Allegro Licenses its H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High-Definition Video Encoding IP to one of the World's top 10 IC Vendors

    GRENOBLE, France, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - Allegro announces it has signed a
license agreement for its H.264/MPEG-4 AVC high-profile, high-definition
hardware video encoding IP
( with another of the
world's top 10 IC vendors. Allegro's H.264 encoding IP will be used in a
complex System-On-Chip (SOC) for high-volume consumer applications.
    Allegro's H.264 IP core
( is a real-time hardware
encoder targeting mobile phones, camcorders, set-top boxes, webcams and video
surveillance applications. The IP core uses Allegro's H.264 compression
algorithms originally designed for high quality broadcast applications.
Allegro's IP core can process images up to high-definition resolutions and can
encode several channels simultaneously.
    "We are extremely proud to have been selected by another leading IC
company. This demonstrates that Allegro's H.264 encoding IP not only provides
best-in-class video quality but is also perfectly optimized to fit the complex
memory bandwidth, latency and area requirements of consumer SOCs," points out
Pierre Marty, CEO of Allegro.
    Allegro's H.264 encoding IPs
( are also available for
H.264 baseline and main profiles in resolutions ranging from CIF to HD.

    About Allegro:

    Allegro is a leading provider of H.264/MPEG-4 AVC solutions, including
industry standard compliance test suites and real-time audio/video encoders
and transcoders. Allegro products have been chosen by more than 55 major IC
providers, OEMs and broadcasters.


For further information:

For further information: Jérome Blanc, Telephone number:
+33(0)4-76-42-66-85, E-mail:

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