Khronos Welcomes LSI Logic, Toshiba and XCE as Contributor Members

Members continue work on beta conformance testing of OpenGL ES; 
aiming for public adoption in January 2004

November 24, 2003 —San Jose, California—The Khronos Group today announced that LSI Logic, Toshiba and XCE have all joined as Contributing level Members to work with the 40+ other Khronos Group Members to develop and deploy OpenGL ES® as the standard graphics API for 3D handheld applications.  The Khronos Group is a consortium focused on the development and deployment of OpenGL ES and OpenML™; two royalty-free, open standard APIs that enable authoring and playback of dynamic media on a wide variety of platforms and devices. 

These new members will participate in the ongoing development of OpenGL ES, which defines subset profiles of OpenGL® and brings advanced 3D graphics to a wide range of embedded systems; and OpenML® 1.0 which enables developers to easily integrate video, audio and graphics capabilities into their application suites.  All Khronos Members are able to contribute to the development of Khronos specifications, are empowered to vote at various stages before public deployment, and are able to accelerate the delivery of their cutting-edge 3D platforms and applications through early access to specification and conformance testing drafts.  To inquire about becoming a Khronos Member visit: www.khronos.org/members/index.html

Khronos expects to release the official “OpenGL ES Adopter & Conformance Program” at CES Trade Show in Las Vegas in January 2004.  Participation in this Program will enable interested companies to join as Adopters for a small one-time fee, to gain access to source code for Conformance Tests, and to use the API trademarks on products that pass the official Conformance Testing procedures.

Quotes from New Members

LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) is a leading designer and manufacturer of communications, consumer and storage semiconductors for applications that access, interconnect and store data, voice and video. www.lsilogic.com

“LSI Logic’s Consumer Custom Solutions division is a leading providing of highly integrated system-on-chip solutions for the consumer market.  Joining Khronos further strengthens our capabilities to enable innovative products in the rapidly growing mobile electronics market,” said Melvin Hirata , Director of Marketing - Consumer Customs Solutions, LSI Logic Corporation.

Toshiba is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products, spanning information & communications equipment and systems, Internet-based solutions and services, electronic components and materials and power systems.  More information is available at www.toshiba.com

XCE is a leading mobile Internet technology and services company that developed the world’s first J2ME based platform, XVM.  XCE also specializes in Mobile GUI design, mobile messengers and Java browser development.  www.xce.co.kr.

“XCE has a leading mobile solution based on XVM, our java platform, and we want to develop on OpenGL ES as our standard graphics API for 3D content and application service,” said Ju Hyeok Kim, President of XCE in Seoul, Korea.  “We joined Khronos to ensure that we are a part of the rapid deployment of OpenGL ES.”

The Khronos Group is a member-funded industry consortium founded in January 2000 by leading graphics and digital media companies.  Khronos membership is available to any interested company and both Promoting and Contributing members are able to contribute to the development of Khronos API specifications, are empowered to vote at various stages before public deployment, and are able to accelerate the delivery of their cutting-edge 3D platforms and applications through early access to specification drafts.  Go to www.khronos.org for more information.

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