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VeriSilicon Announces Support for WebM on ZSP Digital Signal Processor Cores and SoC Platforms
May 19, 2010 (01:05 PM EDT)


Major Industry Leaders announced WebM an open web media project supporting VP8 video codec. VeriSilicon Adds WebM including VP8 to Software Portfolio Available on ZSP Cores and SoC Platforms

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and SHANGHAI, May 19 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- VeriSilicon today announced support for WebM including the VP8 video decoder on its licensable ZSP Digital Signal Processor Cores and SoC Platforms that will help its customers decode WebM content on ZSP based platforms. Optimized implementation of WebM on ZSP cores and SoC Platforms is now available for licensing from VeriSilicon.

VeriSilicon is a leading licensor of Digital Signal Processor cores and provider of custom silicon solution services. VeriSilicon's ZSP cores are widely used in various mobile and multimedia products throughout the world and are supported by a broad portfolio of optimized, field-proven software that are widely used in the voice, audio and video markets. ZSP cores and software have been successfully deployed in Digital TVs, Set-top Boxes, Mobile handsets, VoIP terminals, data modem cards, Blu-Ray DVD players, Home Theater Boxes and a range of other products that are all shipping in volume.

"With the surge in network connected devices, there is a lot of demand for high quality video content that is easily available on the web. We recognize WebM including VP8 as becoming widely adopted", said Wayne Dai, CEO of VeriSilicon. "Our licensable ZSP cores offer unique capabilities to efficiently support multiple audio, video and voice formats thus creating popular award winning SoC products. By proactively porting and optimizing standards like WebM on our ZSP cores and SoC Platforms, we ensure faster time to market and quality products for our customers."

"A key factor in the web's success is that its core technologies are open and freely implementable. Video is fundamental to the web experience, and developers and content publishers need an open video format option," said Mike Jazayeri, Group Product Manager at Google. "We are excited VeriSilicon is joining a broad coalition of industry leaders supporting the WebM project to bring a new era of open innovation in web video."

Optimized implementation of WebM software on ZSP cores is available for licensing from VeriSilicon. The deliverables include certified WebM including VP8 library packages with API documentation and example test harness to help with integration. In addition VeriSilicon also offers Design and Turnkey services to help customers develop quality products in record time.

About VeriSilicon

Founded in 2003, VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. ("VeriSilicon") is a fast growing IC (integrated circuit) design foundry providing custom solutions and SoC (System-on-A-chip) turnkey services. With four R&D centers in China (Shanghai & Beijing) and US (Santa Clara & Dallas), VeriSilicon's technology solutions combine licensable digital signal processing (ZSP(R)) cores, eDRAM, value-added mixed signal IP portfolio and other star IP into a SoC platform that extends below 65nm process technology. These platforms benefit a wide range of consumer electronics devices such as STB (set top box) and Home Gateway, MID (mobile internet device) and Cellular Phone, HDTV and Blu-ray DVD Player. VeriSilicon's design and manufacturing service provides differentiation based on specific customer requirement that ranges from initial SoC specification and application software, RTL and backend design implementation through silicon samples and volume production, utilizing multiple foundry partners, assembly and test companies in Asia and US. Having sales and customer support offices in Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan), North America (US) and Europe (France) enables VeriSilicon deliver its platforms and services to worldwide customers and at the same time support them locally. VeriSilicon's global customer base of market leading multinationals and fabless start-up companies benefit from shorter development cycles, reduced cost of ownership, and economies of scale. For more information, please visit http://www.verisilicon.com .

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     Email: press@verisilicon.com

SOURCE VeriSilicon