Khronos Group Press Releases

Date of Press ReleasePress Release
March 03rd, 2015Khronos Releases OpenCL 2.1 Provisional Specification for Public Review
March 03rd, 2015Khronos Reveals Vulkan API for High-efficiency Graphics and Compute on GPUs
November 18th, 2014 Khronos Updates OpenCL and SYCL Specifications for Heterogeneous Parallel Programming
October 20th, 2014Khronos Finalizes and Releases OpenVX 1.0 Specification 
for Computer Vision Acceleration
August 10th, 2014Khronos Releases SPIR 2.0 Provisional Specification
August 10th, 2014Khronos Group Announces Key Advances in OpenGL Ecosystem
March 19th, 2014Khronos Releases Wave of New Standards and Initiatives for 3D Graphics, Heterogeneous Computing and API Interop
March 19th, 2014Khronos Releases EGL 1.5 Specification
March 19th, 2014Khronos Releases WebCL 1.0 Specification
March 19th, 2014Khronos Launches OpenCL 2.0 Adopters Program
March 19th, 2014Khronos Releases SYCL 1.2 Provisional Specification
March 17th, 2014Khronos Releases OpenGL ES 3.1 Specification
January 20th, 2014Khronos Releases SPIR 1.2 Specification for Portable Encoding of OpenCL Device Programs
November 18th, 2013Khronos Finalizes OpenCL 2.0 Specification for Heterogeneous Computing
November 18th, 2013Khronos Releases OpenVX 1.0 Specification for Computer Vision Acceleration
July 22nd, 2013Khronos Releases OpenCL 2.0
July 22nd, 2013Khronos Releases OpenGL 4.4 Specification
May 21st, 2013Khronos to Create New Camera Control Open Standard API
March 27th, 2013WebGL Momentum Creating the Industry’s most Secure and Portable 3D Platform
March 27th, 2013Khronos COLLADA now recognized as ISO Standard
November 29th, 2012Khronos Releases Significant OpenCL 1.2 Specification Update
August 06th, 2012Khronos Releases ASTC Next-Generation 
Texture Compression Specification
August 06th, 2012Khronos Releases OpenGL ES 3.0 Specification 
to Bring Mobile 3D Graphics to the Next Level
August 06th, 2012Khronos Releases OpenGL 4.3 Specification with Major Enhancements
March 12th, 2012Khronos Group Prioritizes China’s Participation in Creation of Key International Technology Standard
February 16th, 2012Khronos Group Announces the KITE Initiative to Connect Industry to Education
February 14th, 2012Khronos Group Releases OpenMAX IL 1.2 Provisional Specification
December 13th, 2011Khronos to Create New Open Standard for Computer Vision
November 15th, 2011Khronos Releases OpenCL 1.2 Specification
October 11th, 2011The Khronos Group is pleased to invite Universities and Training Centers to Submit Open Course Content for Free KITE
August 08th, 2011StreamInput creating open standard for advanced sensor processing; WebCL defining companion API to WebGL to bring parallel computation to the Web
August 08th, 2011Khronos Enriches Cross-Platform 3D Graphics with 
Release of OpenGL 4.2 Specification
April 12th, 2011Khronos to Create New Open Standard for 
Advanced Device and Sensor Input
March 03rd, 2011Khronos Releases Final WebGL 1.0 Specification
March 03rd, 2011Khronos Group Releases Free COLLADA Conformance Test Suite
January 18th, 2011Khronos Group Releases OpenSL ES 1.1 Specification For Stereo and 3D Audio on Any Mobile Platform and OS
January 18th, 2011Khronos Group Releases Provisional OpenMAX AL Digital TV Extension Specification
January 18th, 2011Khronos Group Releases OpenMAX AL Specification for Application-level Video, Audio and Image Processing on Mobile and Handheld Devices
July 26th, 2010Khronos Drives Rapid Evolution of Cross-Platform 3D Graphics with Release of OpenGL 4.1 Specification
June 14th, 2010Khronos Drives Momentum of Parallel Computing Standard with Release of OpenCL 1.1 Specification
March 11th, 2010Khronos Group Delivers COLLADA Adopters Package & Conformance Tests
