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VeriSilicon Announces Support for WebM on ZSP Digital Signal Processor 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 .

    Press Contact:

     Bill Wang
     Corporate VP of Business Development
     Tel:   +1-408-855-8560
     Email: press@verisilicon.com

SOURCE VeriSilicon

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