Rockchip (Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Co., Ltd.) is a fabless semiconductor company based in Fuzhou, People’s Republic of China. They design SoCs using licensed SIP cores from other companies. Due to their evolution from the MP3/MP4 player market most Rockchip SoCs feature advanced media decoding logic but lack integrated cellular radio basebands.
Rockchip is a leading supplier of SoC solutions to Chinese white-box tablet manufacturers as well as supplying top-tier OEMs such as Asus, HP and Toshiba.
Rockchip is an ARM licensee and uses the ARM architecture for the majority of its projects.
However, on 27 May 2014 Intel announced that it has entered into a strategic agreement with Rockchip to accelerate the adoption of the Intel architecture and Intel’s communication-based solutions for a range of entry-level tablets targeted at the worldwide market.[3