Arkmicro Technologies Selects Vivante GPU for Mobile Navigation

October 13, 2009 — Vivante Corporation today announced that Arkmicro Technologies, Inc. ("Arkmicro") has licensed Vivante GPU IP for its newest mobile navigation and entertainment system-on-chip (SoC) designs. Arkmicro – a fabless semiconductor company and one of the premier portable media IC design firms in China – designs, develops, and markets multimedia semiconductor products and solutions for a variety of portable consumer electronics products.

"The stunning visual effects offered by OpenGL ES 2.0 and OpenVG 1.1 are driving a wide range of location based applications in markets around the globe," said Wei-Jin Dai, President and CEO of Vivante Corporation. "The key to proliferation of next generation locality based applications is dramatically reducing the system and silicon cost of upgrading to the latest graphics standards with the highest image quality required at resolutions up to 1080p. As Vivante licensees prepare to power a new class of next generation graphics enabled GPS chipsets we are working with content providers to maximize the power of these devices. Vivante’s R&D and applications support center in Shanghai enables us to work closely with both the rapidly growing application ecosystem and our licensees around the world with development teams in China."

Peter Shi, CEO of Arkmicro Technologies, added, "Vivante GPUs give us the outstanding visual graphics quality and performance we need to extend our leading media SoC family of solutions. In addition, their industry-best efficiency in system resource usage, die area and power consumption helps us to continue as a fast moving leader in portable multimedia IC products."

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.


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