Chinese chipmaker Allwinner has announced that its first 64-bit tablet processor will be launched in the market by the end of this year. The company plans to provide affordable tablet processors to ODM/OEM companies and end users throughout the world.
Allwinner’s 64-bit tablet chipset will support 4K, H.265 video codec and a demo version of the chipset will be ready for the Hong Kong electronics fair to be held in October 2014.
Not many details of Allwinner’s 64-bit tablet processor are known other than the fact that it will be based on ARMv8-A architecture. The name for the new chipset has also not been revealed yet. A few months ago the company had unveiled UltraOcta A80 processor that uses ARM’s big.LITTLE multi-processing design having four high-end Cortex-A15 and four low-power Cortex-A7 cores.
JackLee, Chief Marketing Officer of Allwinner says,”The 64-bit era is absolutely the new trend. As one of the most important strategic partners of ARM, Allwinner will team with ARM to take the lead in providing highly cost-effective 64-bit tablet solutions.” The company has shifted from 32-bit to 64-bit technology and the ARMv8 based processors give better and more energy-efficient performance.
Although Allwinner is not known much in the western part of the world, it has a sizable share in the white-box tablet market in China. The company has been the top supplier of Android tablet chipsets both in 2012 and 2013. However, this year it is facing tough competition from Intel and MediaTek.