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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.

Be sure to check out the first Boston meetup of the year hosted by Jim Susinno. One of my favorite applications for accelerated graphics is video games. I've been working on some simple games lately using OpenGL directly without any engines or frameworks - and it's fun! Let's discuss our game-making techniques and how to keep things as fast as possible - minimizing state changes and per-frame uploads, packing bits into channels, re-using data... playing to the strengths of the silicon as enabled by OpenGL. Pizza will be provided.

Adding Machine Learning based Image Processing to your Embedded Product with NNEFKhronos member Au-Zone Technologies has written a guest post on the CNX Embedded Software blog showing how to add Machine Learning (ML) processing to an embedded product with the help from the Khronos Groups Neural Network Exchange Format (NNEF). The post illustrates, with an example implementation, how to detect and classify different pasta types on a moving conveyor belt.

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.

Cadence Design Systems and ArcSoft announced they have partnered to develop AI and vision applications for Cadence Tensilica Vision DSPs. ArcSoft has collaborated with Cadence to port beauty shot, high dynamic range (HDR), bokeh and facial unlock applications to the Vision P6 DSP. The software environment includes complete, optimized support for more than 1,500 OpenCV-based vision and OpenVX 1.1 library functions.

VkRunner is a tool written by Neil Roberts, inspired by shader_runner. VkRunner was the result of the Igalia work to enable ARB_gl_spirv extension for Intel’s i965 driver on Mesa, where there was a need to test driver’s code against a good number of shaders to be sure that it was fine. Neil has written a blog post with example code on how to use VkRunner.

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.

Helping to make the SDL cross-platform library more attractive for mobile/Android developers, the latest SDL2 code has an initial OpenSL ES implementation. OpenSL ES is the Khronos Group's effort as an industry-standard sound library for embedded hardware while offering up 3D positional audio support, optional integration with OpenMAX, audio effects, and other advanced sound capabilities. More details may be found on Phoronix with a diff of the merge here.

Khronos Group at GDC 2019 - Developer Day sessions, OpenXR Table and WebGL MeetupIf you are attending GDC 2019, be sure to mark March 19th in your calendar. Khronos will be hosting the annual Developer Day sessions in the Moscone West, Room 2020 from 10am to 6:30PM. This year there will be six (6) sessions covering glTF, WebGL, OpenXR, Vulkan and OpenGL ES. There will also be an OpenXR table at VRDC where you can learn more about OpenXR, talk with OpenXR working group members, and learn how your company can implement or join in the development of this important industry standard. The Khronos Group is once again sponsoring the WebGL/WebVR Meetup. Last year we had over 200 RSVPs and an amazing lineup of speakers. Join Khronos member Patrick Cozzi (Cesium) and other speakers for this gathering of the Silicon Valley WebGL/WebVR meetup group.

Be sure to bookmark the Khronos Developer Day page!