Digital Cube Selects RMI's 700MHz RMI Alchemy Au1250 Processor for Its Latest Offerings

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Digital Cube’s i-Station U43 and T7 Based on RMI’s High-Performance, Power-Optimized Processor Solution Extends Digital Cube’s Market Leadership

LAS VEGAS — RMI Corporation™, a leading supplier of Processor Based Solutions for networking, communications and consumer applications, today announced that Digital Cube, the largest provider of full-featured portable media solutions in the world, has selected the 700MHz RMI Alchemy™ Au1250 Processor for its latest offerings – the iStation U43 and the iStation T7.

The iStation U43 and T7 are multi-function Portable Media Players (PMPs) based on the WinCE 5.0 operating system, each with the option of either a 30GB/60GB hard drive. The media players contain navigation functions (GPS), audio and video playback as well as photo viewing and MobileTV capabilities. The iStation U43 has a 4.3-inch digital TFT-LCD touch panel and the T7 has a 7-inch digital TFT-LCD touch screen. Both offerings from Digital Cube contain full support for all relevant video and audio standards. The iStation U43 and the T7 both utilize the RMI Alchemy Au1250™ Processor enabling highly integrated solutions with world class video and CPU processing capabilities – bringing the most Available MIPS in the industry.

“We are proud to continue being associated with the RMI Alchemy Processor,” said Mr. Kyung R. Kim, director of marketing department, Digital Cube. “We have based our media solutions on the Au1200 Processor Family since 2004 and the latest offering of the Au1250 brings pin and software compatibility making our product transition very simple.”

The RMI Alchemy Au1250™ Processor is in full-production and offers a variety of performance levels ranging from 400 MHz to 700 MHz, depending on the application. RMI’s new 700MHz offering, an increase of 17% in performance, allows customers and developers increased capabilities including faster re-draw speeds for navigation devices as well as increased browser speed for Wi-Fi enabled products.

“I am very proud of RMI’s relationship with a leader such as Digital Cube,” said Mike Wodopian, vice president and general manager, Alchemy Solutions at RMI. “Their success in the full-featured PMP/PND market over the last few years has been driven by their innovation, vision and creativity. Now their latest offerings bring advanced connectivity and e-learning features to their Navigation and MobileTV product lines. Digital Cube takes full advantage of the 700 MHz performance and power-optimization that the Alchemy Au1250 processor makes available.”

RMI’s Alchemy Solutions include the Au1200 Processor Family and the Au1550 Processor Family to meet the needs of consumer and communications applications by offering a high-performance, low-power processor capable of delivering a rich multi-media experience to end users under a 1/2 watt (450mW). The Au1200 Processor Family consists of the Au1200, the Au1210 and the Au1250, media processors targeted for full-featured Portable Media Players (PMP), Personal Navigation Devices (PND) and MobileTV. The Au1550 Processor Family offers network processing capabilities with a versatile high-performance, low-power, highly integrated network System-on-a-Chip (SoC) designed for wired and wireless applications. The RMI Alchemy product line provides system designers an easy-to-use, simple solution to create full-featured consumer and communications solutions with greatly reduced design cycle times.