Actions to Debut First 64-bit Chipset at the 2015 International CES

ZHUHAI, China, January 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACTS) ("Actions Semiconductor" or "the Company"), one of China’s leading fabless semiconductor companies that provides comprehensive portable multimedia and mobile internet system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for portable consumer electronics, today announced that it will debut the inaugural chipset of its new Falcon Series product family, the ATM9009, a 64-bit quad-core solution for high-end Android tablets and OTT set-top boxes at the 2015 International CES from January 6-9, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The ATM9009 is a new generation, ultra-high performance solution featuring a quad-core ARM® CortexTM A53 CPU with speeds up to 1.8GHz and a high performance, world-class Series6 Rogue GPU from Imagination Technologies offering high performance and low power consumption at an attractive price. The ATM9009 supports up to 4K Ultra HD decoding including the latest international standard – HVEC/H.265 video decoding. Combining with the 64-bit architecture, the ATM9009 employs 28nm process with Actions’ Low Power Design Generation V technology and supports the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system.

The inaugural member of the new Falcon Series product family is designed to provide the most advanced mobile user experience, including 4K Ultra HD video and high performance gaming with more efficient power consumption and a longer battery life. Also integrating EDP interface and supporting a wide range of "retina" LCD with up to 2560*1600 pixel resolution, the new ATM9009 SoC processor is a highly attractive and cost-effective solution across the board in high-end tablets, OTT set-top boxes and other cloud-connected devices.

"The mobile device industry has been undergoing dramatic change, with manufacturers migrating from single-core to dual-core to quad-core chipsets over the span of just a few years. The transition from 32-bit to 64-bit architecture for smart phones and tablets is also proceeding at a rapid clip, supported by the launch of the iPhone 5s in 2013 and new smart phones from all of the other major handset manufacturers in 2014," said Dr. Zhenyu Zhou, CEO of Actions Semiconductor. "The 64-bit revolution is underway and we believe it will start to become the industry standard for Android tablets and OTT set-top boxes in 2015. As the first 64-bit solution launched dedicated to tablets and OTT set-top boxes, we expect to capture the industry trend at an early stage with a very compelling offering that delivers an exceptional user experience and low power consumption at an attractive BOM cost. The launch of the ATM9009 marks a new era for Actions, and we expect to swiftly establish a strong position in this market."

About Actions Semiconductor

Actions Semiconductor is one of China’s leading fabless semiconductor companies that provides comprehensive portable multimedia and mobile internet system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for portable consumer electronics. Actions Semiconductor products include SoCs, firmware, software, solution development kits, as well as detailed specifications of other required components. Actions Semiconductor also provides total product and technology solutions that allow customers to quickly introduce new portable consumer electronics to the mass market in a cost effective way. The Company is headquartered in Zhuhai, China, with offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Taipei. For more information, please visit the Actions Semiconductor website at

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