MtekVision and Scalado partner to provide exceptional image capturing features, zero shutterlag and faster image viewing on cameraphones
Seoul, Ottawa and Lund – 10 February, 2009 – MtekVision Co Ltd, a leading fabless semiconductor company, and Scalado AB, the leader in mobile imaging software solutions for fast and memory efficient image processing, have announced that a licensing agreement has been signed to create Scalado SpeedTagged JPEGs within MtekVision’s hardware and software platforms. Scalado and MtekVision will also be cooperating on the integration and promotion of Scalado SpeedTags Camera Solution, the SpeedView modules, CAPS SDK and other imaging modules.
This strategic partnership enables MtekVision and Scalado to offer this technology on MtekVision Mobile Multimedia Processors such as Maple, as well as giving its Camera Signal Processors (CSP) the ability to create and support Scalado’s patented SpeedTags. This will drastically reduce camera image capture times and remove the problem of shutter lag, whilst also enhancing photo album image viewing and image zooming on mobile devices using MtekVision´s processors and running Scalado´s technologies.
”Combining Scalado’s image technology with MtekVision´s advanced DSP technology creates a winning solution for both consumers and our customers. Consumers will experience fast image viewing, zooming and editing features on mobile phones that one normally only experiences on higher-end digital cameras.” explained Simon Morris CEO of MtekVision Canada Ltd (subsidiary of MtekVision).
“This deal will create one of the most complete and advanced DSP in the world offering ultimate imaging solutions to the mobile handset manufacturers,” said Fadi Abbas, Co-founder and VP Business Development and Partnerships at Scalado. “This is the unique phase of Scalado´s platform and chipset penetration program and strategy which simply means enabling our customers to have instant access to outstanding still imaging technologies and software on HW platforms, SW platforms and multimedia platforms giving them a much faster time to market.”
The product line that will be the first to benefit from the partnership will be MtekVision’s, Maple media processor product line which is currently used in some of the leading 5Mpixel and 8Mpixel camera phones. MtekVision and Scalado leverage both low power and cost-effective multimedia performance of Maple and Scalado’s SPMO and Zero Shutter Lag solution. This brings faster image browsing and viewing, as well as reliable continuous zooming to mobile customers.
About MtekVision Co. Ltd.
MtekVision Co. Ltd is a fabless semiconductor solution provider that develops and delivers innovative multimedia processing and image device IC solutions for mobile and portable devices. Since 1999 MtekVision has been delivering leading edge imaging and multimedia ICs for a range of mobile and portable devices including mobile phones and personal media players. MtekVision provides a one-stop solution in meeting customer's needs with System-on-Chip (SoC) design, software platforms, development tools, development boards, system solutions and comprehensive technical support. MtekVision has become Korea's largest fabless semiconductor company having shipped over 300 million chips and having its solutions adopted by over 700 end-products.
MtekVision Co. Ltd. is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, with sales offices in the US, Canada, People’s Republic of China and Denmark. In addition it owns controlling share of MtekVision Canada Ltd (MTC), based in Ottawa, Canada (www.mtekcanada.com). MTC develops and supports the advanced programmable Maple multimedia processor product family using its patented massively parallel SIMD Array Processor Unit. MtekVision Co Ltd web site is www.mtekvision.com and it is publicly traded on the Korean KOSDAX. MMP, CSP, CCP are MtekVision trademarks or registered trademarks of MtekVision Co. Ltd. All others mentioned herein are property of their respective owners.
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