The Shipments of Embedded Devices Other than Cellular Phones Also Exceed 3
TOKYO, Oct. 25 /CNW/ -- HI Corporation (Headquarters: Meguro-ku, Tokyo;
President and CEO: Kazuo Kawabata hereinafter "HI") (Jasdaq: 3846) announced
today that its 3D rendering engine MascotCapsule(R) reached 300 million
shipments (Note 1) worldwide in mobile devices such as cellular phones.
MascotCapsule has been widely adopted worldwide by being embedded into
the handsets of four of the top five overseas manufacturers. The engine was
shipped in a record number of embedded devices other than cellular phones,
such as home appliances like video camcorders, reaching 3 million devices as
of September 2007.
"We are very excited that our flagship product MascotCapsule has been
shipped in more than 300 million mobile devices. With HI and group businesses
uniting as one in the future, we pledge every effort to commit new
undertakings, such as cooperation with chip vendors as well as aggressively
promoting MascotCapsule for cellular phones and home appliances domestically
and overseas," said Kazuo Kawabata, HI's President and CEO.
(Note 1) It is confirmed that the units of 300 million shipments were
counted through the end of June 2007, including a part of shipments by
domestic carriers and manufacturers from July to September (the shipments
overseas and the other part of domestic carriers and manufacturers has not
been counted as of October 25th, 2007).
MascotCapsule is a registered trademark of HI Corporation in Japan.
MascotCapsule is an embedded 3D rendering engine that runs on a wide
variety of devices including cell phones and enables applications to execute
real-time 3D graphic processing. It is independent from the OS and users can
choose from six types (V1 - V4, nano released this spring, and the latest --
eruption) according to their hardware execution environment. It renders 3D
expressions that are far richer than 2D on a limited resource.
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