March 11th, 2010Khronos Unleashes Cutting-Edge, Cross-Platform Graphics Acceleration with OpenGL 4.0
January 07th, 2010Epic Games Leads Industry to Unreal Graphics on Your Phone
November 16th, 2009Khronos Demonstrates OpenCL Momentum at SC09
November 09th, 2009Khronos Group Launches OpenWF Standard to 
Accelerate Windowing On Mobile and Embedded Devices
October 07th, 2009Khronos Group Releases OpenMAX AL 1.0 Specification for Application-level Video, Audio and Image Processing
August 05th, 2009The Khronos Group Announces Significant COLLADA Momentum at SIGGRAPH 2009
August 04th, 2009Khronos Details WebGL Initiative to Bring Hardware-Accelerated 3D Graphics to the Internet
August 03rd, 2009Latest desktop GPU functionality now fully accessible through cross-platform open 3D standard; Close alignment with OpenCL for p
March 24th, 2009Khronos Launches Initiative to Create Open Royalty Free Standard for Accelerated 3D on the Web
March 24th, 2009Khronos Group Releases OpenSL ES 1.0 Specification for Portable Mobile and Embedded Audio Processing
March 24th, 2009Khronos Releases Streamlined OpenGL 3.1 Specification
December 08th, 2008The Khronos Group Releases OpenCL 1.0 Specification
December 08th, 2008OpenVG 1.1 Specification Publicly Released by Khronos
August 11th, 2008Khronos Releases OpenGL 3.0 Specifications
August 05th, 2008Khronos Releases COLLADA 1.5.0 Specification with New Automation, Kinematics, and Geospatial Functionality
June 16th, 2008Khronos Launches Heterogeneous Computing Initiative
February 10th, 2008Khronos Releases OpenKODE 1.0 Royalty-Free Standard
October 02nd, 2007Khronos Group Releases OpenMAX AL 1.0 and OpenSL ES 1.0 Specifications
August 07th, 2007COLLADA 3D Asset Intermediate Standard Accelerates Adoption and is to be Extended for 2D Vector Graphics
August 07th, 2007Khronos Group Gains Diverse New Members
August 07th, 2007SoftBank Mobile Joins the Khronos Group
May 22nd, 2007SOFTBANK MOBILE Adopts OpenKODE
April 17th, 2007Khronos and Web3D Enter Official Cooperation as Mobile & Internet Continue to Converge
March 07th, 2007glFX and Composition Working Groups
March 05th, 2007OpenGL ES 2.0
March 05th, 2007OpenVG Conformance Tests
February 12th, 2007Khronos Releases OpenKODE 1.0 Specification for Mobile Rich Media Applications
February 12th, 2007Khronos Releases New OpenMAX IL 1.1 Standard for Enhanced Streaming Media Portability
December 12th, 2006Khronos Invites Public Review of OpenKODE 1.0 Specification Draft
August 02nd, 2006OpenGL 2.1 Specification Publicly Released
August 01st, 2006Khronos Group Standards Support Hundreds of Developer 3D content creation tools, applications and middleware
August 01st, 2006COLLADA gains momentum
July 31st, 2006OpenGL ARB and Khronos
July 31st, 2006Apple, Dell and Google
June 27th, 2006Bellagio OpenMAX for Linux
June 22nd, 2006COLLADA gains momentum
March 22nd, 2006COLLADA 1.4 released
March 22nd, 2006Monotype Imaging, Scaleform, TAT
March 22nd, 2006Intel joins as Promoter
February 13th, 2006Khronos Releases OpenMAX DL 1.0 Specification for Media Codec Portability
February 12th, 2006OpenMAX DL enables rapid implementation and seamless portability of optimized video, image and audio
January 04th, 2006Khronos Releases OpenMAX IL 1.0 Specification for Standardized Integration of Codecs into Embedded Media Frameworks
January 04th, 2006Khronos Announces New OpenKODE Initiative to Define a 
Mobile Media Application Development Environment
November 08th, 2005Khronos Members Endorse 
New OpenGL ES Benchmark from Futuremark
October 24th, 2005Khronos Continues Expansion of Membership and Developer Education in Asia Pacific Region; Creative Technology Ltd Becomes Khrono
October 24th, 2005Creative Technology Ltd Becomes Khronos Promoter Member, Emersys joins - “audio API starts off strong!”
