Fujitsu and Vivante today announced an agreement in principle to jointly develop a system LSI for embedded systems, such as mobile phones and other portable devices.
Vivante is a developer and provider of graphics processing units (GPUs) that process three-dimensional graphics for mobile phones and other mobile applications. Vivante's expertise is in design and development of 2D and 3D GPUs that feature high-speed graphic rendering performance while conserving power.
Under this agreement in principle, by combining Vivante's strengths in designing circuits for GPUs that feature high-speed 3D rendering capabilities and low power consumption, with Fujitsu's expertise in 65nm process technology.
The system LSI device for embedded systems will include Vivante's 3D GPU, which is compliant with the OpenGL ES 2.0 specificationand other various application program interfaces (APIs) for games developed using PCs and other various applications - for use on mobile devices.
The jointly-developed system LSI device is scheduled to be available in the second half of 2008 and will be sold by Fujitsu as one of its ASSPs and will be offered to Fujitsu's COT customers.