July 9, 2012 -- MIPS Technologies, Inc. and Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd., one of China's leading fabless semiconductor companies, announced the imminent market entrance of a new Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" tablet leveraging a MIPS-based SOC from Actions Semiconductor.
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-inch WSVGA (1024x600) 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 4-GByte and 8-GByte versions.
"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 and Sales, Actions Semiconductor.
Ramos' miumiu W1 tablet features 512-MByte DDR3 RAM, support for Wifi 802.11b/ g/ n, USB 2.0 high-speed 5-pin Micro USB interface, 4-GByte or 8-GByte storage with support for up to 32-GByte 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 the 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.
The miumiu W1 tablet is expected to be available in Q3 2012.
Posted by: John Miklosz
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