Imagination Technologies' video decoder cores to support On2 VP6 video format

Friday, January 8th, 2010
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On2 VP6 support to join wide range of codecs supported by Imagination’s multistandard video technologies

LAS VEGAS, USA — Imagination Technologies (LSE:IMG), a leading multimedia chip technologies company, and On2 Technologies (NYSE Amex: ONT), a leader in video compression technologies, are working together to enable Imagination Technologies to support decoding of On2 video formats, beginning with On2 VP6, which will be introduced into the POWERVR VXD family in early Q1 2010.

“On2 is clearly an industry leader in the compression and delivering of high-quality video over IP networks, with technologies that push the boundaries of video compression,” says Tony King-Smith, VP of Marketing at Imagination. “We are delighted to add On2 VP6 support to the already extensive range of codecs supported by our POWERVR video decode cores, enabling us to offer full support for all the video codecs used in Adobe Flash Player.”

“We are very pleased that Imagination, a leader in video decode technologies in the netbook, MID and media player markets, will be supporting On2 VP6,” says Matt Bryne, SVP Sales & Business Development at On2 Technologies. “Imagination’s adoption of On2 VP6 decoding technology will help drive the delivery of VP6 decoding in hardware chips. Imagination has a reputation for high-quality video cores and we are confident they will deliver a high-quality solution for On2 VP6 at resolutions up to full 1080 HD.”