Profile: Actions Semiconductor Co Ltd (ACTS.O)
27 Mar 2015
Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (Actions), incorporated on July 27, 2005, is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets integrated platform solutions for manufacturers of portable media players. It provides integrated platform solutions to tablet and portable media player manufacturers, brand owners and distributors. The Company's integrated platform solutions include system-on-chips, firmware, software development tools and reference designs.
The Company’s SoCs are integrated circuits that incorporate a digital signal processor, a micro controller unit, embedded memory, codec, a power management unit and other components all within one chip. The Company’s SoCs are manufactured using industry-standard, mixed-mode, complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS), processes and are designed to help the customers lower the number of components required to manufacture their finished products. Actions’ multi-voltage SoC design results in lower noise and lower power consumption and supports audio encoders, digital rights management, universal serial bus (USB) and Bluetooth connectivity and audio post-processing effects, such as equalization and stereo expansion. The SoC products also include on-chip memory, controllers for color liquid crystal display, and analog components, including digital-to-analog converters, phase lock loops and USB transceivers.
Solution Development Kits
The Company’s solution development kits (SDKs) include embedded firmware code, software tools and documentation necessary to utilize SoCs in tablets and portable media players. The firmware utilizes an embedded structure design with standard interface that allows the customers to pick and choose functionalities and add new device drivers. SDKs have the capability to enable audio, image and video playback and encoding through optimized implementation of digital media compression and decompression functions; support a range of file types, audio, images, text and video through a format management system; support firmware upgrades that allow the addition of new features; incorporate a standard library function, such as digital music file decoder, voice recorder, file system management and data storage functions; actively scale the processor speed depending on required function at the time, resulting in lower power consumption; and reduce the required data movement and associated power drain through advanced memory allocation techniques.
The Company’s total solutions include SoCs, SDKs and reference designs that include detailed specifications of other required components and references to the providers of those components, which, together, allow those customers to assemble a complete portable media player or tablet. The Company’s total solutions enable customers to minimize the time and effort associated with design, development and production of new products.
The Company competes with ALi, AllWinner, Amlogic, Anyka, BestRely, Buildwin, Freescale, General Plus, Infotmic, Ingenic, Intel, JieLI, MediaTek, MVSilicon, Rockchips, Vmicro and WonderMedia.
Actions Semiconductor Co Ltd
15-1, NO.1, HIT ROAD, TANGJIA
ZHUHAI GNG 519085