Hantro Delivers Windows Media Video on austriamicrosystems' High Performance Mobile Entertainment Platform
February 14th, 2007 -- 3GSM World Congress Barcelona, Spain - Hantro and austriamicrosystems today announce a licensing agreement for Hantro’s 7100 VC-1 video decoding technology on austriamicrosystems’ new Mobile Entertainment platform. Hantro’s 7100 VC-1 decoder conforms with Microsoft’s PlaysForSure V2.0 specification and delivers QCIF+ Windows Media Video decoding performance on the AS3525/7 Mobile Entertainment platform.
austriamicrosystems’ versatile and highly-integrated ARM9 SoC in the AS3525 and AS3527 delivers over 200MIPS of processing power and allows the implementation of an MP3 player with only 50mW total power consumption. Hantro’s highly optimized 7100 VC-1 software decoder enables full motion Windows Media Video content playback on the ARM9-based design and is integrated with the system firmware available for AS3525/7 platform. These chip sets are the ideal engines to power premium MP3 players, Music Phones and Juke Phones.
“Hantro’s long history and experience with low-power video products made it easy for us to choose the 7100 VC-1 decoder. Our customers expect the very best technology and Hantro is clearly the leader in this field.” says Roberto Simmarano, Senior Director of Marketing BU Communications at austriamicrosystems. “We’re happy austriamicrosystems chose Hantro as their video technology partner. Their innovative product platform together with our video technology is indeed one the most compelling mobile entertainment platforms in the market.” commented Jani Huoponen, Vice President of Product Marketing.
austriamicrosystems Mobile Entertainment Platform with Hantro’s WMV video technology will be demonstrated during the 3GSM World Congress at Hantro’s booth in Hall 1, Booth 1A55.
austriamicrosystems is a leading designer and manufacturer of high- performance analog ICs, combining more than 25 years of analog design capabilities and system know-how with its own state-of-the-art manufacturing and test facilities. austriamicrosystems leverages its expertise in low power and high accuracy to provide industry-leading customized and standard analog products. Operating worldwide with more than 1,000 employees, austriamicrosystems focuses on the areas of power management, sensors & sensor interfaces, portable audio and car access in its markets Communications, Industry & Medical and Automotive, complemented by its Full Service Foundry activities. austriamicrosystems is listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange in Zurich (ticker symbol: AMS). For more information, please visit the web site at www.austriamicrosystems.com.
A leader in multimedia technology for mobile devices, Hantro’s designs have been incorporated in over 100 million handsets worldwide with customers in the North American, EMEA and APAC markets. Provided as intellectual property and delivering optimal value and performance, Hantro’s portfolio includes hardware and software MPEG4, H.263, H.264/AVC and VC-1 video codecs, audio and still image codecs as well as integration platforms and application solutions. Uniquely positioned to deliver technology solutions for semiconductor and device manufacturers, Hantro enables IPTV, mobile TV, video sharing, camcorder, media player, video telephony and more. For further information please visit www.hantro.com