Vivante GPU Core Brings Android 3.0 Honeycomb Support to Ingenic's Latest JZ4770 Application Processor Vivante 3D core positions Ingenic JZ4770 application processor as a leader in Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) solutions for upcoming super tablets and smartphones

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivante Corporation, a worldwide leader in graphics and visualization technologies for handheld and consumer entertainment applications, and Ingenic Semiconductor, a leading China-based CPU provider for mobile multimedia applications, today announced upcoming support of the latest Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) platform based on Vivante GPU technology powering the newly announced Ingenic's JZ4770 mobile applications processor.

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Ingenic's JZ4770 feature-rich SoC provides an ideal balance of performance, usability, and low power by integrating a high performance Vivante OpenGL ES 2.0 3D GPU and 1GHz MIPS32 compatible XBurst CPU core. At 1GHz, the JZ4770 SoC consumes 250mW, making it an ideal solution for small-and-light, ultra-low power mobile solutions for all day computing. The combination of the highly integrated design centered on the GPU and CPU brings a new level of immersive entertainment to users for games, browsing, and multimedia.

Vivante GPU cores deliver an exciting and dynamic user experience with state-of-the-art graphics architecture for next generation consumer and digital entertainment devices. At the center of the GPU is a complete suite of innovative hardware and software technologies, supporting the latest graphics standards and industry specifications for leading edge applications. Designed to be the most power efficient core in the market with double the performance of competing solutions, the complete series of Vivante cores enable products to run faster, smaller and cooler.

"As a longtime Vivante partner with success in integrating multiple generations of Vivante GCCore graphics technologies into our products, it was an easy decision to move forward once again with Vivante to power our latest JZ4770 SoC. The complete package that Vivante brought based on technical merit, performance, energy efficiency, and software ecosystem support allowed us to move forward as one of the first SoC vendors to support the latest version of Android Honeycomb for larger display tablets. The exceptional performance inherent in GCCore's cutting edge OpenGL ES 2.0 design together with our integration and area design efficiency and low power expertise, brings to market a complete and competitive solution to continue our momentum in the China market and globally," said Qiang Liu, chairman and CEO for Ingenic Semiconductor.

Vivante CEO Wei-Jin Dai says, "We are pleased to continue our partnership as a key supplier to a high growth and innovative company like Ingenic for the next generation of super tablets and mobile devices. The introduction of Honeycomb brings higher performance and larger resolutions to the latest generation of devices with an emphasis on even better user experience for hardware accelerated graphics, faster browsing and media acceleration. The technical leadership of our two companies enabled a successful collaboration that led to this important milestone and continued growth as Ingenic introduces other essential next generation consumer products."

About Ingenic

Ingenic Semiconductor was founded in Beijing in 2005 to develop embedded processors and solutions optimized for high performance, low power consumption and low cost. For mobile multimedia applications, Ingenic's XBurst CPU offers high operating frequency, high-performance multimedia processing, compact die size and low power consumption. Based on the XBurst CPU, the company's JZ47xx series multimedia processors are widely deployed in embedded devices and consumer electronic products including PMPs, educational electronic devices, Mobile TV, fingerprint identification, GPS, UMPC, baby monitors and more, with more than 25 million units shipped to-date. For more information, visit http://www.ingenic.cn/.

About Vivante Corporation

Vivante, a leader in graphics and visualization technologies, provides the highest performance in the most area efficient designs with the lowest power characteristics across a range of Khronos Group API and Android conformant products based on the ultra-threaded ScalarMorphic architecture. The organization's focus on development and engineering excellence, and customer-focused dedication, has helped transform the company into a leading technology provider used by the world's leading semiconductor companies. Vivante GPUs ship in customer silicon solutions across a wide range of consumer electronics and embedded platforms running the latest graphics and multimedia intensive applications. Vivante is a privately held company incorporated in California and headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley. Global R&D centers span the U.S., Europe and China. For more information, visit http://www.vivantecorp.com

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