CYIT Selects Vivante to Meet the GPU Needs of TD-SCDMA Wireless Devices

Sunnyvale, CA, June 1, 2009–(PRNewswire)–Vivante Corporation today announced that Chongqing CYIT Communication Technologies Co. Ltd. (CYIT TECHNOLOGIES), a major developer of 3G mobile platforms and silicon in China, has selected Vivante GPU technology for deployment in TD-SCDMA solutions.  CYIT Technologies will adopt Vivante GPU IP cores to develop chips designed specifically for the TD-SCDMA 3G standard, which is expanding rapidly in China and globally.

“The first 3G technology to be deployed in China, TD-SCDMA is growing,” said Joseph Byrne, an analyst at The Linley Group and author of “A Guide to Wireless Handset Processors.”  China Mobile has announced that it will invest $20 billion in TD-SCDMA over the next three years and cover all Chinese cities by 2011.  At the same time, the operator is providing $85 million to fund development of TD-SCDMA handsets and other terminals.  “Investment in TD-SCDMA is a precursor to rolling out 4G TD-LTE technology.  TD-LTE will deliver higher data rates, enabling use of higher-performance smart-phones and other mobile devices,” stated Byrne.

CYIT TECHNOLOGIES selected a Vivante GPU core for its unique ability to deliver smart-phone caliber user interface capabilities in a very efficient footprint and with low power consumption, making it ideal for the cost-sensitive, high bandwidth 3G baseband processing and media-rich applications enabled by TD-SCDMA.  “The rapid expansion of TD-SCDMA enabled networks requires a high functionality handset platform at a very low cost,” said Prof. Zheng, Vice President of CYIT TECHNOLOGIES.  “The superior end-user experience enabled by Vivante GPU cores, combined with the graphics expertise of the Vivante team was a winning solution for CYIT TECHNOLOGIES platforms.  We look forward to collaborating with Vivante as the TD-SCDMA market grows around the globe.”

Wei-Jin Dai, President and CEO of Vivante, added, “TD-SCDMA is a very important market for Vivante, and we are pleased that CYIT TECHNOLOGIES has selected our GPUs for their designs.  The Vivante scalable GPU architecture is designed to address the needs of a wide range of requirements and silicon budgets.  From top-of-the-line immersive gaming enabled smart phones to Internet enabled high-definition home entertainment platforms, the same leading edge Vivante technology will power the next generation wired and wireless embedded applications.  Vivante is focused on delivering the highest GPU performance per square millimeter at low power across the spectrum mobile and home entertainment embedded GPU requirements.”

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.