Hantro powered HD Multimedia Chip targets Mobile Internet Devices.CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. -- Feb. 16, 2009 -
- On2 Technologies (NYSE Alternext US: ONT) announced today that it has licensed the Hantro(TM) 8190 hardware video decoder, 7280 hardware video encoder, and On2 VP6(R) software video decoder to Shanghai InfoTM, a subsidiary of Shuoying Digital Science & Technology (China) Co., Ltd. The Hantro hardware technologies will enable 1080p full high definition video playback of MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.263, H.264 and VC-1, along with 16Mpixel JPEG still images, and 720p real-time encoding of MPEG-4, H.263 and H.264 video. The highly optimized On2 VP6 software decoder adds playback support for Adobe(R) Flash(R) and Sun JavaFX(R) video. The dedicated multimedia chipset will utilize an ARM 11 CPU core and is targeted for MIDs and other consumer electronic devices.
Hantro hardware video codecs enable high performance video in low powered chipsets by offloading the computational complexity of encoding and decoding video from the CPU core. Characterized by highly efficient bus and silicon area utilization, the video codecs provide semiconductor manufacturers with an extremely cost effective solution. Hantro codecs enable video in devices ranging from mobile phones to high definition televisions. For more information please visit www.on2.com/on2embedded
On2 VP6 video combines compression efficiency with playback simplicity, and through its integration to Adobe Flash player and Sun JavaFX, is one of the webs most prolific web video formats. Chosen by many of the leading User Generated Content (UGC) sites, including Tudou and 56.com, On2 VP6 helps UGC video sites save on bandwidth without compromising video quality. For more information please visit www.on2.com/on2video
"We are extremely pleased to add Shanghai InfoTM to our growing list of licensees in China," says John Fargis, VP APAC sales, On2 Technologies. "This further strengthens our market leading position in the region for video codec solutions in silicon and in devices."
Shanghai InfoTM's chip is expected to tape-out during Q2, and their parent company, Shuoying Digital Science & Technology (China) Co., Ltd., is their primary customer. Shuoying Digital Science & Technology are a renowned OEM manufacturer of consumer multimedia electronics including digital video and digital still cameras, digital photo frames, GPS navigation devices and mobile phones. For more information please visit www.shuoying.com
"We are delivering a single chip for mobile multimedia devices, supporting high performance video, audio and 3D graphics," says Albert Lee, General manager, Shanghai InfoTM. "We chose the Hantro solution because the design offers the best balance in performance, silicon area and power consumption. The On2 VP6 decoder is a prerequisite for any internet capable multimedia device."About On2 Technologies
On2 (NYSE Alternext US: ONT) creates advanced video compression technologies for desktop and wireless. Powering the video in many of today's leading web and mobile applications and devices, On2's customers include: Nokia, Infineon, Sun Microsystems, Mediatek, Sony, Brightcove, Move Networks, Adobe and Skype. On2 Technologies is headquartered in Clifton Park, NY USA. For more information please visit www.on2.com