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ST, AMD to deliver next-gen mobile multimedia solution

Posted: 02 Mar 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:STMicroelectronics? AMD? mobile multimedia devices? Nomadik platform? 3D graphics core technology?

STMicroelectronics and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) are teaming up to deliver next-generation graphics technology for mobile multimedia devices. The solution combines ST's Nomadik mobile multimedia platform and AMD's 3D graphics core technology.

ST has licensed AMD's OpenGL ES 2.0 compliant 3D and OpenVG 1.0 vector graphics core engine and related software for the partnership. R&D teams from both companies will work together to integrate AMD's unified shader-based technology into Nomadik devices for next generation high-end feature phones, smartphones and other portable multimedia devices.

The addition of AMD's hardware-acceleration technology to Nomadik platforms will allow 2D and 3D applications to offer consumers a rich visual component. With its distributed architecture and complementary multimedia accelerators, Nomadik can devote more of its computing power to processing game program logic and deliver best-in-class video and rich audio content. This allows developers and applications providers to implement more complex game play like those found on high-end PCs and game consoles, and improve artificial intelligence.

"In addition to bringing more visually-rich video game console-quality graphics to the mobile arena with the lower power required for handheld devices, this strategic relationship around Nomadik is also intended to deliver additional features and functionality for next-generation operating systems for handheld devices," said Paul Dal Santo, VP and general manager of AMD's handheld division.




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