The new, royalty-free COLLADA 1.4 specification has been ratified and released; Emdigo, Feeling Software and Softimage have joined as new members to participate in further development of COLLADA and other Khronos technologies; and Softimage has announced that SOFTIMAGE|XSI v.5.1 now includes COLLADA 1.4 support.
Numerous Khronos members are now shipping devices accelerating OpenVG 1.0, a royalty-free, open standard for low-level 2D vector graphics. Monotype Imaging, Scaleform and TAT have joined to participate in ongoing development of the OpenVG API. The OpenVG standard has been designed to seamlessly interoperate with OpenGL ES 3D graphics; creating a high-performance, fully integrated 2D and 3D embedded graphics acceleration environment.
Intel has joined the Khronos Group as a Promoting member and will also hold a seat on the Board of Directors to further advance the evolution of open standards that enable the authoring and acceleration of games and media on a wide variety of platforms and devices, such as mobile phones. Also announced in other Khronos news today, new members Emdigo, Feeling Software, Monotype Imaging, RadVision, Reigncomm, Scaleform, Softimage and TAT bring the total number of companies participating in the Khronos Group to over one hundred.