StarCore LLC

November 07, 2005 07:00 ET

Samsung Electronics Licenses StarCore Processors; Versatile DSP Technologies to Power Next-Generation Products

SEOUL, Korea & AUSTIN, Texas--(CCNMatthews - Nov 7, 2005) -

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. System LSI Division has licensed the StarCore SC1000 and SC2000 families of processor cores from StarCore LLC. Samsung plans to use StarCore processor technology in a variety of high-volume products, for applications ranging from communications to mobile multimedia.

"We evaluated several competing technologies and the StarCore processors emerged as the most suitable to enable our ambitious communication and multimedia roadmap," said Dr. Sung Bae Park, vice president, System LSI Division, Samsung Electronics. "StarCore SC2400's efficient handling of control code and its impressive performance in video encoding and decoding were decisive factors in the selection of a processor technology to be deployed in our products."

"Samsung's stature as an icon in wireless and consumer electronics marks another step toward establishing StarCore as an industry standard in these markets," said Alex Bedarida, general manager, StarCore LLC. "When Samsung commits to a technology, the industry takes notice and we anticipate that many companies will follow their lead."

StarCore's licensable processor cores are designed to efficiently execute both signal processing and control software and offer microcontroller-like code density and binary code compatibility. The scalability of the StarCore architecture across a broad range of performance levels gives system designers the option of using the same core in multiple applications, making it an excellent choice for low-cost, single-processor designs.

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2004 parent company sales of US$55.2 billion and net income of US$10.3 billion. Employing approximately 113,000 people in over 90 offices in 48 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest-growing brands, Samsung Electronics is the world's largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About StarCore LLC

StarCore LLC is a leader in the development of high-performance DSP architectures, processor cores and intellectual property building blocks for the communications and consumer electronics industries. For more information on StarCore LLC and its intellectual property and services, visit the company's website at http://www.starcore-dsp.com.

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