16 Facts About Allwinner


Since its founding in 2007, Allwinner has released over fifteen SoC processors for use in Android-based tablets, as well as in smartphones, over-the-air OTT boxes, video camera systems, car DVRs, and car media players.

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In 2012 and 2013, Allwinner was the number one supplier in terms of unit shipments of application processors for Android tablets worldwide.

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For Q2 2014, Allwinner was reported by DigiTimes to be the third largest supplier to the Chinese market after Rockchip and MediaTek.

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DigiTimes has projected that Allwinner will fall to the number four position in Q4 2014, being passed by Intel, as Allwinner's unit shipments continue to decline.

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Allwinner was the first to make this ARM processor core available in mass production.

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In October, 2013, Allwinner released its second dual-core A23, touted to be "The most efficient dual core processor" for tablets.

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In June, 2014, Allwinner announced the A33 quad-core SoC that is pin compatible with Allwinner's A23.

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Allwinner has positioned the A33 for entry-level tablets, targeting quad-core tablets priced from $30 to $60, and in July 2014 announced that it has started mass production of the chip, which will sell for as low as $4 per unit.

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In October 2013, Allwinner disclosed its upcoming octa-core A80 SoC, featuring four high-performance ARM Cortex-A15 and four efficient ARM Cortex-A7 CPU cores in a big.

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In September 2014, Allwinner announced the Allwinner A83T, an octa-core tablet processor that packs eight highly energy-efficient Cortex-A7 cores that can run simultaneously at up to around 2.

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The Allwinner A200 was described as “AI blessing, computational power”.

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From 2007 to 2011, Allwinner introduced its F-series processors, including the F10, F13, F18, F20, F1E200, F1C100, and F20.

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Allwinner Technology cooperates with around ten independent design houses based in Shenzhen, China, who develop solutions based on Allwinner processors.

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Since 2014 Allwinner is an official member of the Linaro group, a nonprofit engineering consortium aimed at developing open-source software for the ARM architecture.

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However, it has been noted that most of the contributions that Allwinner has made to the Linaro group has been in the form of binary blobs, which is in clear violation of the GNU GPL license that the Linux kernel uses.

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Allwinner has been accused of including a backdoor in its published version of the Linux kernel.

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