Vivante Expands Presence in Korean CE Market Signs highly-regarded mRukh technical representative to support Korean OEMs and ecosystem partners

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and SEOUL, Korea, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivante Corporation, provider of the world's smallest, fastest and coolest GC (graphics and compute) series IP cores, today announced it has retained mRukh, Inc. as its local technical representative to support its rapidly growing customer base in the Korean CE market.  With recent design wins with two of the major global Korean OEMs, the company strengthens local support and allows for further smartphone, tablet and TV market penetration. 

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"2013 has been a marquis year for Vivante, surpassing GC core shipments beyond 120 million units and powering products from many of the world's leading global manufacturers and expanding its local presence in leading markets like Korea," said Wei-Jin Dai, President and CEO of Vivante.  "By partnering with John Oh and his company mRukh, we can more effectively support our leading Korean CE OEMs customers and take another major step in our corporate growth strategy."

John and his team understand the details of Vivante's technologies and the challenging demands of GPU IP selection. With over 30 years of experience working for Samsung, MIPS, Quram, and others, John brings a combination of business and technical acumen to the table.

"Vivante brings a fresh technology to the mobile graphics space, at a time when there is very strong demand for GPU technology across all product categories," said John Oh, CEO of mRukh  and authorized Vivante Korea representative.  "Our dedication to this partnership will ensure all customers get high quality, responsive, and hassle-free support to make their projects flow smoothly across the entire product lifecycle and provide the support that is needed for mass market product success."  

Vivante's worldwide operations have grown significantly, enabling the company to make strategic investments in key markets to expand its reach and 24/7 technical and engineering support. As the company continues to focus on pushing the limits of performance and aggressively reduce the power, thermal, and silicon footprint, the addition of authorized representatives like mRukh  will help mitigate engineering risk and work as a natural extension of the Vivante technical team.

About Vivante GPU Products
Optimized for Google Android apps, Vivante's product portfolio includes performance-leading technologies in 2D/3D GPU, CPC Composition Processors, GPGPU, and vector graphics. Vivante cores leverage a unified driver architecture that is compatible with industry-standard application programming interfaces like OpenGL® ES 3.0, desktop OpenGL®, OpenCL®, OpenVG®, Microsoft® DirectX® 11, WebGL®, native Google Renderscript / FilterScript, Compute, and other standard APIs.  With Vivante technology, mobile devices deliver stunning, high resolution user interface graphics as well as to photos, games, business applications and more.  To learn more about Vivante's technologies visit www.vivantecorp.com or contact sales@vivantecorp.com.

About Vivante Corporation
Smaller – Faster – Cooler: Vivante Corporation, a leader in multi-core GPU, OpenCL™, CPC Composition Engine and Vector Graphics IP solutions, provides the highest performance and lowest power characteristics across a range of Khronos™ Group API conformant standards based on the ScalarMorphic™ architecture. Vivante GPUs are integrated into customer silicon solutions in mass market products including smartphones, tablets, HDTVs, consumer electronics and embedded devices, running thousands of graphics applications across multiple operating systems and software platforms. Vivante is a privately held company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with additional R&D centers in Shanghai and Chengdu.

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