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GSMA Mobile Innovation Global Award entry deadline April 25 2008

The Americas Tournament of the 2009 GSMA Mobile Innovation Global Award Competition is now open! By entering your product, service, or idea, you engage in a rich industry competition led by Mobile Operators and Investors. You’ll have the opportunity to win one of two finalist slots and a trip to Barcelona, Spain, where each Marketplace finalist will compete for the Mobile Innovation “Global Champion” title. The call for entries deadline for the Americas tournament is 25 April 2008.

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Web3D 2008 Symposium call for papers deadline extended to April 21st

Web3D.org has announced a deadline extension for a call for papers to the 13th International Symposium on 3D Web Technology. The annual Web3D Symposium is a major event, which unites researchers, developers, experimenters, and content creators in a dynamic learning environment. Attendees share and explore methods of using, enhancing, or creating new 3D Web and Multimedia technologies, such as (but not limited to) X3D, VRML, COLLADA, Croquet, MPEG4, MPEG7, Java3D, and Canvas3D. The symposium will also focus on recent trends such as interactive 3D graphics and applications on mobile devices. Authors are invited to submit their work (short or full papers) for review by the international Program Committee. Both research and applications papers are of interest to Web3D 2008. The papers must be innovative and contribute to the advancement of 3D Multimedia technologies on the Web. For more information please visit the Web3D 2008 Symposium call for papers home page now.

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Imagination Technologies POWERVR OpenGL and OpenVG capable parts used in new Intel(r) Centrino(r) At

Imagination Technologies System-on-Chip Intellectual Property confirms the new Intel(r) Centrino(r) Atom(tm) processor technology uses IMGTEC's OPENGL 1.1/2.0 and OpenVG capable part POWERVR(r) SGX graphics and POWERVR VXD multi-standard HD video technologies. These graphics and video technologies will enable the user to enjoy a richer Internet multi-media experience while at the same time consume less power.

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TransGaming Joins Industry Leaders as Khronos Group Member

TransGaming Inc, a leading developer of portability and graphics technologies has become a Khronos™ Group Contributing Member, joining over one hundred industry leading technology companies. TransGaming will participate and vote with all Members in the ongoing development and promotion of open standards for the authoring and acceleration of dynamic media on platforms ranging from embedded systems to high-performance desktop and workstation systems.

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Khronos posts slide set from GDC 2008

The Khronos Group posted a slide set from the Game Developers Conference 2008 to their developers library today. The current slide set outlines the ecosystem of the Khronos Group.

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AMD and NVIDIA present at the Game Developers Conference 2008 this week

NVIDIA is sponsoring GPU Optimization with the Latest NVIDIA Performance Tools and AMD is hosting Migrating from OpenGL ES 1.x to OpenGL ES 2.0. aLong with a great assortment of other good news, this years show looks like a winner.

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Broadcom Demonstrates Industry Leading Gaming Performance With VideoCore(R) III Multimedia Processor

Broadcom Corporation announced the first public demonstration showing realistic mobile game benchmarks based on the emerging OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics standard, running on cell phone hardware. In collaboration with Futuremark, a respected developer of PC and handheld performance benchmarks, Broadcom will demonstrate the ability of the OpenGL ES 2.0 standard to deliver a significantly enhanced gaming experience on mobile devices when powered with the innovative VideoCore(R) III multimedia processor. Following close on the heals of this announcement, The Maybach Financial Group announced that it would be adding Broadcom to its watch list.

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Ideaworks3D announces Airplay™ conformant with OpenKODE 1.0 on the widest range of platforms (PDF)

Ideaworks3D, a leading developer of native mobile technology and applications, today announced that its Airplay native execution environment has been certified as a conformant implementation of the OpenKODE™ 1.0 API standard from the Khronos™ Group. OpenKODE is a royalty-free, open standard that combines a set of native APIs to increase source portability for rich media and graphics applications. OpenKODE reduces mobile platform fragmentation by providing the OpenKODE Core cross-platform API for accessing operating system resources, and a media architecture for portable access to advanced mixed graphics acceleration. The Airplay OpenKODE implementation has been certified as conformant on Symbian OS (Series60 and UIQ3), BREW (2.x, 3.x), Windows Mobile (5, 6) and mobile Linux. In addition, the Airplay desktop simulator environments, running Windows x86 code or simulating ARM code using ARM's Real-Time System Model debugger are also conformant.

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NVIDIA Ships First Full OpenKODE Implementation

NVIDIA Corporation's breakthrough applications processor, supports the industry's first conformant full implementation of the new OpenKODE™ standard from the Khronos™ Group launching at Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barcelona. "NVIDIA has played a key role in the development of the OpenKODE standard and now it is leading its deployment into the industry," said Neil Trevett, president of the Khronos Group and vice president of mobile content at NVIDIA. "Integrating a complete OpenKODE media stack requires intimate control over all parts of the silicon and software architecture and with the APX 2500 NVIDIA is uniquely positioned to deliver a fully hardware-accelerated rich-media silicon and software platform."

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Khronos Releases OpenKODE 1.0 Royalty-Free Standard for Mobile Rich-Media and Graphics Application Portability

The Khronos Group announced today that it has publicly released the final OpenKODE™ 1.0 specification, a royalty-free, cross-platform open standard that bundles a set of native APIs to provide increased source portability for rich media and graphics applications. Khronos also released a full conformance test suite for OpenKODE 1.0 to enable conformant implementations to use the OpenKODE trademark. Multiple Khronos members are demonstrating fully conformant OpenKODE implementations at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and are offering free development SDKs. Khronos has also announced a supportive collaboration with the FreeKODE Project to create an open source version of OpenKODE.

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