Rockchip Debuting New Android Platform With Support for Internet TV

December 22, 2010 - Written By Chris Yackulic

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is less than a month away and there will no doubt be numerous Android-related devices on display.

Leading Chinese semiconductor company, Fuzoh Rockchip Electronics Co., LTD, will be at CES to show off their new mobile Internet platform codenamed, RK29xx.

According to their press release:

RK29xx will supply powerful support for Android 2.2, Google TV and further visions. Rockchip 55-nm RK29xx solution integrates powerful CPU with Rockchip’s specialized 2D and 3D GPU processors to enable up to 1080p HD decoding of popular video formats on mobile Internet devices (MID), Smartphones and Internet TV devices. RK29xx is the world’s first system-on-a-chip (SOC) to support decoding of the WebM VP8 video codec entirely in hardware. It also applies all digital TV standards including ATSC-T/MH.

The new platform will offer support for a wide range of products and applications including Google TV, tablets and smartphones.

While the Rockchip name may be new to many, they are one of China’s leading fabless semiconductor companies whose focus is primarily on mobile Internet platforms. This new platform promises to bring high-quality video to mobile devices.