the GPS modules on the trackers. A detachable phone camera lens that straps on different of devices costs $3.

Teamforce Endoscope Cameras

Posted by – June 17, 2014

Teamforce showing their Car Inspection Cameras, Video Borescope and Wireless Endoscope Cameras. They make many different device models. Some of them have LED lights for better view on dark places. The camera lens are so tiny and some of the devices have interchangeable camera module cables with different lengths. Some models have a SD card slot and can be connected with the computer using a USB cable. Some have a waterproof housing. The battery life is around 4 hours and the price range for these is from $120 to $130 retail price.

6 different RK3288 Tablets and Set-top-box ready from Pipo

Posted by – June 15, 2014

Pipo shows a whole range of RK3288 Tablets, they are ready to ship into mass production as soon as Rockchip is mass producing the RK3288 processor, which may be imminently. In this video, Pipo shows 6 designs of Tablets to be released with the RK3288 as well as one Set-top-box.

Noel Hurley, ARM Deputy General Manager, CPU Group

Posted by – June 10, 2014

ARM announces the establishment of a new CPU Design Center in the Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu, Taiwan. This is ARM’s first CPU Design Center in Asia, and it will focus on the design, verification and delivery of the ARM Cortex-M processor series targeted at the Internet of Things (IoT), wearables and embedded applications markets.

Here’s my Interview with Noel Hurley about ARM Processor Design Strategy.

Allwinner A80 with iPad Air display (thinner, lighter Retina 9.7″ tablets)

Posted by – June 8, 2014

Allwinner A80 is now getting into customer tablet designs here Allwinner is showing the reference design using the iPad Air Retina 9.7″ display, enabling thinner, lighter high performance Allwinner tablets, with thinner bezel, thinner form factor overall, powered by Allwinner’s upcoming Octa Core big.LITTLE ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7 with the PowerVR 6230 64-core GPU. Over 8 hours of battery life, potentially over 10 hours of battery life is possible. Allwinner shows how their 8-core big.LITTLE processor has superior performance over every other consumer ARM Processor on the market today. Demonstrating also the new PowerVR 6230 GPU performance, enabling better games, Allwinner A80 potentially plays games as nicely as 3rd generation home consoles on the tablet, on the TV Box home console and more. Allwinner also demonstrates how the big.LITTLE design enables for longer battery life and higher performance as needed.

AAPPAA Smartphones feature 5.5″ MT6592, 4″, 6″, 5″ FWGA/qHD and more

Posted by – June 7, 2014

AAPPAA shows their latest range of Smartphones, starting with the $43 4″ FWVGA IPS MT6572, $60 6″ FWVGA MT6572, $79 5″ qHD IPS MT6582 to the $140 5.5″ FHD IPS with OGS MT6592. Shenzhen AAPPAA is looking for distributors worldwide about distributing AAPPAA’s own brand.

You can contact Shenzhen AAPPAA here (please only contact them if you are a serious distributor/brand, and you can tell them you saw this video):

Summer Liu, Sales Director
summer@aappaa.com
Skype: bobyin2020
Phone: +86 18123748816

E Ink Booth Tour at Computex 2014

Posted by – June 7, 2014

E Ink showing off some of the latest most awesome E Ink devices yet released and demonstrated on the market. Taking advantage of the low power high readable E Ink display technology. This includes E Ink Smartwatches, E Ink Carta E-readers, the Sony 13.3″ flexible ultra-light E Ink Digital Paper and more.

Cavium ThunderX 48 Core 2.5Ghz ARM Server SoC

Posted by – June 6, 2014

Cavium launches the world’s fastest ARM Processor in their family of workload optimized ThunderX 64bit ARMv8 Server Processors (including ThunderX_CP for Cloud, ThunderX_ST for Storage, ThunderX_SC for Security and ThunderX_NT for Networking), for a range of applications in the cloud and data center. With 48 cores running at 2.5GHz each, ThunderX is the world’s highest performing low-power 64-bit ARMv8 SoC family of workload optimized processors with a range of SKUs and form factors for high performance volume compute, storage, secure compute and networking specific workloads. Analysts predict that the global data center infrastructure market, including servers, storage, networking, security and virtualization, will reach $128 billion in 2014. Cavium is hereby taking their share of that market by releasing their extremely high performance custom design ARM Server processor.

This product family is based on highly efficient full custom processor cores designed by Cavium in 28nm process technology under architectural license from ARM. It is fully compliant with ARMv8 architecture as well as ARM’s Server Base System Architecture (SBSA) standard while bringing to market dramatic enhancements that include:

-The first ARM based SoC that scales up to 48 cores with up to 2.5 GHz core frequency with 78K of I-Cache and 32K of D-Cache along with 16MB of L2 cache.
– The first ARM based SOC to be fully cache coherent across dual sockets using Cavium Coherent Processor Interconnect (CCPI™)
– Integrated I/O capacity with 100s of Gigabits of I/O bandwidth
– Four DDR3/4 72 bit memory controllers capable of supporting 2400 MHz memories with 1TB of memory in a dual socket configuration
– Hundreds of integrated hardware accelerators for security, storage, networking and virtualization applications.
– Standard based low latency Ethernet fabric interconnecting thousands of ThunderX™ nodes in 2D and 3D configurations and enabling fabric monitoring and SLA enforcements with awareness and policy enforcement for virtualized networks.
– Virtualization everywhere with Cavium virtSOC™ technology – Full system virtualization for low latency from virtual machine to I/O.
– Best in class performance per watt and performance per dollar for the target applications

Read more: press release