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Amlogic (sometimes spelled AMLogic) is an American technology company, originally founded in the US as Amlogic Inc. and is predominantly focused on designing and selling SoC (System on Chip)integrated circuits. Like most fabless companies in the industry, the company outsources the actual manufacturing of its chips to third-party independent chip manufacturers such as TSMC. Its main target applications as of 2014 are entertainment devices such as Android-based TV and IPTV/OTT set-top boxes, media dongles, smart TVs and tablets. It has offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Taipei, Hong Kong, and Santa Clara, California.
The company was founded in 1995 in Silicon Valley. It developed Video CD player chips and later chips for DVD players and other applications involving MPEG2 decoding. Amlogic was involved in the creation of the HVD (High-Definition Versatile Disc) standard promoted in China as an alternative to DVD video disks used in DVD players. The company was a player in the developing Chinese tablet processor market since 2010-2013.
Amlogic is an ARM licensee and uses the ARM architecture in the majority of its products as of 2014. According to a joint press release with ARM in 2013, it was the first company to use ARM's Mali-450 GPU in a configuration with six cores or more.
Media player SoCs (S8 family)
Amlogic also offers SoC products (S802, S805, and S812) specifically targeting Android TV boxes and OTT set-top boxes (which are variations of similar SoCs in the M series targeting tablets).
- Amlogic S802 - Similar to M802, quad-core ARM Cortex A9-based SoC with ARM Mali-450 MP6 GPU.
- Amlogic S805 - A low cost SoC similar to M805 with quad-core ARM Cortex A5-based SoC with Mali-450 MP2 GPU running at 500 MHz, with hardware support for HEVC/H.265 decoding up to 1080p.
- Amlogic S812 - Quad-core ARM Cortex A9-based SoC with ARM Mali-450 MP8 GPU running at 600 MHz with hardware support for HEVC/H.265 decoding up to 4K.
Products using Amlogic's S805 SoC, which provides a low-cost solution for supporting HEVC/H.265 playback, include MXQ S85, RikoMagic MK05 MINIX NEO X6, and Hardkernel's ODROID-C1 development board.