Futuremark PC Benchmark Development Programs Expand With Compal Membership

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Saratoga, California – January 31, 2007 – Futuremark Corporation, the world’s leading provider of system performance analysis software and services for PCs, announced today that Taipei based Compal Electronic, Inc. (TAIEX: 2324) has joined both its PCMark BDP and 3DMark BDP. Compal, with reported 2006 revenue of over $9.4 billion US is the first Taiwanese notebook PC manufacturer to join into either of Futuremark’s industry lauded Benchmark Development Programs.


Futuremark’s PCMark and 3DMark Benchmark Development Programs (BDP) build partnerships with leading PC hardware and technology manufacturers, allowing them to participate in the specification and design of unbiased system performance tools. Futuremark provides BDP Members access to pre-production versions of benchmarks to elicit feedback from those Members. Current PCMark and 3DMark BDP Members are cooperating in the development of benchmarks for the upcoming Microsoft(r) Windows Vista(tm) operating system.

“We are honoured to welcome Compal to the ranks of the PCMark and 3DMark BDP Membership. Compal has a significant interest in the performance of their notebook products, as is evident by their recent release of gaming targeted systems. said Oliver Baltuch, Futuremark’s VP of Sales and Marketing, North America. Compal is already helping to enhance the performance benefits to all Notebook products resulting from their steady input to the BDP.”