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Chips&Media paving new road towards 8K with launch of Dual-CORE HEVC+H.264 combined codec IP

Seoul, Korea – February 18, 2018 -- Chips&Media, a leading video technology provider, announced WAVE541C, Dual-CORE HEVC+H.264 combined codec IP optimally architected for 8K resolution video based on WAVE521C. The new IP will empower edge devices to efficiently encode and decode 8K content, and through the introduction of WAVE541C, Chips&Media will bring 8K video to the products, which are far closer than ones would ever imagine before.

8K content first became available from live broadcasting of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, Russia World Cup, and plan to be followed by Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2020 where it will be transmitted in 8K. Television will not be the only medium where 8K content is available. Action Cams and mobile video recording devices (mobile phones and camcorders) started to include 8K recording as new functionality. This user-generated and televised content will be available to viewers via Video Hosting Services, as YouTube and Vimeo are upgrading their infrastructures for 8K content streaming. Along with video service, hardware displays such as televisions and VR headsets will be debuting in the market and expects to gain popularity at a fast pace. The emergence of the 5G network will also be the key contributing factor (trigger) for the wide deployment of applications which will be utilizing 8K content for its hyper-realism.

WAVE541C: Dual-CORE HEVC+H.264 combined codec; Encode and Decode capability of 8Kp60 content at 1GHz using 12nm or higher technology

About Chips&Media, Inc.

Chips&Media is the leader in the video hardware IP. Chips&Media’s extensive video IPs, including deep learning-based computer vision, video codec, computational photography, and image signal processing have orchestrated Chips&Media to transform itself as a total Video IP provider.

Chips&Media’s IPs were licensed by over 90 customers, who have acclaimed them for low power usage, high-performance, small-size, reliability, and market references, and these praised IPs range from legacy codecs to computer vision as follows:

Codecs: HEVC, H.264, VP9, AV1, AVS2, and other legacy codecs with resolution up to UHD (4K/8K) at 120 FPS

ISP/Computational Photography: Comprehensive and configurable ISP pipeline, Multi-exposure HDR, 3DNR, Lens Distortion Correction, Multi-instances support

Computer Vision: Deep learning-based object detection IP

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