Futuremark Corporation Begins Operations in China

March 12, 2009

Futuremark Corporation Begins Operations in China


New regional office to support local mobile, automotive and embedded industries


SHANGHAI, CHINA – MARCH 12, 2009 - Futuremark Corporation is formally opening its new office in Shanghai, China today with a celebration at the Finchi Innovation Center and Finnish Consulate. The office will provide regional support for existing customers in China as well as offering new customers a local resource to help with their mobile and embedded 3D systems needs.

"We’re seeing increasing customer demand from China and responding with the establishment of a new sales office in the region to complement our presence in Europe and North America," said Tero Sarkkinen, CEO of Futuremark. "We are excited to be working closely with our customers in China to provide the technology for advanced 3D graphical user interfaces for cell phones, cars and other embedded applications."

Futuremark's existing customers in the region include China's Ministry of Information Technology and LeadCoreTech, a world leader in conformance and performance standards for mobile and embedded 3D computing. The company will be looking for new customers for Kanzi, its recently announced graphics engine that allows manufacturers to add visually stunning 3D user interfaces to mobile phones, automotive display systems and other embedded devices.

About Futuremark Corporation
Futuremark serves the mobile and embedded industries with professional application performance analysis tools and workloads including 3DMark®Mobile for OpenGL ES 1.x and OpenGL ES 2.0, VGMark™ for OpenVG 1.x, and SPMark™ for Symbian, Windows Mobile, Linux and mobile Java. In addition, Futuremark licenses Kanzi™, a 3D graphics UI engine with integrated tool chain to mobile, embedded and automotive device makers. Futuremark maintains offices in Saratoga, California, Helsinki, Finland and Shanghai, China. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com

© 2009 Futuremark® Corporation. Kanzi, Mirada, 3DMark®, PCMark®, SPMark™ and VGMark™ trademarks and logos, Futuremark character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation.

Company Contacts
North America:
Oliver Baltuch, President, Futuremark Inc.
Phone: +1 408 517 0910 (PST)
Email: oliver.baltuch@futuremark.com

Europe and Asia:
Tero Sarkkinen, CEO, Futuremark Corporation
Phone +358-40-5577887
Email: tero@futuremark.com

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