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Mobile graphics and I/O chipmaker joins Consumer Electronics Linux Forum

Jan 27, 2004 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Silicon Motion has been accepted as a member of the Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF). The company makes embedded graphics and I/O chips for mobile multimedia devices, and says it will actively participate in defining key APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) for CE Linux audio, video, and graphics.

Silicon Motion says its work with CELF will focus on the following goals:

  • Enhancing video and graphics display functions such as: video overlay display, alpha blending, ZV port video input, and LCD/CRT display
  • Reducing power consumption with “ReduceOn” technology
  • Improving real-time responsiveness

Silicon Motion says its high-resolution graphics chips support multiple display and video layers under embedded Linux, on a wide range of CPUs, including Xscale, MIPS-licensed CPUs, Renesas SH4, and PowerPC. Its flagship SM501 multimedia companion chip targets high-resolution handhelds, wireless broadband terminals, LCD projectors, and other consumer devices, where it offers “low-power consumption without compromising multimedia quality or performance,” according to Silicon Motion.

CELF is an industry organization founded by leading consumer electronics manufacturers in July 2003. It discusses and formalizes requirements for extensions to Linux to meet the needs of CE products, and publishes such requirements, as well as accepting and evaluating open source solutions to meet the published requirements. CELF also promotes broad usage of Linux for CE products.

“CELF has the ability to drive standards and industry momentum around Linux within the CE industry — we are proud to be accepted,” said Michael Sanchez-Parodi, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Silicon Motion, Inc.

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