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
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:
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.