Press releases from April 2007


Aplix Solutions Reaches Distribution Agreement with Futuremark Corporation

April 23, 2007 - Pasi Virtanen


In Chinese (pdf)
In Japanese (pdf)

Aplix Solutions Reaches Distribution Agreement with Futuremark Corporation

To Provide Conformance Test Suite and Benchmark Software for OpenKODE®, OpenGL®ES, Open®VG and Other Futuremark Products in Japan and Asia Pacific



TOKYO, JAPAN – April 24, 2007 – Aplix Solutions, a joint venture company of Aplix Corporation (TSE: 3727) and Quattro Media Corporation, announced today that they have reached a distribution agreement with Futuremark Corporation, the leading provider of performance analysis software for handhelds and PCs, to provide a wide range of benchmarking software and services to operators and handset manufacturers in Japan and Asia Pacific.

As a contributing member of the Khronos™ Group for years and has previously developed benchmarks targeted to measure the performance of devices with software and hardware implementations of the OpenGL® ES, Open®VG and Java™ M3G, Futuremark is one of the few vendors engaged in developing products that support OpenGL® ES 2.0, and was selected by Khronos™ Group to develop the official conformance test suite for the OpenKODE® last December.

With this agreement, operators and handset manufacturers can now have a proper way to assure the compliance and quality of their products with OpenKODE® ,OpenGL®ES, and/or Open®VG APIs implementations by using Futuremark's "de-facto" benchmark software distributed through Aplix Solutions.

"The Agreement with Aplix Solutions, one of Aplix's subsidiaries, enables us to broaden our business opportunities in Japan and Asia Pacific," said Petri Talala, Vice President of Mobile Business Unit of Futuremark. "We have high expectations that Aplix Solutions will play a huge role in helping us fulfill our strategy in the Japanese and Asian market."

"I am delighted that we have signed the distribution agreement," added Masaaki Sekino, President of Aplix Solutions. "By working closely with Futuremark, a global leader of high performance benchmarking products, we can further assist our customers to develop and release high performance products into market in a timely manner."

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, SPMark and VGMark (with more than 30 million copies distributed worldwide) and value-added services powered by a database of over 13 million real life benchmarking results.
Maintains offices: Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland

About Aplix Solutions Inc.
Aplix Solutions Inc. is a joint venture company of Aplix Corporation and Quattro Media Corporation, established in February, 2007. The company focuses on providing wide variety of third-party middleware and applications for mobile phones by collaborating with global third-party companies.
Headquarters: Tokyo

About Aplix Corporation
Aplix Corporation is the global leader in deploying Java technology in mobile phones. Aplix was first established in 1986 and has been a Sun Java licensee since 1996. Aplix was publicly listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (Mothers) in 2003. On August 24, 2004 Aplix and the Taiwan based company iaSolution finalized the integration of the corporations.
Headquarters: Tokyo
Regional offices: San Francisco, Munich, Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, Yokosuka, and Okinawa
For more information, please visit: www.aplixcorp.com and www.iasolution.net

*Java and all other Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. *3DMark and PCMark Series, SPMark and VGMark are trademarks or registered trademarks of Futuremark Corporation. *OpenKODE®, OpenGS® and Khronos are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Khronos Group. *All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.

Company Contact:

Futuremark Corporation
Phone: +358 (0)20 759 8266
Petri Talala
Vice President of Mobile Business Unit
Email: petri.talala@futuremark.com



NexusChips Joins Futuremark’s Benchmark Development Program

April 17, 2007 - Pasi Virtanen


In Korean (pdf)

NexusChips Joins Futuremark’s Benchmark Development Program

Futuremark Benchmarks Help NexusChips Maximize the Performance of Their Mobile 2D and 3D Graphics Solutions



Espoo, Finland – April 17, 2007 – Futuremark Corporation, the industry leading provider of system performance analysis software and services for cell phones, handhelds and PCs today announced that NexusChips based in South Korea has joined its handheld benchmark development program and also has licensed Futuremark’s 3DMark®Mobile ES 2.0 and 3DMarkMobile ES 1.1 benchmarks.

"We’re pleased to welcome NexusChips to our handheld benchmark development program. NexusChips’ focus in development of advanced high performance / low power 3D graphic acceleration chips for mobile devices reflects how critical a role objective benchmarks play in their business today and how important it is for them to be able to test their future products and technologies as well" said Petri Talala, Futuremark's VP of Mobile Business. "Our handheld BDP and 3DMarkMobile benchmarks will provide accurate performance data at every stage of their development of 3D acceleration chips and 3D functions. These technologies are the enablers for truly enjoyable 3D games and media-rich applications in future cell phones."

NexusChips develops and sells GiPump chips. It is a high performance and low power 3D graphic acceleration chip for cellular and mobile instruments.

Futuremark’s solutions help the mobile industry companies to optimize handsets’ performance and to ensure that they can support the performance requirements of the next generation of games and media-rich applications. Futuremark’s leading products include VGMark™ 1.0, SimulationMark™ ES 2.0, 3DMark®Mobile ES 1.1, 3DMark®Mobile ES 2.0, SPMark®Java JSR 184, SPMark® for Symbian OS 9, as well as Futuremark’s world leading Handheld Benchmark Development Program.

"Strong growth in the mobile 3D gaming market requires graphics performance that compares to the user experience from computer applications and game consoles. Futuremark's Handheld Benchmark Development Program provides NexusChips objective performance results that illustrate that the world-class 3D graphics performance in our GiPump solution satisfies the rigid 3D graphics rendering experience for handheld devices," said Seuk Yoon Lee, Sr. Marketing Manager for NexusChips.

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, SPMark™ and VGMark ™ (with more than 30 million copies distributed worldwide) and value-added services powered by a database of over 13 million real life benchmarking results. Futuremark® maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com.

© 2007 Futuremark® Corporation. 3DMark®, PCMark®, SPMark™ and VGMark trademarks and logos, Futuremark® character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. Khronos is a trademark of the Khronos Group Inc. OpenGL is a registered trademark and the OpenGL ES logo is a trademark of Silicon Graphics Inc. used by permission by Khronos. All other trademarks are property of their respective companies.

Company Contact:

Futuremark Corporation
Phone: +358 (0)20 759 8266
Petri Talala
Vice President of Mobile Business Unit
Email: petri.talala@futuremark.com



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