CogniVue Endorses Open Standard for Computer Vision by Joining the Khronos Group

CogniVue® Corporation announces joining the Khronos Group as a Contributing Member.

(PRWEB) March 19, 2013–As part of its ongoing enablement of embedded vision, CogniVue® Corporation announces joining the Khronos Group as a Contributing Member. CogniVue is strategically focused on aligning its Image Cognition Processor (ICP) core IP products with OpenCL™. OpenCL is the first open, royalty-free standard for cross-platform, parallel programming of heterogeneous processors in a variety of applications. CogniVue’s ICP technology for embedded vision enables more than 10x the vision processing performance per area per power versus conventional processor solutions. By combining ICP technology with OpenCL-ES, CogniVue brings the open platform advantages of OpenCL to small form factor, low power vision applications.

“CogniVue’s ICP technology is based on APEX, CogniVue’s innovative massively parallel SIMD-MIMD processing architecture, specifically geared to drive new levels of vision performance per area per power. We plan to make our APEX vision-processing core IP and vision algorithm toolkits seamlessly available to developers already working in OpenCL,” commented Simon Morris, CEO of CogniVue. Ray Cornyn, VP Automotive at Freescale added, “As a licensee of APEX technology for automotive vision processing we are pleased to see CogniVue’s commitment to OpenCL.”

“CogniVue using OpenCL for their Image Cognition Processor IP products is another significant indication of the growing penetration of OpenCL in embedded applications,” said Neil Trevett, Khronos president and OpenCL working group chair. “The goal of OpenCL is to allow cross-platform parallel programming, and we are delighted that CogniVue’s APEX architecture is yet another parallel processing platform that will be compatible with the OpenCL standard.”

About CogniVue Corporation
CogniVue is a world leading innovator of Image Cognition Processor (ICP) core IP and software for embedded vision systems. CogniVue’s ICP technology and comprehensive software offering provide advanced technology for companies developing deeply embedded vision applications for automotive, retail, consumer and security markets. The core technology is built on its proprietary, flexible, massively-parallel APEX™ vision processor engine combined with comprehensive image library, vision algorithm tool kit and development tools. APEX provides best performance, per area (mm2), per power (mWatt) for vision systems, providing companies with the ability to develop previously implausible, innovative vision products implemented in the smallest smart camera modules in the world. Founded in 2005, CogniVue is a privately held company headquartered in Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada and was recently recognized by the EE Times as among the globe’s ‘Silicon 60’ of emerging start-ups. For more information, please visit

About Khronos Group
The Khronos Group is a not for profit, member-funded consortium focused on the creation of royalty-free open standards for parallel computing, graphics and dynamic media on a wide variety of platforms and devices. All Khronos members are able to contribute to the development of Khronos API specifications, are empowered to vote at various stages before public deployment, and are able to accelerate the delivery of their cutting-edge 3D platforms and applications through early access to specification drafts and conformance tests. For more information, please visit


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