Allwinner has launched its latest quad-core application processor A31 in December 2012 and will create another legend in the consuming world.
If you would like to know more about A31, please schedule a meeting with us at CES 2013 via Eva.firstname.lastname@example.org.
You could already have all the necessary information from my special posts given in a newly created blog about the ‘Allwinner phenonmenon’:
– Allwinner A31 SoC is here with products and the A20 SoC is coming [Dec 10, 2012]
– Is low-cost enough for global success? [Dec 5, 2012]
– The upcoming Chinese tablet and device invasion lead by the Allwinner SoCs [Dec 4, 2012]
– $40 entry-level Allwinner tablets–now for the 220 million students Aakash project in India [Dec 4, 2012] from this alone 220 million additional tablets would have been delivered from 2013 to 2016
– USD 99 Allwinner [Nov 30, 2012]
– It’s a Strategic Inflection Point [Dec 1, 2012]
This is the most dramatic disruption in the whole history of ICT, what I am calling the ‘ALLWINNER PHENOMENON’ (or ‘Allwinner et al phenomenon’ sometimes when including Allwinner’s internal mainland China competitors such as Rockchip into account as well). EVERYBODY SHOULD BE AWARE of the fact, however, that even in the latest forecasts by bigname ICT market researchers the ‘Allwinner phenomenon’ is not taken into account at all. The two very recent reports from IDC given as updates in my Boosting both the commodity and premium brand markets in 2013 with much more smartphones and tablets while the Windows notebook shipments will shrink by 2% [this ‘Experiencing the Cloud’ blog, Nov 20 – Dec 10, 2012] are the latest examples of that fact. So, keep that in mind as the ‘Allwinner phenomenon’ will add hundreds of millions to those forecasts starting as early as in 2013. Especially the numbers for the tablets will be affected.
I personally would be most curious about the Windows 8 (rather Windows RT obviously) support on the Allwinner A31 SoC as already indicated on the A31 product page. Maybe HTC will be the first company bringing out a product based on that?
I would not be surprised at all if HTC will bring out double, x86/64 and ARM platform based products for the portable PC and the tablet markets (using IDC terminology) by marrying the A31 SoC with VIA Technologies current 40nm VIA Nano X2 dual-core x86/64 chip, based on the still state-of-the-art (that is much better than the current Atom) Isaiah/CN micro architecture CPU core from its subsidiary Centaur Technology. You can find all related information about the latter in my earlier post on this blog:
– Can VIA Technologies save the mobile computing future of the x86 (x64) legacy platform? [Nov 23, 2012]