Chips&Media, Inc.

Chips&Media is a global IP provider focusing on multimedia IP and is headquartered in Seoul, S. Korea. 


Chips&Media has been recognized as a leader in video codec IP. The recent introduction of new video IPs, including deep learning-based computer vision, computational photography and image signal processing are transforming Chips&Media as a total video IP provider.

 

Company Highlights

More than a decade of experience in advanced HW IPs

2020

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2018

​2020

  • FEB: Pre-released multi-standard HW IP targeting 4K ultra-high-definition, including AV1 standard supporting 4Kp60 at 450MHz - WAVE517

  • APR: Released a deep learning-based super-resolution HW IP, c.WAVE120

2019

  • FEB: Released 8K UHD HEVC & H.264 @60fps Dual Video Codec IP - WAVE541C

  • OCT: Released the World's first commercial AV1 HW decoder IP - WAVE510A

2018

  • MAY: Launched deep learning-based object detection HW IP - c.WAVE100

  • JUN: Released UHD HEVC & H.264 @60fps supporting video codec IP - WAVE521C

2017

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2015

2017

  • JAN:  Launched 2MP ISP IP, CARPO,  by co-partnering with BTree

  • APR: Launched 5MP ISP IP - LEDAby co-partnering with BTree

  • JUN: Released HDR Computational Photography IP - NIXby co-partnering with BTree 

  • JUL: Released UHD HEVC @60fps video encoder IP - WAVE520

  • SEPT: Released Window Motion Adaptive 3DNR CP IP - Hydraby co-partnering with BTree

  • DEC: Released Lens Distortion Correction IP - KERBEROSby co-partnering with BTree 

2016

  • JAN: Issued 100% free shareholder allocation

  • MAY:

    • ​Released HEVC @60fps video decoder IP - WAVE510

    • Released ultra-small size HEVC video codec IP - WAVE420L   

  • JUL: Released UHD HEVC & VP9 @60fps video decoder IP - WAVE512

  • SEPT: Released UHD HEVC, VP9 & AVS2 @60fps video encoder IP - WAVE515

2015

  • MAY: Released lossy compression IP - cFrame30

  • AUG: Listed in KOSDAQ (Korea Securities Dealers Automated Quotation)

  • SEPT: Released HEVC and VP9 supporting multi-standard decoder IP - WAVE512

  • NOV

    • Certified as a leisure-friendly company by Korea Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism​​​

    • Released cost-effective, HEVC supporting multi-standard codec IP - CODA7Q

2014

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2012

2014

  • APR: Released HEVC UHD (4K) 4:2:0 10-bit decoder IP - WAVE410

  • JUN: Chips&Media IPs were shipped in more than 200 million units by its licensees

  • DEC: Released HEVC UHD (4K) 4:2:0 10-bit codec IP - WAVE420

2013

  • OCT: Listed in KONEX (Korea New Exchange)

2012

  • JUN: Established US office in San Jose, CA

  • OCT: Established Japan office in Tokyo

2011

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2009

2011

  • MAR: Established Taiwan office in Hsinchu 

2010

  • JUN: Extends strategic partnership with Freescale

2009

  • MAR: Established China office in Shanghai

  • JUN: First HDTV SoC with Chips&Media's IP shipped by DTV SoC manufacturer

  • JUL: Joined ARM Connected Community

  • SEPT: Released full HD encoder IP - CODA8550

  • DEC: Chips&Media IPs were shipped in more than 20 million units by its licensees

2008 

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2006

2008

  • APR: Spun off SoC Business Unit

  • JUL: Released AVS decoder HW IP - BODA7503 

  • SEPT: Licensed multi-core decoder to Japan-based company

 

2007

  • JAN: Received ISO9001 certification 

  • SEPT: Awarded bronze medal for Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Korea  2007

  • DEC: Released the world's first HW RealVideo decoder IP 

2006

  • JAN: Released multi-standard video codec IP "PRISM" supporting VC-1 up to D1 

  • JUL: Signed contract with GCT semiconductor to supply video IP 

  • DEC: Licensed HD resolution multi-standard video codec IP

2005

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2003

2005

  • JUL:

    • Released multi-standard video codec IP, H.264 supporting up to D1 resolution ​

    • Signed contract with Freescale semiconductor 

  • OCT: Licensed multi-standard video codecs to global companies 

2004

  • SEPT: Signed contract with Mtek Vision to license MPEG-4 IP 

2003

  • MAR: Chips&Media established

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