Digia joins Khronos Group as a Contributing Member

Digia joins the Khronos Group as a Contributing Member to support the evolution of open standards that enable the authoring and acceleration of UI graphics, games and media on a wide variety of platforms and devices, such as mobile phones. Khronos is an open, member-funded consortium committed to developing royalty-free standards for mobile and embedded markets. Khronos has extensive membership from all aspects of the mobile industry including carriers, handset OEMs, middleware vendors, games developers and semiconductor providers.

“Desire for advanced graphics and seamless mobile multimedia experience has driven wide adoption of enhanced handsets and services, and we are pleased to see Digia join Khronos to contribute to the development of open APIs for the next generation of multimedia devices,” says Matti Paavola, OpenMAX AL Work Group Chair.  “Digia will be able to participate in the development of open multimedia standards such as OpenGL ES and OpenMAX, and now they have “members only” access to specifications under development to enable them to get their solutions to market even more rapidly.”

Tuukka Turunen, Director, Special Projects from Digia continues: "We have seen how much hardware accelerated graphics and media improve the user experience in smart mobile devices. Having immediate reaction to user interaction and visually pleasing graphics is becoming the basic requirement in mobile phones. We believe that the best way to realize this is via open standards."

Digia has worked in creating state of the art mobile multimedia solutions for over a decade, and built solutions for several Khronos standards such as OpenGL, OpenGL ES, OpenMAX and OpenVG. By joining the Khronos Group Digia gains access to numerous standards, non-public material including work in progress, and right to participate standardization committees.

Digia in brief
Digia delivers information and communication technology solutions worldwide. Our strength in smart mobile devices and real-time information systems enable a mobile life. Our clients are entities who want to capitalise on digital information in their business. New technologies well thought usability and modern service channels enable real time access for correct information or services through their computer, a mobile handset or any other digital device.

We are based in the Nordics, operating globally and employing over 1,300 professionals. We are listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki (DIG1V).

The Khronos Group in brief
The Khronos Group is an industry consortium creating open standards to enable the authoring and acceleration of graphics and dynamic media on a wide variety of platforms and devices. Khronos standards include OpenGL®, OpenGL® ES, OpenMAX™, OpenVG™, OpenKODE™, and COLLADA™.  All Khronos members are able to contribute to the development of Khronos specifications, are empowered to vote at various stages before public deployment, and can accelerate the delivery of their cutting-edge media platforms and applications through early access to specification drafts and conformance tests.  More information is available at www.khronos.org.

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