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Khronos Welcomes Academic Member Hungarian Academy of Sciences Institute for Computer Science and ControlThe Khronos Group would like to welcome Academic Member Hungarian Academy of Sciences Institute for Computer Science and Control. The fundamental task of the Institute is to perform basic and application-oriented research in an interdisciplinary setting in the fields of computer science, engineering, information technology, intelligent systems, process control, wide-area networking and multimedia. The mission of MTA SZTAKI includes the transfer of up-to-date research results and state-of-the-art technology to university students. The Shared Virtual Reality Group within the Institute has been dealing with immersive and multi-user virtual reality since 2009 and has accomplished four large scale EU virtual reality projects until now. The Group published its own open-source virtual reality library called ApertusVR in 2016 which perfectly fits the scope of OpenXR.

Khronos Welcomes Contributing Member ThreeKit, Inc.The Khronos Group would like to welcome Contributor Member ThreeKit, Inc. ThreeKit offers a 3D visualization platform that arms brands with tools to create interactive product experiences in e-commerce. Using ThreeKit, a single 3D asset can be turned into an interactive product demo, a 3D configurator, virtual product photograph, an AR asset, or a VR asset. Ben Houston, CTO and founder of ThreeKit, got his start in 2005 by providing visualization software for Hollywood. Since then, ThreeKit has been at the forefront of innovation in 3D. “This Khronos Group initiative will be fruitful for both technology providers, like ThreeKit, and brands and retailers all over the world,” said Ben Houston, CTO, ThreeKit. “We are optimistic that a unified standard will help focus innovation efforts on broadening the scope of features and functionality of such a standard and eliminate the need to support non-standard formats. Brands and retailers will be able to rely on a consistent asset experience to support their omnichannel strategy.”

Khronos announces newest Contributor Member CTRL-labsThe Khronos Group would like to welcome its newest Contributor Member, CTRL-labs. CTRL-labs builds radically pragmatic non-invasive neural interface technology with single-neuron resolution. The CTRL-kit SDK enables XR developers, roboticists, designers, and researchers to reimagine the relationship between humans and machines. CTRL-labs technology encompasses research at the intersection of computational neuroscience, statistics, machine learning, biophysics, hardware, and human-computer interaction.

Khronos Welcomes Contributing Member Electronic ArtsThe Khronos Group would like to welcome Contributor Member Electronic Arts. Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment, with more than 300 million registered players around the world. EA develops and delivers games, content and online services for consoles, mobile devices and personal computers. In addition to actively collaborating with Vulkan, NNEF, and glTF - EA has joined Khronos to help drive innovation and industry standards that aid in delivering amazing experiences to players.

Khronos announces newest Associate Member NSITEXEThe Khronos Group would like to welcome its newest Associate Member NSITEXE. In NSITEXE’s semiconductor IP, we realize a balance between performance and power that realizes compatibilities, and also support the quality aspects that meet automotive standard. We will supply a processor and development environment that you can use generically, from various industrial applications to smart home appliances.

Khronos Welcomes Contributing Member HP IncThe Khronos Group would like to welcome Contributor Member HP Inc. HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our product and service portfolio of personal systems, printers and 3D printing solutions, we engineer experiences that amaze. HP’s virtual reality technology is founded upon our rich history of product innovation and deeply rooted customer relationships which enables us to deliver the most immersive technologies that help businesses lead their industries.

Khronos announces newest Contributor Member GuangDong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications CorpThe Khronos Group would like to welcome its newest Contributor Member GuangDong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp. For the last 10 years, OPPO has been focusing on manufacturing camera phones, while innovating mobile photography technology breakthroughs. Today, OPPO provides excellent smartphone photography experiences to over 200 million young people around the world.

Khronos announces newest Associate Member DGGThe Khronos Group would like to welcome its newest Associate Member DGG (Darmstadt Graphics Group GmbH). DGG develops RapidCompact, a software that reduces the size of 3D data sets in a fully-automatic fashion, optimizing 3D models for different use cases such as VR, AR and 3D on the Web. Being a spinoff of the Fraunhofer Society, DGG embraces innovation as well as standardization efforts, which has made them a strong supporter of Khronos’ glTF format.

Khronos announces newest Associate Member AlmalenceThe Khronos Group would like to welcome its newest Associate Member Almalence Inc. Almalence develops computational lens correction technology aimed at improving optical performance of design-constrained VR/AR lenses. While adding no size or weight to the HMD, Almalence Digital Lens enables to achieve high resolution and remove aberrations across the entire field of view and at any gaze direction.

Khronos announces newest Associate Member CodeWeaversThe Khronos Group would like to welcome its newest Associate Member CodeWeavers. CodeWeavers ports software originally developed for Microsoft Windows to GNU/Linux, Google Android, and Apple MacOS. CodeWeavers uses Khronos Group standards Vulkan and OpenGL to provide compatibility with all current versions of Direct3D.

Khronos Group Welcomes DisplayLink as Contributor MemberThe Khronos Group would like to welcome DisplayLink as the newest Contributor Member. DisplayLink develops hardware and software solutions to enable easy connectivity between monitors, virtual reality HMDs and computing devices over standard interfaces such as USB, Ethernet, and wireless networks. DisplayLink is the leading provider of USB graphics and Wireless VR technology.

Khronos Group Welcomes Mercury Systems, Inc. as Contributor MemberThe Khronos Group would like to welcome Mercury Systems, Inc as its newest Contributor Member. Mercury Systems, Inc. is a leading commercial provider of secure sensor and safety-critical processing subsystems. Optimized for customer and mission success, Mercury's solutions power a wide variety of critical defense and intelligence programs. Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, Mercury is pioneering a next-generation defense electronics business model specifically designed to meet the industry's current and emerging technology needs.