Vivante GPU IP Selected for C2 Microsystems' Jazz-Based Media Processor SoC.

 October 19th, 2007SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Vivante Corporation today announced that C2 Microsystems, Inc., a leader in silicon and software solutions for presenting rich media content delivered over the internet, has selected Vivante GPU IP technology to bring feature-rich GUI and on-screen display capabilities to their high performance SoC media processors.

     "By adding Vivante GPU IP, C2 addresses the visual user experience both today and tomorrow, to help the consumer navigate increasingly capable multimedia devices," said Dr. Jinxiang (Gene) Liu, CEO and President of C2 Microsystems, Inc. "This gives us the ability to extend our SoC platform capability in home entertainment and automobile infotainment devices with audio, video and image processing requirements."

     "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. "The bottom line is that Vivante lets our customers offer high performance, low power graphics in their full platform solutions with a minimum of incremental 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 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 C2 Microsystems

     C2 Microsystems is a manufacturer of media processor devices designed for the broadband delivery of rich media content over the internet and private networks. C2 Microsystems' products combine the ability to encode, decode and transcode a wide variety of media content types with a high quality of experience. C2 Microsystems has offices in Beijing, San Jose, and Taipei. For more information, visit C2 Microsystems online at http://www.c2micro.com