China’s Nufront licenses ARM Cortex/Mali cores - Embedded.com

China’s Nufront licenses ARM Cortex/Mali cores

Beijing, ChinaNufront Co. Ltd. has licensed the multicore-capable Cortex-A15 and the Mali-T658 graphics core from ARM Holdings plc, both of which are capable of being used for some general purpose computing purposes.

NuFront rose to prominence in 2010 when it was revealed that it had worked with ARM on the development of a computer SoC – a dual-core Cortex-A9 implemented in 40-nm silicon and capable of operating at clock frequencies of up to 2-GHz. That processor was targeted at ultra-thin laptops, netbooks and tablet computers.

The use of Cortex-A15 and Mali-T658 should enable Nufront to offer hardware capable of supporting 3-D graphics, visual computing, augmented reality and voice recognition.

“The new licenses for Cortex-A15 processor and Mali-T658 GPU technology will enable Nufront to broaden our portfolio of capabilities to better address trends we see emerging in mobile products,” said Rock Yang, vice president of marketing at Nufront. “ At the same time, the new technology will allow Nufront to leverage its strengths in the WCDMA baseband market to help mobile OEMS deliver the functions and features for future users needs.”

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