(Auszug aus der Pressemitteilung)
Saratoga, CA and Espoo, Finland – February 24, 2004 – Futuremark
software and services, today announced that Bitboys Oy, a provider of
mobile graphic solutions, is the newest member in Futuremark’s
Benchmark Development Program for Symbian based smartphones.
„We are delighted that Bitboys joined our Smartphone Benchmark
Development Program. They will greatly add value to the program that
consists of leaders of the mobile graphics industry and whose objective
is to provide customers with objective, certifiable performance
evaluations of their technology,“ said Tero Sarkkinen, Executive Vice
President of Sales and Marketing for Futuremark. „We hope and expect
that Bitboys will play a key role in the further development of
Futuremark’s suite of benchmarks aimed at mobile applications, which
will provide an excellent opportunity for Bitboys to showcase the
capabilities of its new Acceleon(tm) mobile graphics solutions.“
Announced in July 2003, Bitboys‘ Acceleon(tm) is a family of graphics
processors for embedded and mobile devices. Acceleon G10(tm), G20(tm),
and G30(tm) each provide a full host of features, enabling and
accelerating graphical content on mobile phones and other handheld
devices. Such content includes the entire visual user interface,
next-generation mobile games and interactive applications.
„Bitboys is keenly interested in helping advance the development of
meaningful performance benchmarks for mobile applications. These
efforts will promote industry integrity by offering mobile users a
reliable platform upon which to make informed choices“ said Petri
Nordlund, CTO of Bitboys.
Key industry partners, including ATI Technologies, Imagination
Technologies (PowerVR), Intel, Khronos Group, Neomagic, and NVIDIA,
have already joined Futuremark’s Smartphone Benchmark Development
Program, announced at CES in January this year.
Futuremark Corporation has completed the initial specification and has
now started the implementation of the new mobile platform benchmark. It
will measure the performance and power efficiency of Symbian based
smartphones and will include OpenGL ES API 3D game scenes, image
processing as well as native Symbian applications such as address book
and calendar. Symbian is software licensing company that develops and
licenses Symbian OS, the global open industry standard operating system
for advanced, data-enabled mobile phones.
The completed benchmark is scheduled for shipment during the second
quarter of this year. Smartphone Benchmark Development Program members
have access to all development versions of the benchmark. Upon launch,
the benchmark will become publicly available as a binary executable.