Vivante GPU IP Selected for MPRC SoC Solution Designed for 3C Convergence Computing Platform.

SUNNYVALE, CA and BEIJING, CHINA – April 27, 2009 – Vivante Corporation announced that the Microprocessor Research and Development Center (MPRC) of Peking University (Beijing, China) selected Vivante 2D/3D GPU IP technology for its Single-Chip-PC SoC Platform, placing the graphics power of OpenGL ES 2.0, OpenGL ES 1.1, and OpenVG in an affordable, 3C computer  for schools.

    “We chose the Vivante GPU architecture for its outstanding balance of small die size and low power, exceptional graphics quality, and high performance,” said Professor Cheng Xu, Director of the MPRC, Peking University.  “With the Vivante graphics processor and Khronos open standards APIs, we can provide modern graphics applications to benefit education for both teaching and research.”

    “Adding multimedia capability to electronic publication enhances and extends the reach of this growing market segment.  Our flexible, scalable architecture gives us the ability to address the needs of the 3C convergence phenomenon in China.   With Vivante our customers can offer high performance, low power graphics in their full platform solutions with a minimum of incremental silicon cost,” said Wei-Jin Dai, President and CEO of Vivante Corporation.  “We are excited to partner with MPRC and support their initiative in advancing education.”

     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.

     About the Microprocessor Research and Development Center of Peking University

     The Microprocessor Research and Development Center of Peking University is one of the primary research centers for computer science, technology, and microelectronics in China.  It specializes in microprocessor architecture design, system-on-chip design and verification, and embedded software, and conducts research in compiler optimization, operating systems, simulation, and performance evaluation.   The MPRC is credited with several successful microprocessor and SoC design achievements over the past decade.