Oulu, Finland – June 16th, 2003. - Hantro, the leading provider of multimedia solutions for mobile terminals, announced today that they have licensed their Multimedia Framework based Camcorder Engine to Quanta Computer Inc. for integration into ARM® 7 based handsets due for production later this year.
"The decision to choose Hantro as the technology provider for our mobile video applications was easy" says Mr Georges Boulloy, Senior Vice President - WBU Quanta Computer Inc. " their extremely processing efficient software based MPEG-4 / H.263 codecs enable us to deliver a high quality video application on ARM® 7 based devices, which can enrich our multimedia handset portfolio with more attractive cost structure."
"This licensing agreement with Quanta is a significant milestone for Hantro within the rapidly growing mobile phone ODM market. Also, it further strengthens Hantro's presence in Taiwan and the Asia-Pacific area. " says Mr Eero Kaikkonen, CEO of Hantro. "As the world's largest ODM manufacturer of notebook PC's, Quanta clearly has the capability to become a leading provider of cellular handsets, and we are proud to work as their partner."
Hantro provides its customers with video solutions for handheld devices. Hantro has both hardware and software based MPEG-4 and H.263 standards based video codecs that have been delivered to customers and are proven solutions. Hantro's product portfolio also includes video applications for video capturing, playback, messaging, streaming, and telephony. The company's products play a key role in the development of battery-operated video-capable end products like cellular phones, still cameras, PDAs, camcorders, PC cameras, and web pads. Hantro's investors are funds managed by CapMan, Startupfactory, Menire and Nexit Ventures.
Quanta Computer, Taiwan's largest notebook PC maker, designs and manufacturers notebook computers global brands such as Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Apple and Gateway. Quanta is also the largest notebook PC manufacturer worldwide in terms of the number of notebook PCs manufactured in 2002.