Symbio Delivers Extensive OpenWF Conformance Test Suite and Conformant Sample Implementation to Khronos Group

Empowers Rapid and Effective Uptake of OpenWF Standard

BEIJING, China, SAN JOSE, Calif., USA and TAMPERE, Finland – January 25, 2010 – Symbio, a leader in next generation outsourced product development (OPD), today announced it has completed and delivered the OpenWF™ conformance test suite and a conformant OpenWF sample implementation to the Khronos Group industry consortium.  The Khronos Group is a 100+ member-funded association committed to creating open standards that enable the authoring and acceleration of graphics and dynamic media on a variety of platforms and devices.  Symbio’s highly experienced team and deep domain expertise in test, design and development of converging technologies provided the necessary skill set to contribute to the OpenWF specifications.  The conformance test suite is now available to Khronos members and the sample implementation is available to industry members as open source.

The OpenWF 1.0 Standard, released in November, is a key system-level enabler for graphics IP vendors, hardware manufacturers and device manufacturers that enables the integration of individual components and APIs for an overall enhanced user interface experience.  An operating system-independent and hardware-neutral foundation for building windowing systems and providing display control functionality in accelerated mobile and embedded devices, OpenWF enables a new degree of portability, acceleration and abstraction for windowing systems, while adding functionality and features through close integration with Khronos application APIs (Application Programming Interfaces). 

Through its contract with Khronos to provide the conformance test suite and conformant sample implementation, Symbio, a Contributing Member of the Khronos Group, makes it possible for OpenWF adopters to take the next step from reviewing and testing their platforms and devices to adopting and implementing the standard.

The conformance test suite verifies compliance with the OpenWF specifications and provides an assessment of visual quality.  OpenWF implementers benefit from reduced costs associated with developing in-house testing infrastructure and users now have a guarantee of quality when using compliant implementations.  The sample implementation provides implementers concrete examples and helps to resolve questions regarding intended behavior.

"We are delighted that Symbio completed the OpenWF proof of concept validation so quickly, and efficiently provided a robust and rigorous conformance test empowering the rapid and effective uptake of the OpenWF standard,” said Neil Trevett, president of the Khronos Group.  “We are very pleased with the quality delivered and the unique expertise Symbio has provided.  Through its progressive training, design, integration, implementation and testing services, Symbio is a valuable contributor to advancing and strengthening the Khronos ecosystem.”

“The OpenWF standard speeds the introduction of high efficiency video and graphics functionality into a wide range of platforms and devices, accelerating time to market,” said Jarkko Kemppainen, director, Technology Solutions, at Symbio.  “The Khronos OpenWF sample implementation and conformance test suite enables companies to fully embrace the benefits of OpenWF with confidence.”

"Symbio were central to the sample implementation and conformance test suite and sample implementation for OpenWF 1.0.," said Pete Wilson, OpenWF Working Group chairman and ARM Media Processing Division.  "Execution of the contract to implement the whole system was exemplary, with Symbio’s expertise and flexibility ensuring a high-quality, timely and low-cost delivery." 

About Symbio
Symbio designs and develops feature-rich products for companies embracing transformational advances in communications and technology. By leveraging its deep expertise in enterprise, embedded, mobile, Web-based and user experience driven technologies, Symbio enables its clients to focus on their core competencies while building mission-critical technologies and products to sustain, speed and secure the long-term success for the business. World-leading companies like China Mobile, IBM, Microsoft and Nokia already rely on Symbio for faster, innovative, and highly cost-effective IT outsourcing. With global headquarters in Beijing, China, San Jose, USA, and Tampere, Finland, Symbio is the outsourced product development partner companies trust to deliver truly integrated global reach with local touch. For more information about Symbio, visit www.symbio.com.

 

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