Shanghai InfoTM Micro-electronics Expands SoC Platform with Vivante GPU IP for Mobile Gaming.

           Providing OpenGL ES2.0 Graphics Solutions with Smallest Silicon Area


    SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vivante Corporation announced today that Shanghai InfoTM Micro-electronics, a manufacturer of personal media players, digital photo frames and cameras, portable GPS devices, intelligent toys, and mobile computing platforms, has added Vivante scalable 2D and 3D graphics solutions to their turnkey, multimedia, system-on-chip (SoC) designs.

    The silicon proven Vivante GPU IP technology enables OpenGL ES 2.0/1.1 and OpenVG graphics hardware acceleration in customer SoC designs targeting low power computing for consumer applications like personal multimedia, entertainment, and portable navigation, where the user’s visual experience makes the difference.

    Albert Lee, general manager of Shanghai InfoTM Micro-electronics said, "By adding Vivante GPU IP we can produce a system-on-chip with high-performance, desktop-quality 2D and 3D graphics ideal for portable games, photos, and other media applications. We chose Vivante because it provides both high performance and low silicon area, all within our power budget. Vivante graphics technology lets us offer personal multimedia devices with visually stunning displays."

    “Increasing demand for sophisticated on-screen displays, graphical user interfaces and Internet gaming applications drives ever-more capable GPUs into a wide range of SoCs, where silicon area and performance delivered per milliwatt are the most important factors in selecting a GPU. Vivante is fueling this growth by providing a wide range of silicon proven GPU cores with the best performance per square millimeter of silicon area for each product category. This dramatic silicon area savings enables SoC vendors to differentiate a wide range of platforms with leading edge graphics performance,” said Wei-Jin Dai, CEO of Vivante Corporation. “Our partnership with Shanghai InfoTM Micro-electronics creates excellent synergies, providing our customer with OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics in full platform solutions for minimal silicon cost.”

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 that serve the high definition home entertainment, embedded mobile, image processing, and automotive display and entertainment markets. The Vivante ScalarMorphicTM architecture brings a PC-quality visual experience to embedded systems. Vivante GPUs produce the highest performance per square millimeter in half the final silicon area compared to other licensable GPU cores. Vivante delivers silicon proven, low power, high performance 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 Shanghai InfoTM Micro-electronics

    Shanghai InfoTM Micro-electronics is a subsidiary of Shuoying Digital Science & Technology (China) Co., Ltd., a Sino-Hong Kong joint venture enterprise covering research and development, production, and sales of consumer electronic productions. InfoTM Micro-electronics focuses on developing SoC and solutions for consumer media devices.