October 23rd, 2005Major ARM News, Major FM new benchmark news - Khronos Group Grows to Over 95 Members: Creative, Tat, Reincomm, BenQ
September 19th, 2005OpenGL ES Safety Critical API Gains Momentum as 
Diehl Avionik and Zandiant Technologies Join Khronos
August 01st, 2005Khronos Group Releases OpenVG 1.0 Specification for Accelerated 2D Vector Graphics
August 01st, 2005Khronos Releases OpenGL ES 2.0 Specification Bringing Streamlined Shader Programming to Embedded Graphics
August 01st, 2005Khronos Announces New OpenSL ES Initiative for Low-level, Cross-platform Sound and Audio Acceleration
August 01st, 2005SONY and NVIDIA Become Khronos Promoting Members
August 01st, 2005COLLADA Joins Khronos Group to Create 
3D Authoring Open Standard
May 17th, 2005Khronos Further Expands Membership and Announces New Dates for Developer University Series
April 18th, 2005Khronos Group Launches OpenML Open Source SDK
March 29th, 2005Khronos Reports Dramatic Growth in Asia-Pacific Membership and OpenGL ES Adopters
March 07th, 2005Khronos Group Grows to Over 80 Members
March 07th, 2005Khronos Group Announces Freescale Semiconductor Joins as Promoting Member to Participate in the 
Development of the OpenGL ES an
February 28th, 2005Khronos Invites Public Review of New Generation 
OpenGL ES 1.2 and 2.0 Specification Drafts Prior to Anticipated Public Release

Khronos Group Member Press Releases

Date of Press ReleasePress Release
January 14th, 2015Xilinx SDAccel Development Environment for OpenCL, C, and C++, Achieves Khronos Conformance
March 31st, 2014Imagination’s PowerVR Series6 is the first mobile GPU to pass OpenCL 1.2 conformance
April 10th, 2013Learning WebGL Appoints Tony Parisi Editor-in-Chief
March 19th, 2013CogniVue Endorses Open Standard for Computer Vision by Joining the Khronos Group
March 11th, 2013LEAP 2013 Conference to Showcase the Latest Advances in the Application of Parallel Computing Technology on Low-Energy Mobile CPU/GPU, FPGA and Embedded Devices
May 07th, 2012DMP Introduces High-End OpenGL ES 2.0 IP Cores and Multi-Core Configurations to Its SMAPH-S Product
February 28th, 2012New white paper examines how GPGPUs and OpenCL can be used for improved performance in Natural User Interfaces
March 16th, 2011Cassidian selects Presagis Seawind OpenGL Software driver and S3 Graphics 2300E GPU for digital maps
February 14th, 2011Imagination submits POWERVR SGX cores for OpenCL conformance
December 30th, 2010Vivante Momentum Continues in the GPU Market with 40 Licensees
December 09th, 2010drawElements Launches Analysis Tools Improving Graphics Driver Quality
November 16th, 2010DMP and Xilinx Collaborate on Xilinx Alliance Program
July 27th, 2010DMP Releases AndroidTM OpenGL ES 3D Graphics E-learning Kit
May 05th, 2010Antix Releases Game Development Kit (GDK) with OpenKODE and OpenGL ES support
April 07th, 2010Fixstars Releases "OpenCL Programming Book" Introduction to OpenCL
March 22nd, 2010MIPS Technologies and DMP Collaborate on AndroidTM Development for MIPS® Architecture
February 18th, 2010ALT and CARERI establish joint technology lab for new generation of embedded graphics display systems
February 02nd, 2010Rightware Debuts Kanzi™ Cross-platform User Interface Solution at Mobile World Congress
January 25th, 2010Symbio Delivers Extensive OpenWF Conformance Test Suite and Conformant Sample Implementation to Khronos Group
January 20th, 2010Vivante and Animated Media Partner to Offer Embedded Flash Solutions Optimized for Vivante OpenGL ES 2.0 Graphics Processors
January 12th, 2010Imagination Technologies announces POWERVR SGX545 graphics IP core with OpenGL 3.2 and OpenCL 1.0
January 07th, 2010ALT Software wins multi-million dollar OpenGL ES and OpenVG contract
December 16th, 2009Fixstars to Release Beta Version of "FOXC" OpenCL Compiler for x86
December 11th, 2009ALT Software releases optimized OpenGL ES and OpenVG graphics drivers for the POWERVR MBX graphics core
November 16th, 2009DMP adds OpenGL ES 2.0 shader-based graphics IP to its new “SMAPH®” graphics IP core family
October 29th, 2009Fixstars launches OpenCL software service for application developers Professional service to support utilization of OpenCL
October 27th, 2009Vivante GPUs Power Marvell ARMADA Application Processors
September 22nd, 2009Vivante Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Technology Selected by Cavium Networks
September 22nd, 2009Ultimate Mini-ITX HD Multimedia Platform Combines DX10.1 and Dual HDMI through both Discrete and Integrated Graphics
June 29th, 2009Chinese Academy of Sciences Selects Vivante as GPU Partner for Netbooks
June 24th, 2009Intel and Nokia announce strategic relationship to shape next era of Mobile Computing innovation
June 23rd, 2009ALT Software selected to deliver DO- 178B certifiable OpenGL Drivers for ATI RadeonTM E4690 GPU
June 08th, 2009Vivante Corporation Signs 15th GPU Licensee
May 29th, 2009Opera joins the Khronos Group as a contributing member
May 22nd, 2009Providing OpenGL ES 2.0 Graphics Solutions with Smallest Silicon Area
May 19th, 2009Incoras Solutions announces MediaDesigner™
December 16th, 2008Movial Joins the Khronos Group
September 19th, 2008SGI further opens its OpenGL contributions
August 18th, 2008POWERVR SGX first with conformance for all Khronos mobile APIs on production silicon
August 08th, 2008Digia joins Khronos Group as a Contributing Member
March 28th, 2008TransGaming Joins Industry Leaders as Khronos Group Member
October 25th, 2004New SMEDIA Technology Corporation Launches into the Multimedia IC Design Market
July 30th, 2003Criterion Software & Hybrid Graphics release OpenGL ES-based 3D graphics library for TI wireless platform