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.
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