Rockchip and WebM Release RK29xx — World's First SOC to Support WebM HD Video Playback in Hardware

By Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Co. Ltd., PRNE
Thursday, January 6, 2011

LAS VEGAS, January 7, 2011 - CES 2011 — Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Co., Ltd, a leading developer of
fabless semiconductors, today released its new RK29xx generation mobile
Internet platform.

Rockchip 55-nm RK29xx solution is a high-performance, low-power processor
designed for mobile internet applications. It integrates an ARM(R) Cortex-A8
CPU includes the NEON SIMD engine to improve software media processing
capability. With TSMC advance process, the A8 core can enable up to 1.2GHz.
RK29xx also provides FULL HD decoder and encoder processor, hardware
accelerated Adobe(R) Flash(R) Player 10.1, ultra powerful 3D/2D GPU, high
speed internet surfing experience and more, now RK29xx supports Gingerbread
(Android 2.3).

The RK29xx is the world's first system-on-a-chip (SOC) to support 1080P
HD decoding of the VP8 video codec entirely in hardware. VP8 is the codec
used in the open WebM video format. To build VP8 decoding into the RK29xx
graphics accelerators, Rockchip licensed the WebM project's G-Series 1 video
decoder IP design.

"Cooperating with WebM has brought the benefit of Rockchip's years of
experience in the audio and video fields," said Chen Feng, Vice Present of
Rockchip. "The successful support of VP8 marks China's semiconductor industry
becoming international and Rockchip is devoted to continued support."

"We're very excited that Rockchip chose our G-Series 1 hardware design to
add VP8 support to the RK29xx," said Jani Huoponen, Hardware Product Manager
for the WebM project. "Playback of HD content in hardware is very important
to the WebM project and we look forward to seeing deployment of devices
powered by the RK29xx."

To get more information about Rockchip RK29xx Mobile Internet Solution,
visit CES– Booth 21725, South Hall Lower Level, or web site at For more information about VP8 and WebM, visit

About Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Co., Ltd

Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Co., Ltd. is a China leading fabless
semiconductors and mobile-internet SOC solution provider founded in Year
2001. Rockchip focuses on mobile Internet Platform with products targeted on
Mobile Internet terminals (smart-phone/MID/Internet TV/e-Book) and portable
multimedia entertainment terminals (MP3/PMP). Headquarter of Rockchip is
situated in Fuzhou China, with offices in Shenzhen, Beijing and Shanghai.

About WebM

The WebM project is dedicated to developing a high-quality, open video
format for the web that is freely available to everyone. To learn more, visit

Yanyan Xing of Rockchip, +86-755-8669-0899, or xyy at

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