Sorenson Spark Video Decoder Licensed by Qualcomm for Mobile Video

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009
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Sorenson Spark, Internet’s Most Widely Used Video Decoder, to be Included in Qualcomm Chipsets

SAN DIEGO — Sorenson Media today announced that its Sorenson Spark video decoder has been licensed by Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) for chipsets targeted at the next generation of high-performance, low-power and multimedia-rich mobile phones, mobile computing devices, and other consumer products. The Sorenson Spark video codec will enable devices to play a wide variety of videos available on the Internet.

Sorenson Media’s Sorenson Spark decoder was the first codec used in Macromedia Flash, now Adobe Flash, today’s de facto standard for Web video. Sorenson Spark is the industry’s most ubiquitous video decoder and enables the playback of hundreds of millions of videos on the Internet. For example, YouTube, which is the single largest online video destination site today, utilizes Sorenson Spark.

“As mobile multimedia expectations continue to grow, we remain committed to offering our customers innovative solutions that enable a next-generation experience,” said Jason Bremner, senior director of product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “Sorenson Spark will enhance our product portfolio with comprehensive video capabilities, enriching the Internet video experience for mobile users.”

“One of the most productive features of these powerful new mobile multimedia form factors is their ability to take full advantage of Web video,” said Peter Csathy, CEO of Sorenson Media. “We are thrilled to be providing Qualcomm with Sorenson Spark to raise the bar for mobile multimedia possibilities and enjoyment.”