Chip maker Actions Semicuonductor has introduced a new 1.2 GHz dual-core chip aimed at low-cost tablets and other devices. It’s called the ATM7023A and it’s an ARM Cortex-A9 chip.


The new chip supports 1080p HD video playback and encoding, works with android 4.2.2, supports up to 2GB of RAM, and features “quick boot technology” for booting in as little as 10 seconds.

Actions Semiconductor is the same company that makes the ATM7029 quad-core processor which is proving popular with Chinese tablet makers. While it’s not one of the most powerful quad-core chips on the market, it is one of the cheapest.

Odds are that devices with this new dual core variant will be even more affordable.

via ARMDevices and CNX-Software

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3 replies on “Actions Semiconductor introduces new dual-core chip for budget tablets”

  1. Why oh why do they still use Cortex-A9.

    A9 is very obsolete. A15 runs laps over it and A7 is about as fast but uses way less power.

    Thankfully, there’s the MTK6589 and the Allwinner A20/A31

    1. Not entirely true, the A9 is far powerful than the A7. But yea the A7 is usually powerfull enought for any task with low power.

    2. The A9 is much more powerful than the A7 in absolute terms but the A7 may beat it in performance/watt.

      The A7 is in-order to start with.

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