updated 10/11/2010 1:45:28 AM ET 2010-10-11T05:45:28

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 8, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vivante Corporation, a leading provider of consumer multimedia and computing IP, today announces that it has joined the recently announced TSMC Soft IP Program included in TSMC's Open Innovation Platform™. The program is designed to optimize power, performance and area trade-offs.

"Today Vivante is working with 40 semiconductor licensees and their OEM partners to rapidly launch high volume products based on the company's product proven GPU IP solutions across a wide range of consumer applications," said Wei-Jin Dai, President and CEO of Vivante. "Our customer requirements range from market leading graphics performance to cost driven mass market solutions with power consumption and rapid development time being a consistent requirement across our customer base. TSMC's Soft IP program will enable Vivante's customers to further extend the significant competitive advantages Vivante customers are offering to their OEMs in graphics performance, quality, battery life and time to market."

Vivante powered products are defining the new quality and performance benchmark for tablet computing, smart phones and home entertainment. As consumer products have become more connected with larger, higher quality displays, Vivante embedded GPU IP solutions have become a key differentiator for a wide range of semiconductor vendors and their OEMs by offering best in class quality, performance and power characteristics in a product proven solution with an established ecosystem.

"We welcome Vivante's customer base into our Soft IP program," said Dan Kochpatcharin, deputy director, IP Portfolio Marketing at TSMC. "TSMC and Vivante have synergies in the rapidly expanding consumer markets and this collaboration expands the advantages we are delivering today."

About Vivante Corporation

Vivante is a leader in licensable semiconductor IP for multimedia and GPGPU compute applications, providing best in class performance and power characteristics. Vivante's portfolio of GPU IP cores are designed into leading consumer electronics products across a range of consumer electronics platforms running thousands of graphics applications. Vivante's corporate headquarters are in Sunnyvale, California, with an R&D center in Shanghai, China. For more information, visit http://www.vivantecorp.com .

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