Actions Semiconductor Leverages MIPS32® 74Kf™ CPU Core in SoC for New Tablet
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - July 9, 2012-MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for home entertainment, networking, mobile and embedded applications, and Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: ACTS), one of China's leading fabless semiconductor companies that provides comprehensive portable multimedia and mobile internet system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for portable consumer electronics, announced the imminent market entrance of a new Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich' tablet leveraging a MIPS-Based™ SoC from Actions.
The new miumiu W1 tablet from China-based tablet manufacturer Ramos is expected to be available this summer in markets such as India, Latin America and Europe. Ramos' miumiu W1 tablet features a high resolution 7" WSVGA (1024×600) capacitive multi-touch screen. It is powered by a high-performance ATM7019 SoC from Actions, which incorporates a superscalar MIPS32® 74Kf™ core running at 1GHz. Ramos' miumiu W1 tablet will be available in 4GB and 8GB versions.
"Ramos is a leading provider of high-quality tablets and other portable entertainment devices with very competitive cost. We are pleased to leverage Actions' high-performance MIPS-Based SoC in our new tablet. With its expected attractive price/performance point, we anticipate that this tablet will be very appealing to customers especially in emerging markets such as India, Latin America, and some European markets," said Wence Li, marketing director, Ramos.
"Actions has already experienced success in the market with multiple MIPS-Based SoCs for portable consumer electronics. With MIPS, we are able to deliver high-performance, low-power SoCs that enable us to differentiate in the market. We are pleased that Ramos is using our proven technology in this new Android tablet," said Robert Wang, vice president of marketing & sales, Actions Semiconductor.
"With this new tablet from Ramos, the MIPS architecture continues to proliferate into the mobile segment. We are pleased that long-time MIPS licensee Actions designed its ATM7019 SoC around the superscalar 74Kf core. The 74K core family is already proven in numerous networking and home entertainment products. We are pleased to continue our close collaboration with Actions as they take this high-performance core into the mobile market," said Gideon Intrater, vice president of marketing, MIPS Technologies.
Ramos' miumiu W1 tablet features 512MB DDR3 RAM, support for Wifi 802.11b/g/n, USB 2.0 high-speed 5-pin Micro USB interface, 4/8GB storage with support for up to 32GB external storage, microSD slot, support for 1080p HD video and most popular audio/video formats, 640x480 front camera, video recording with 640x480 resolution, support for USB keyboard/mouse and more.
In addition to support for Android 4.0, the high-performance ATM7019 CPU in Ramos' miumiu W1 tablet incorporates an OpenGL ES 2.0 3D graphics processing unit, HDMI 1.3, support for multi-format high-definition 1080p video encoding and decoding, and other advanced functionality.
Ramos' miumiu W1 tablet is expected to be available in Q3 2012. Sales channels and pricing will be announced at a later date.
Editor's Note: Photos of Ramos' miumiu W1 tablet may be downloaded at http://www.mips.com/news-events/newsroom/image-library/news-release/
About Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
Actions Semiconductor is one of China's leading fabless semiconductor companies that provides comprehensive portable multimedia and mobile internet system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for portable consumer electronics. Actions Semiconductor products include SoCs, firmware, software, solution development kits, as well as detailed specifications of other required components. Actions Semiconductor also provides total product and technology solutions that allow customers to quickly introduce new portable consumer electronics to the mass market in a cost effective way. The company is headquartered in Zhuhai, China, with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. For more information, please visit the Actions Semiconductor website at http://www.actions-semi.com.
About MIPS Technologies, Inc.
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS) is a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for home entertainment, networking, mobile and embedded applications. The MIPS architecture powers some of the world's most popular products. Our technology is broadly used in products such as digital televisions, set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, broadband customer premises equipment (CPE), WiFi access points and routers, networking infrastructure and portable/mobile communications and entertainment products. Founded in 1998, MIPS Technologies is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices worldwide. For more information, contact (408) 530-5000 or visit www.mips.com.