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DMP Joins Futuremark's Handheld Benchmark Development Program

September 13, 2005 - -


DMP Joins Futuremark's Handheld Benchmark Development Program


3D graphics provider also licenses Futuremark source code



Saratoga, CA and Tokyo, Japan – September 13, 2005 - Futuremark Corporation, a leading provider of performance-analysis software and services, announced today that Tokyo-based Digital Media Professionals Inc. (DMP) is joining its handheld benchmark development program. In addition, DMP is licensing source codes for Futuremark's SPMark04 3D graphics test and forthcoming OpenGL ES benchmark suite.
"We are delighted to welcome DMP as a development partner," said Tero Sarkkinen, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Futuremark. "DMP develops sophisticated real-time 3D graphics solutions; their participation proves the global reach of our benchmarks that have become de-facto industry standards," Sarkkinen added.
DMP has developed an advanced 3D graphics architecture featuring company's unique Maestro technologies which enable workstation class quality graphics in embedded devices. DMP's scalable and OpenGL ES compliant solutions will support everything from amusement to handheld devices.
Futuremark Corporation has created the industry's first publicly available OpenGL ES 3D graphics test as part of the SPMark04 benchmark suite. The neutral performance test enables the industry to do objective cross-platform comparisons. In addition, Futuremark is currently working on next generation OpenGL ES and mobile Java performance benchmarks.
"We are committed to delivering the best possible graphics solutions to our customers, who in turn can offer the best user experience," said Tatsuo Yamamoto, President and CEO of DMP. "Futuremark's advanced graphics tests and independent benchmarks provide the credibility to performance measurement that our customers require" Yamamoto added.

About DMP
Digital Media Professionals Inc. (DMP) is the world-class leader bringing 3-D graphics solutions to market from Japan since its founding in 2002, and is currently developing graphics IP core based on DMP's cutting edge 3-D graphics technology DMP Maestro Technology. (Headquarters at: 1-15-5 Naka-cho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo; Capital: 1.18 billion JPY; President & C.E.O.: Tatsuo Yamamoto; http://www.dmprof.com/)
DMP's entry model PICA processor is attracting attention from leading manufacturers in Asia as a graphics IP core that can be used to meet the demands of the 21st-century digital consumer market—mobile phones, game devices, navigation systems, amusement machines such as arcade games, and embedded home appliances.

About Futuremark® Corporation
Futuremark® Corporation is the leading provider of performance analysis software and services for PCs and smartphones. Futuremark® is known around the world for its benchmark products, including the 3DMark® and PCMark® Series and SPMark™ (with more than 30 million copies distributed worldwide) and value-added services powered by a database of over 12 million real life benchmarking results. Futuremark® maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com.
© 2005 Futuremark® Corporation, 3DMark®, PCMark® and SPMark™ trademarks and logos, Futuremark® character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective companies.

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Futuremark Corporation
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Mr. Tero Sarkkinen
Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Email: tero@futuremark.com
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