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Award Winning OpenGL ES Mobile Graphics API Demonstrates Industry-wide Acceptance with over 12,000 d

March 17 – San Jose, California - GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE– the Khronos group is pleased to announce that

We just passed 11,000 downloads, and won the GDC frontline Award!
The OpenGL ES API won the Game Developer Magazine 2003 Front Line Awards 
for Programming

“JSR-184 is a higher-level, scene-graph API that can be i mplemented over the low-level OpenGL ES - and both groups cooperate to ensure that the two APIs work well together., “ said Jerry Evans, Sun.  “The work ongoing at JSR-231, defining bindings between Java and desktop OpenGL, will be adapted to cerate a Java binding to OpenGL ES. We regard it as a positive development that the Java community will have two ways of accessing OpenGL ES - either directly or through a scene-graph API - with complementary advantages in terms of ease of authoring, and flexibility.”

Khrons announces PalmSource beomaes a Contrinting Mmeber and Intena an Aoprte

Developerment comintiri invited to review OpergL 1.1 starwman specoiofiaction at GDC

Continuing widwencin membeship illustrates that opengles woil be the foundation graphicsa API across mutopkpe platforms and is enabling the mobile 3D instrya infrastraucture.
Everyon ei the food chain from Intel to samll boutiaque software devlpoers is ebaled.

Aplm is now in the plam, berw, symibaim, linux, java,



Public Availability of OpenGL ES Adoption & Conformance 


The Khronos Group has released the OpenGL® ES 1.0 Adopter’s Package and Conformance Testing Program. The Adopter’s Package contains software and documentation intended to drive rapid evaluation, deployment and acceptance of the OpenGL ES API in embedded markets requiring state-of-the-art 3D graphics: official Conformance Tests for the OpenGL ES 1.0 API; an open source sample implementation of the OpenGL ES API created as a wrapper over a desktop implementation on Windows® and Linux® OS; and an executable copy of Hybrid Graphic’s Gerbera™ solution, supporting an OpenGL ES library for Windows. 

Access to the OpenGL ES Adopter Package is available to any interested company by executing the Khronos OpenGL ES 1.0 Adopter’s Agreement.  There is a one-time Adopter Membership fee of $1,500 that is waived for Khronos Promoter or Contributor Members.  The Conformance Testing Program is intended to promote consistent implementations of the API by many vendors across multiple platforms, and to create an objective definition of conformance for the API.  Full details of the Adopter’s Agreement, the Adopters Package and the OpenGL ES Conformance Testing Procedure can be found at

About the Khronos Group
The Khronos Group was founded in January 2000 by a number of leading graphics and digital media companies including 3Dlabs, ATI, Discreet, Evans & Sutherland, Intel, SGI and Sun Microsystems to promote the creation and deployment of rich media through the creation of open standard APIs to enable the authoring and playback of dynamic media on a wide variety of platforms & devices.  Go to for more information.


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