Talk:Allwinner Technology

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Historical Licencing[edit]

"In 2011, Allwinner Technology became the ARM processor licencee" - must have been sooner (2007) because of F-series?

yes, the article now reads as if before 2011 Allwinner used its own CPU design instead of ARM's, while that is not the case at all! Was the earlier use of the ARM IP done illegally? Mahjongg (talk) 11:46, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
Just speculation, but as they're a fabless semiconductor company they could have had their manufacturing done for them in an ARM licenced foundry. There's a few explanations that don't require illegality so barring any citable claims of illegality we should assume that they had legitimate access to the design & patents. Kiore (talk) 10:34, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Use[edit]

Ainol Novo 9 Spark (aka Firewire) have the A31 cpu inside, no th A31s. See here his disassebmling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG7BjYR5Y7I But maybe TabletPCs with the old name "Firewire" have A31s, I don't know.

CedarX[edit]

What about documentation for CedarX, or libraries or kernel modules or patches for the Linux kernel? ScotXW (talk) 18:46, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Merge articles[edit]

May we suggest merging the Allwinner articles into an all-encompassing one. We have a separate page for A1x family: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allwinner_A1X . Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.120.173.56 (talk) 03:46, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

ARM big.LITTLE[edit]

As the ARM big.LITTLE article documents, there is In-kernel switcher (CPU migration) and Heterogeneous multi-processing (global task scheduling) (GTS). Which approach is implemented in the A80? User:ScotXWt@lk 23:59, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Recent edit violates principle of neutrality, and makes article read more like an advertisement[edit]

In revision https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Allwinner_Technology&oldid=619399006 dated 1 August 2014, user Myusernameisshort removed referenced tablet chip market share information that I recently added to the article. In particular, this user removed information about Allwinner losing its number of unit shipment position in the Chinese tablet chip market to Rockchip in Q4 2013 and further dropping to #3 in Q2 2014. This is relevant information about the company. I believe the removal of this information does not conform with the objectivity and neutrality expected from a Wikipedia article. Indeed, it is edits such as this one that cause the "This article appears to be written like an advertisement." tag to continue to be present above the article, and for good reasons.

User Myusernameisshort also added the sentence: Allwinner positioned A33 for entry-level tablets, which will be massively used in quad-core tablets priced from $30 to $60. [1]

I think it is premature misleading to state that the A33 will be "massively" used in quad-core tablets. The reference only establishes that A33 has entered mass production. How many tablets actually adopt the chip still has to be seen. It is nonsensical to link the "mass production" of a chip to a chip being "massively used" by manufacturers. Again I believe this violates the neutrality required in a Wikipedia article.

I have added back the recent market share information from DigiTimes, while preserving and fixing a link for the market share information that Myusernameisshort added for the whole year 2013 (although direct information for the whole year 2013 is not yet referenced). Calamites (talk) 14:28, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ aid=407 "Allwinner A33, World's First $4 Quad Core Tablet Processor, Now in Mass Production". Retrieved July, 2014.