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Posted on 11-May-2000 09:55 GMT by Christian Kemp8 comments
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Teemu I. Yliselä writes: Tao Group has announced that the Japanese Weblogic Corporation will be developing a custom VHDL module specifically for accelerating Intent's 2D performance. Intent is Tao's advanced multimedia toolkit used also in Ami. Read more below.
VHDL IP Module specifically targeting Tao’s graphical libraries.

Reading, UK, May 10th 2000 -- Tao Group and Tokyo based Weblogic Corporation, a leading Mobile Group Messaging Service Developer for Internet enabled cellular phones and LSI design specialist, today announced an alliance to develop a custom VHDL module providing hardware 2D acceleration for the intent(TM) Media System.

Today’s announcement highlights Tao’s ability to provide the next generation of mobile network-enabled devices with true multi-media capability.

The partnership will be licensing this technology and LSI IP to manufacturers incorporating Tao’s advanced graphics technologies in the new generation of consumer network appliances.

Y. Kawashima, President of WebLogic Corporation stated: "Even in software alone, WebLogic recognizes that Tao’s leading edge graphics solution is acknowledged as the performance leader worldwide. This technology is clearly vital for next generation, mobile network-enabled emerging applications. WebLogic’s goal to work with Tao on hardware acceleration is to provide the best cost effective and power saving turnkey solutions in the network appliance market which will enable this remarkable technology to reach an even higher performance."

Francis Charig, Chairman of Tao Group said: "By working with WebLogic, we can offer a more powerful multimedia solution, while allowing the manufacturers to use an even cheaper, less power hungry CPU by off-loading graphics functions to WebLogic’s accelerator. Weblogic has great expertise in hardware design, mobile products and some world-class alliances in China and the US upon which Tao can heavily leverage. The fact that silicon providers want to embed hardware support for our libraries in their silicon is evidence that our software has emerged as a de facto standard to be reckoned with."

Notes to Editors:

About Tao The Tao Group is an intellectual property generator and software company specializing in technologies for home and mobile networks. Incorporated in 1992, the Company provides leading edge products for the emerging markets of intelligent consumer devices. The company's philosophy is based on providing powerful frameworks for use right across the range of networked appliances from smart phones to digital television, into which Tao's clients can build in their own branding and incorporate their own added value. Tao's clients include blue chip technology corporations in the United States, Japan and Europe, and its intent toolkit is the applications foundation layer for the New Amiga. Motorola and Sony are investors in Tao Group. Tao is headquartered in Reading, United Kingdom, with offices in Japan and the US, and its staff includes more than fifty world-class software engineers. Tao is a Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 Winner and has won a series of innovation awards for its operating system and Java(TM) based engine.

For more information please see the Tao Group homepage.

About Web Logic

WebLogic Corporation is a Tokyo based technology company specializing in IP development, hardware design, system implementation and service development dedicated to the emerging mobile network market such as network enabled mobile phones and network appliances.

For more information, please see the Weblogic homepage. Contact: y.kawashima@weblogic.co.jp

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