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Profile: Actions Semiconductor Co Ltd (ACTS.O)

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Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd, incorporated on July 27, 2005, is a holding company. The Company is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets integrated platform solutions, including systems-on-a-chip (SoCs), firmware, software development tools and reference designs, for manufacturers of portable media players and smart handheld devices, such as Bluetooth audio and music devices, tablets and over-the-top (OTT) boxes. The Company's segments include MMP SoC for portable media players and Testing solutions. The Company operates in China, through its subsidiaries, including Actions Semiconductor (Zhuhai), Actions (Zhuhai) Technology, Actions (Zhuhai) Microelectronics, Artek Microelectronics (Shenzhen) and Shanghai Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (Shanghai Actions).

System-on-a-Chip

The Company's SoCs for portable media players are integrated circuits that include a digital signal processor, a micro controller unit, embedded memory, codec, a power management unit (PMU) and other components within a chip. The Company's SoCs are manufactured using mixed-mode, complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) processes. With respect to SoCs for the tablet and OTT box market, the Company provides a primary SoC and a companion chip, which integrates audio codecs and a PMU as a bundled set. The Company's SoC products include on-chip memory, controllers for color liquid crystal display, and analog components, including digital-to-analog converters, phase lock loops and universal serial bus (USB) transceivers. The Company's SoCs include ATM9009, ATM7059, ATM7029B, ATM7039, ATM7021 and ATM7013 for tablets; ATV6003 for Moving Picture Expert Group-4 (MP4); AK2119C, ATJ3310C and AK2117C for Moving Picture Experts Group Layer-3 Audio (MP3); ATJ3003C for Car Audio Dongle; ATJ2167, ATS2511 and ATS2513 for Boom-Box; ATS282X/ATS2829, ATS2805B and ATS2805A for Bluetooth; GT7, GT9, ATM7039S and ATM7029 for OTT box, and S900 and S500 for Open Source Platform.

Solution Development Kits

The Company's solution development kits (SDKs) include the embedded firmware code, software tools and documentation necessary to utilize SoCs in tablets, portable media players and OTT boxes. The firmware utilizes an embedded structure design with an interface that allows the customers to pick and choose functionalities and add device drivers. SDKs have the capability to enable audio, image and video playback and encoding through 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 features; include a standard library function, such as digital music file decoder, voice recorder, file system management and data storage functions; scale the processor speed depending on required function at the time, and reduce the required data movement and associated power drain through memory allocation techniques.

Total Solutions

The Company's total solutions include SoCs, SDKs and reference designs. Its reference designs include specifications of other required components and references to the providers of those components, which allow those customers to assemble a portable media player or tablet or OTT box.

The Company competes with AllWinner, Rockchip, Intel, MediaTek, Amlogic, HiSilicon, Mstar, CSR, ISSC, Anyka, Airoha, Buildwin/Appotek, RDA, JieLI, ViMicro, BeKen, BestRely, Freescale, Infotmic, MVSilicon, GeneralPlus, SunPlus and WonderMedia.

Company Address

Actions Semiconductor Co Ltd

No.1, Ke Ji Si Road,, Hi-Tech Zo
ZHUHAI   GNG   519085
P: +86756.3392353
F: +86756.3392256

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