Futuremark will work with Texas Instruments for its handheld benchmark development program.
"Texas Instruments is the world's leading supplier of silicon for the mobile phone industry; their membership in our Smartphone Benchmark Development Program is a compelling endorsement of Futuremark and of our benchmarks," said Tero Sarkkinen, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Futuremark. "TI will be helping us define and develop industry standard performance measurement tools, the end goal being unbiased high-quality benchmarks that represent tomorrow's workloads, today," Sarkkinen added.
Futuremark has created industry's standard mobile platform test suites that enable all companies in the value chain to properly validate their products' and technologies' performance. 3DMarkMobile06 is the OpenGL ES 1.0 and 1.1 graphics performance gauge. SPMarkJava06 is an extensive Mobile Java MIDP 2.0 and JSR184/M3G performance measurement tool.
In addition, TI is licensing source codes for Futuremark's 3DMarkMobile06, SPMarkJava06 and SPMark04 products.