VeriSilicon Expands SoC Platform with Vivante’s Silicon Proven Graphics Solutions

SANTA CLARA, Calif. & SUNNYVALE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—January 6, 2009— Vivante Corporation, the technology leader in embedded Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) IP cores, and VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. (VeriSilicon), a world-class ASIC design foundry and custom SoC solutions provider, today announced the addition of scalable 2D and 3D graphics solutions from Vivante to VeriSilicon's expanding, system level star IP portfolio. The agreement gives VeriSilicon access to Vivante’s silicon proven OpenGL ES 2.0 / 1.1 and OpenVG 1.1 GPUs for customer SoC designs targeting mobile and home entertainment consumer applications where visual interaction differentiates end products. Vivante’s silicon proven GPU technology is distinguished from other available IP cores by delivering the highest performance per square millimeter of silicon area, OpenGL ES 2.0 quality proven in silicon and a rich feature set in a variety of packages for varied market requirements.

“By adding Vivante GPU IP, VeriSilicon expands its SoC platform capability to service multimedia applications such as Blu-ray DVD Players, advanced Set-top Boxes, high definition DTV devices, and automobile infotainment devices with audio, video and image processing requirements,” said Bill Wang, Corporate Vice President of Business Development of VeriSilicon. "VeriSilicon strives to be a world class design foundry with a full range of SoC capabilities to serve its worldwide customer base. Our advanced, flexible SoC platforms include industry leading ZSP family of DSP cores (acquired from LSI Logic), standard processor cores like ARM, PowerPC, low power analog IP and application software.”

“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 David Jarmon, Vice President of Business Development and Sales of Vivante Corporation. “We are excited about the partnership with VeriSilicon and we both see excellent synergies in providing full platform solutions which will enable our customers to add OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics capability with minimum incremental silicon cost.”

About Vivante Corporation

Vivante Corporation is a privately held graphics technology company licensing 2D and 3D HD Visual Reality and Mobile Visual Reality technology for semiconductor solution providers targeting high definition home entertainment, embedded mobile, image processing, and automotive display and entertainment markets. Architected from the ground up to provide the same visual reality found on PCs and game consoles, but with dramatically lower silicon cost and system power requirements compared to other embedded GPU cores. Vivante Corporation is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with a subsidiary in Shanghai, China. HD Visual Realty, Mobile Visual Reality and ScalarMorphic are either a trademark or a registered trademark of Vivante Corporation. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. For more information, please visit www.vivantecorp.com.

About VeriSilicon

Founded in 2001, VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. ("VeriSilicon") is a fast growing IC (integrated circuit) design foundry providing custom solutions and SoC (System-on-A-Chip) turnkey services. VeriSilicon has an extensive track record of accelerating customer designs from initial specification to silicon, achieving first silicon success - on time and on spec - and taking customer silicon through volume production, utilizing its partner network of leading wafer foundries and assembly and test companies in Asia Pacific. In addition to its flexible engagement model, superior supply chain management, and strong service culture, VeriSilicon's market leading licensable digital signal processing (ZSP®) cores and star IP based SoC platforms, along with value-added mixed signal IP portfolio, are the key differentiators for its success in a broad range of application markets, including multimedia, voice and wireless communications. VeriSilicon's global customer base of market leading multinationals and fabless start-up companies benefit from shorter development cycles, reduced cost of ownership, and economies of scale. VeriSilicon currently has research and development centers in Santa Clara, California and Dallas, Texas, U. S.; Shanghai and Beijing, China; with sales and customer support offices in Santa Clara, California, US; Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, China; Tokyo, Japan; Taipei, Taiwan; Nice, France; and Seoul, Korea. For more information, please visit www.verisilicon.com.



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