Vivante GPUs Power Marvell ARMADA Application Processors
Vivante Graphics Processors Provide Immersive Multimedia and Stunning Visuals for Next Generation Mobile Computing and Intelligent Connected Devices
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 27 —Vivante Corporation, a leader in consumer oriented 3D graphics processors, today announced that Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) has deployed Vivante’s GC-series graphics processors in the new Marvell® ARMADA™ range of application processors. Marvell ARMADA products are designed specifically for next generation ARM instruction set smartphones, smartbooks, consumer and embedded devices, and displays.
"Marvell is a recognized leader in delivering a range of SoC products with leading edge performance and functionality," said Wei-Jin Dai, Vivante CEO. "Marvell’s ARMADA application processors showcase the leading edge applications that are possible when best-in-class CPUs are combined with Vivante’s high performance GPUs. Vivante has been working with Marvell and their customers along with the application and middleware ecosystem to bring an immersive multimedia user experience to a new class of consumer devices."
"Marvell’s CPU architecture delivers PC-class performance," said Hongyi Chen, Vice President of Engineering, Marvell Processor Group and Application Processor R&D. "Pairing Vivante’s high performance GPU with our CPU technology enables the Marvell ARMADA series to deliver PC-class performance and quality at HD 1080p for applications like Adobe® Flash® technology, Microsoft Silverlight, Blu-ray functionality and engaging 3D games across a wide variety of platforms including Google Android, Linux, Maemo, Ubuntu, Microsoft Windows Embedded CE, Windows Mobile and China Mobile’s OMS."
Vivante’s innovative ScalarMorphic(TM) GPU architecture combines the latest in high performance arithmetic computing, graphics and embedded system design to produce breakthrough levels of performance and image quality for high performance integrated graphics processing at HD 1080p resolutions. Vivante’s underlying ScalarMorphic(TM) GPU architecture is highly scalable in terms of triangle, texture, pixel and shader performance and requires only a few megahertz of CPU to deliver high resolution graphics.
According to graphics industry analyst Dr. Jon Peddie, "The market for embedded GPUs is expanding rapidly with smart phones, mobile Internet devices and media server / set-top box applications creating similar market dynamics to the PC graphics card market explosion a decade earlier. The emergence of robust industry standards from the Khronos Group in the embedded space has fostered an environment where performance, cost and robust API support will rapidly sort the eventual winners from the losers. Vivante has demonstrated strength in these areas which shows they are a force to be reckoned with in this market."
About Vivante Corporation
Vivante is the fastest growing supplier of licensable GPU solutions with more than twenty 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 with devices incorporating these chips expected to be consumer ready by early 2010. Vivante delivers silicon-proven, low-power, high-performance graphics conformant with the DirectFB, 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 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.
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a world leader in the development of storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions. The company’s diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless, and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure including enterprise, metro, home, and storage networking. As used in this release, the terms "company" and "Marvell" refer to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, visit http://www.marvell.com.