Vivante and Animated Media Partner to Offer Embedded Flash Solutions Optimized for Vivante OpenGL ES 2.0 Graphics Processors

Flash Tools Can Be Used to Create Browser-less Embedded Flash Applications that are Translated To OpenGL ES 2.0 and Rendered by the Vivante GPU

SUNNYVALE, Calif., and TORONTO, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/—Vivante Corporation, a leader in consumer oriented 3D graphics processors, and Animated Media Inc. (AMI) are pleased to announce a collaborative relationship to offer AMI’s VGK platform, a collection of integrated software tools that extend Adobe’s Flash product functionality by allowing the technology to operate in a wide variety of systems, from low-power embedded devices to high-end 3D computers, for Vivante’s GPUs.  Pairing Vivante’s innovative ScalarMorphic GPU architecture with AMI’s VGK platform will enable sophisticated UI tools to be used in embedded systems such as cameras, mobile devices, games, eReaders, netbooks, Set Top Boxes (STBs), home entertainment products, and toys.  The VGK platform will be featured and performance tuned to Vivante’s GPUs giving a competitive advantage to Vivante’s licensees.

"Our customers are now asking for embedded Flash capabilities that can be easily scaled to meet the various display resolution requirements of their devices," said Wei-Jin Dai, Vivante President and CEO.  "Animated Media’s VGK platform allows stunning graphics and animations to be used on the small screens of mobile and handheld devices, and scaled to HD 1080p resolutions when connected to native or external displays.  Artists can now use well known tools for both fast prototyping and production of User Interfaces."

Chris Brady, CEO of Animated Media added, "We are pleased to be working with Vivante because they understand the need to leverage a GPU’s capabilities to accelerate Flash content.  The combination of Vivante’s OpenGL ES 2.0 accelerated pipeline and AMI’s VGK platform allows device manufacturers to use multiple Flash engines in parallel, and map Flash objects into a 3D environment."

About Vivante Corporation

Vivante is the fastest growing supplier of licensable GPU solutions with SoC vendors licensing GPUs for applications from Internet enabled HD 1080p home entertainment, automotive displays, mobile gaming, mobile computing, printer, office automation equipment, camera and smart phones. Vivante’s licenses have garnered design wins from top OEMs around the world enabling the next generation of convergence computing applications. Vivante delivers silicon-proven, low-power, high-performance graphics conformant with the DirectFB, and Khronos APIs OpenGL ES 2.0/1.1 and OpenVG 1.1 API standards to semiconductor solution providers.  Vivante GPU solutions fully support the Android platform, Adobe Flash 10.1 and a wide range of middleware and graphics applications.  The Vivante development environment is used by a worldwide network of application developers and ecosystem partners.  Vivante is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with an R&D center in Shanghai, China. For more information, visit http://www.vivantecorp.com.

About Animated Media Inc.

Animated Media Inc. (AMI) is based in Toronto, Canada and offers a family of multimedia software products that provide support for 2D/3D graphics, video, and audio applications using popular media formats such as Adobe Flash, SVG, and the Khronos Group’s Open APIs.  AMI’s VGK platform extends Adobe’s Flash product by providing additional "eye popping" 3D features to the Flash player in embedded environments.  AMI products support multiple vertical markets such as digital advertising, digital television, industrial control, 3D user interface authoring, internet and casino gaming, home automation controls, medical instrumentation, automotive control and infotainment displays, and digital cameras.  For more information, please visit us at http://www.animatedmedia.ca

 

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