Vivante Corporation Signs 15th GPU Licensee
Sunnyvale, CA, June 8, 2009—(PR Newswire)—Vivante Corporation today announced the company has expanded to 15 the number of licensees for its graphics processing unit (GPU) cores. Vivante licensees, which include both established and emerging fabless semiconductor leaders, have taped out more than 20 SoC designs incorporating Vivante GPUs.
Vivante Corporation’s 2D and 3D GPU IP cores are designed specifically for embedded applications, from smart phones to Internet-enabled high-definition home entertainment displays. Vivante is a privately held company backed by U.S. and Asian investment funds and includes Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702.T) as a corporate investor via its corporate venture capital fund.
Vivante’s graphics technology is differentiated by its robust conformance to Khronos Group standards OpenVG and OpenGL ES 2.0/1.1 and by its remarkably small silicon footprint which enables Vivante licensees to maximize graphics performance delivered per square millimeter of silicon area and per milliwatt of system power consumption. High-performance, silicon-efficient GPU technology with low system power consumption is a key differentiator for fabless semiconductor companies addressing the growing consumer appetite for 3D graphical user interfaces, acceleration of Internet standards like Flash, as well as gaming on handheld and home entertainment platforms.
“Licensing Vivante GPU’s to 15 SoC companies to power their next generation products validates the strategic importance of the unique, low power graphics technology Vivante delivers to the consumer electronics market,” said Wei-Jin Dai, President and CEO of Vivante Corporation.
About Vivante Corporation
Vivante Corporation is an embedded graphics technology leader, licensing its Mobile Visual Reality and HD Visual Reality IP to semiconductor solution providers that serve the embedded mobile gaming, high-definition home entertainment, image processing, and automotive display and entertainment markets. The Vivante ScalarMorphicTM architecture brings a PC-quality visual experience to embedded systems. Vivante GPUs produce the highest performance per square millimeter in half the final silicon area compared to other licensable GPU cores. Vivante delivers silicon-proven, low-power, high-performance graphics conformant with the OpenGL ES 2.0/1.1 and OpenVG API standards. Vivante GPU IP also fully supports the Android platform. The Vivante development environment is used by a worldwide network of application developers and ecosystem partners. Vivante is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with an R&D center in Shanghai, China.