Chinese Academy of Sciences Selects Vivante as GPU Partner for Netbooks

Sunnyvale, CA, June 29, 2009–(PRNewswire)–Vivante Corporation today announced a collaborative relationship with the Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICT). This long-term, development partnership will enable ICT and Vivante to integrate their respective CPU and GPU designs into a cost-efficient, low-power SoC and advance the state-of-the-art in netbook technology for the next generation.

ICT, which specializes in comprehensive research into computer science and technology in China, successfully produced China's first general-purpose digital computer and is an R&D base for high-performance, low-power computer technology in China. ICT research focuses on strategic, advanced, and fundamental contributions toward industry innovation, national needs, and market demands.

“As we look toward making netbooks both more capable and more accessible, we find Vivante GPUs to be the perfect solution for small size and low power while providing robust, fully featured graphics and fast performance,” said Dr. Weiwu Hu, chief architect of the ICT's CPU division.

Adds Wei-Jin Dai, President and CEO of Vivante, “Our ability to deliver the highest performing GPU per square millimeter and per milliwatt across the spectrum of mobile computing, handheld, and home entertainment device requirements is once again validated by ICT selecting a Vivante GPU design. The Vivante ScalarMorphic™ GPU architecture flexes and scales to address a wide range of price/performance requirements and silicon budgets. We look forward to ongoing collaboration with ICT, as we apply leading edge Vivante technology to power next generation wired and wireless embedded applications in new and interesting ways.”


About Vivante Corporation

Vivante Corporation is an embedded graphics technology leader, licensing its HD Visual Reality and Mobile Visual Reality IP to semiconductor solution providers serving consumer markets from mobile devices to high definition home entertainment.  The Vivante ScalarMorphicTM architecture brings to embedded systems PC-quality visuals, smallest area, and highest performance per square millimeter compared to other licensable GPU cores.  Vivante delivers silicon proven, industry leading graphics conformant with the OpenGL ES 2.0/1.1 and OpenVG API standards.  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.