SUNNYVALE, Calif. - January 10, 2005 - Cradle Technologies, Inc. a fabless semiconductor company delivering high-performance and flexible multiprocessor DSP (MDSP) platform solutions for real-time video, audio and imaging applications, today announced that it has partnered with Barco-Silex, Barco's center of competence for micro-electronic design, providing System-on-Chip (SoC) and IP focused on image and video-processing markets. Barco Silex joins Cradle Technologies Application Partner (CTAP) program further demonstrating Cradle's commitment to extending its technology-leading multi-processor DSP (MDSP) products and support to customers developing leading-edge video products.
"Barco's renowned image and video processing capabilities provide flexible and integrated solutions with some of the finest picture quality," said Patrick Soheili, senior vice president of sales at Cradle Technologies. "Cradle's MDSP solutions deliver the industry's best price and performance processing solution for the development of complex video and imaging applications. Together, both companies will be able to provide customers with high-quality video products," said Soheili.
"As a leading design house committed to providing high-quality hardware, software and system design services, we understand the importance of strong partnerships to deliver complete and tailored designs for our customers. With its on-chip multiple DSP and RISC cores and its integrated IO processor, MDSP platform has the performance of multiple DSP's and IO devices at the cost of a single chip. Cradle's MDSP's, together with our expertise in image & video processing, provide an added value for our customers in many electronic markets such as surveillance, video conferencing, and multimedia." said Olivier Cantineau, Product Group Manager MultiMedia from Barco Silex.
Barco, an international company headquartered in Kortrijk, Belgium, provides visualization and display solutions for professional markets. Barco designs and develops solutions for large-screen visualization, display solutions for life-critical applications, and systems for visual inspection. Barco is active worldwide and has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco is quoted on Euronext Brussels and is a BEL 20 and a Next 150 company.
Barco Silex, Barco's center of competence for micro-electronic design, has acquired worldwide expertise in advanced image and video processing applications such as digital motion pictures, surveillance, aerospace, printing, industrial and consumer electronics. The unique combination of high-end competence in image and video coding (JPEG, JPEG-LS, JPEG2000, MPEG-4, ...) and custom design services (DSP/FPGA/ASIC/IP) provides the most optimal and tailored video processing implementations. For more information visit www.barcodesignservices.com
About Cradle Technologies
Cradle is a fabless semiconductor company providing the highest performance, most flexible multiprocessor DSP solutions for real-time video, audio and imaging applications. Cradle's multiprocessor DSP architecture innovation delivers high-performance scalable DSP processing with the flexibility, time-to-market and product differentiation benefits of processor-based programmable platforms. Coupled with a Rapid Development System and suite of IP software functions, Cradle provides OEMs with all the building blocks necessary to enable flexible yet high-performance DSP designs. Cradle's corporate headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. For more information about the company call 408-636-5000 or visit www.cradle.com.