|Alma Technologies to integrate Scalado SpeedTags™ technology in its JPEG products|
Lund and Athens, 14 October 2008 −
Scalado, the leader in mobile imaging software solutions, and Alma Technologies the leading IP provider in image and video compression IP cores,
has today announced details of the first JPEG compression IP core supporting Scalado SpeedTags™ technology.
By further enhancing the fastest JPEG core in the market with Scalado's technology, Alma Technologies will now be able to provide efficient
handling of multi-megapixel compressed images in all its future ASIC and FPGAs SoC designs.
The resulting increased performance and data handling capabilities will improve the visual experience of viewing images for the user and will
enable unique differentiation opportunities on any mobile device. This is made possible due to the fact that the compressed files
that are produced by Alma Technologies' cores, will now be compatible with Scalado's CAPS™ imaging suite which is focused on providing enhanced
functionality to camera equipped mobile devices such as camera phones and PDAs.
«The partnership with Alma is a strong initiative from Scalado
in order to offer our customers improved and faster TTM»
Said, Fadi Abbas, Vice President Business Development
at Scalado. «Combined with the new Camera Engine technology
from Scalado, once more users win enhanced performance and
superior and unique user experience»
«By combining SpeedTags™ and the efficiency of our JPEG
cores, with the benefits of Scalado's leading image technologies,
we will be able to respond to some of the most critical design
challenges set by the constantly increasing resolution sizes
and megapixels of images» said Nikos Zervas, CEO for
About Alma Technologies
Alma Technologies S.A. is a private held company based in Athens, Greece, founded in 2001.
Alma Technologies develops high quality virtual hardware components (soft Silicon IP Cores) for image and video compression and processing.
Scalado is a Swedish imaging software development company that focuses on the mobile industry. It provides mobile imaging software solutions
that are powerful, scalable and modular for any camera phone. Its mission is to enable the best imaging experience on mobile phones - bringing
higher usability for end-users and cutting hardware costs for device manufacturers. With unique and patented software technologies, it is solving
critical performance issues using less memory and CPU requirements. Scalado CAPS is the leading imaging solution for camera phones, embedded
in 200 million devices.
Founded in 2000, Scalado has its head office in IDEON Research Park in Lund, Sweden. The company's principal shareholders are venture capitalists
Northcap Partners, Industrifonden, and Teknoseed as well as company's founders. For more information, www.scalado.com.
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