Tao Links With Imagination

Tao Group and Imagination Technologies announce collaboration enabling highly efficient multi-function consumer devices

December 5, 2002

1 Min Read

READING and KINGS LANGLEY, U.K. -- Tao Group andImagination Technologies today publicly announced their partnership thatcombines Tao's intentR universal media software platform with ImaginationTechnologies META multi-threaded processor cores. This will enablemulti-function system-on-chip (SoC) solutions, driving highly integrated,cost effective consumer products.The customers of both companies will experience the full benefits of thiscollaboration in the following ways. Tao's intent gives access to anunrivalled breadth of multimedia and application execution features, suchas audio, video, media plug-ins and Java technology. The multi-threadedMETA supports both high performance DSP and general-purpose instructionsets, and a patented hardware control system that ensures real-timeresponse, even in systems where there is a requirement for concurrentmultimedia, communications and general-purpose activities.The unique acceleration and integration benefits from the combination ofMETA and intent provides solutions for the complete range of embeddedconsumer applications. Initial focus is on DAB (Digital Audio Broadcast),STB, iDTV and Mobile/PDA environments.Francis Charig, Chairman and CEO of Tao Group commented: "There are so manysimilarities in the technology philosophies and commercial focus of our twocompanies. The META architecture, like intent, offers its customers atruly scalable and flexible solution. Our collaboration brings togetherfirst-class hardware and software to create the perfect multimedia matchfor a broad range of client devices."Imagination Technologies Group plc Tao Group Ltd.

Subscribe and receive the latest news from the industry.
Join 62,000+ members. Yes it's completely free.

You May Also Like