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Khronos Releases ASTC Next-Generation 
Texture Compression Specification

The Khronos Group today announced the immediate release of the royalty-free, Adaptive Scalable Texture Compression (ASTC™) LDR extension specification, defining a new, highly flexible texture compression scheme for developers using both the OpenGL® ES and OpenGL® 3D graphics APIs. ASTC is an exceptionally efficient compression technology which allows encoding of for a wide variety of texture formats at bit-rates of 8 bits per pixel to below 1 bit per pixel. ASTC is published as a Khronos extension, KHR_compressed_texture_astc_ldr, which is available from the Khronos website.
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More ASTC in ARM Mali GPUs

Sean Ellis of ARM has posted a blog on how ASTC works. It's a fairly easy read and well worth a few minutes of your day. Give it a go. The ASTC evaluation codec is available at Mali Developer Center.
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OpenGL ES Work Group Chair discusses ASTC Texture Compression

Tom Olson, work group chair of the OpenGL ES API and director of graphics research at ARM has a great blog entry on ASTC texture compression. Not too technical and includes some great examples and lots of links. A great read for the middle of the week.
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ARM Mali Texture Compression Tool v4.2 Released with Enhanced ASTC Support

Latest Texture Compression Tool from ARM adds to the existing ASTC support by now including the ability to compress 3D textures.
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