Rockchip Uses GLOBALFOUNDRIES' 28nm HKMG Process Technology For New Tablet SoC
China fabless semiconductor company Rockchip has released new mobile processors based on GLOBALFOUNDRIES 28nm High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) process technology.
Based on a multi-core ARM Cortex-A9 design, the RK3188 and RK3168 chips are optimized for low-cost tablets that require long-lasting battery life.
The mainstream tablet System-on-Chip (SoC) is capable of operating at up to 1.8 GHz performance, while still maintaining the power efficiency expected by mobile device users. The chips began sampling to OEMs in early 2013 and are now ramping to support manufacturers.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES' "Gate First" approach to HKMG has been in volume production for more than two years.
RK3188 High Performance Quad-core Mobile Application Processer
RK3168 Ultra low-power Dual-core Mobile Application Processor