ThinkNavi Picks RMI Alchemy Au1250 Processor for ThinkNavi T7 DVB-T Portable Navigation and Mobile TV Media Player

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Alchemy Au1250 Media Processor powers Navigation-based Portable Media Player for ThinkNavi’s European Market Entry

CUPERTINO, Calif. and TAIPEI, Taiwan — RMI Corporation, a leading provider of High Performance Processor Solutions for Communications Infrastructure, Enterprise and Media Rich Applications, today announced that Thinkware, a leader in the personal and portable navigation industry, has selected the RMI Alchemy™ Au1250™ Processor for its ThinkNavi T7, a DVB-T based Portable Media Player for the European Market.

The ThinkNavi T7 is a 7-inch personal navigation device running a 500MHz RMI® Alchemy™ Au1250 Processor. The device operates on WinCE 5.0 and comes with a complete European map for navigation, DVB-T, picture-in-picture (PIP) capabilities and AV-in for rear camera viewing (safe parking and rear drive). The T7 also comes with complete media capability, including the support of all common audio and video formats as well as E-Book functionality.

“The integrated MPEG-2 video support provided by the Au1250 Media Processor enables a cost effective DVB-T-based mobile TV solution with excellent navigation performance. We have worked with the RMI Alchemy team on many of our successful PND product lines, and are pleased with the performance, low power and integration that RMI provides. We are confident that the T7 will help us execute our growth strategy across Europe.” said Konan Kim, CTO and vice president, Thinkware.

“Thinkware is expanding its leadership in multifunction navigation products by bringing media and mobile TV to the European PND market. We are very happy to be working with an innovator such as ThinkWare in this important growth area,” says Rob Oliver, director, Media Processing Solutions at RMI.

The RMI Alchemy Au1200™ Processor Family addresses the needs of consumer media 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, Personal Navigation Devices (PND) and MobileTV. The RMI Alchemy product line provides system designers an easy-to-use, simple solution to create full-featured consumer solutions with greatly reduced design cycle times.