Rockchip is perhaps best known for its reasonably priced ARM-based chips targeted at a wide range of devices, including tablets, TV set-top boxes and PC sticks. The company's current flagship processor? The ARM Cortex-A9 RK3188.
The QC802, a quad-core mini PC with 2GB RAM and 8GB Flash, can be snapped up for a cool $62, or $70 with shipping. The device is powered by a Rockchip RK3188 Cortex A9 SoC (1.6 Ghz) paired with an ARM Mali-400MP4 GPU.
Kingnovel's $96 Android mini-PC is powered by Rockchip's RK3188 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, which is paired with ARM's Mali-400 MP4 GPU.
Media Tek is perhaps best known for its budget ARM processors (single and dual-core) that power a wide range of smartphones and tablets.
The Wandboard can best be described as a small dev board equipped with a speedy Freescale i.MX6 ARM Cortex-A9 processor.
The Tronsmart T428 - a quad-core Jelly Bean PC-on-a-stick - is ready to ship.
China-based chip manufacturer Allwinner recently launched a quad-core processor targeted at phablets, or 5-7 inch tablets with cellular connectivity options.
Rockchip processors currently power a number of Android tablets and mini-computers.
Chinese processor manufacturer Rockchip remains on track to launch its RK3188 quad-core SoC in February. The chip - manufactured using 28nm HKMG process technology - is built around an ARM Cortex-A9 design clocked at 1.8-2.0 GHz.
The Taiwanese-based MediaTek has debuted the MT6589, a quad-core System on a Chip (SoC) targeted at mid to high-end Android smartphones and tablets.
HardKernel has upgraded its stalwart ODROID dev board with a faster processor and upgraded GPU.
VIA has rolled out a revamped x86-powered ARTiGo that offers support for Windows and various flavors of Linux.
A prominent industry analyst reports that Apple is working with Taiwanese chip manufacturer TSMC to design 20nm quad-core chips for use in future iOS devices.
The Snapdragon-powered Optimus G smartphone will reportedly be unveiled on September 19th at a joint Qualcomm-LG event in New York City.
The talented devs over at XDA have managed to overclock a quad-core Google Nexus 7 tablet to a screaming 2.0 GHz using a specially coded "Elite Kernel."
Intel's 22nm "Valley View" Atom processor is reportedly a quad-core SoC loaded with Ivy Bridge graphics.
The next-gen chip - which could arrive by 2013 - may also offer a 4x performance boost.
Apple has embedded support for quad-core ARM CPUs in its Xcode developer tool. Such processors could one day power next-gen iPhones, iPads and even future MacBook Airs.
Microsoft reps recently showed off a quad-core Windows slate at TechEd 2011 in New Zealand.
Apple is reportedly eyeing a post-x86 future as it prepares to merge iOS and Mac OS X into a single unified platform.
At least half of all notebook PCs are expected to boast quad-core microprocessors by 2015 - up from just 9% in 2011.