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Dream Chip Technologies and Chips&Media partner to provide Premium Ultra HD (4k) video experience

Hannover, Germany & Seoul, Korea – February 25th, 2015 - Dream Chip Technologies GmbH (DCT), the largest independent German Chip Design Service company, and Chips&Media Inc., a leading provider of video IP cores, are pleased to announce their new partnership. DCT combines its competencies in ASIC/FPGA design, system design, and embedded software with Chips&Media's Ultra HD (4k) video technology. DCT will represent Chips&Media’s industry’s leading video cores in Europe offering high-performance video encoder and decoder for 4k resolution to a wide range of key markets from now on. “With Dream Chip Technologies we’ve got a very competent ASIC and system design house partner in Europe to provide locally technology support in hardware and software design to our customers. This will strengthen our position to provide high-end HEVC (H.265) 4k video decoder and encoder IP cores for all application markets with the possibility to offer local support and design services”, said Steve Kim, CEO at Chips&Media Inc. “HEVC also known as H.265 is the de-facto standard for 4k ultra high definition video and TV. The multi-standard support, as well as the outstanding performance based on a world-leading frame buffer compression for significant memory bandwidth saving technology, gives us excellent advantages in the target markets”, said Peter Schaper, CEO of Dream Chip Technologies. “The Chips & Media HEVC video codecs are the perfect matches to our Image Signal Processing pipeline (ISP) and our HDMI and MHL IP cores. We are now able to offer complete multimedia centric SoC developments to our customers as well as IP licensing and local support for almost any video and imaging R&D project in Europe.” Chips&Media’s BODA™ video cores decode multiple formats including HEVC (H.265), VP9, H.264, VC-1, H.263, DivX, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, AVS, RealVideo, and Sorenson Spark with optimal support in resolutions from D1 through to Ultra HD (4k). The CODA™ cores are multi-standard video engines and provide a full range of encoding and decoding capabilities with support for simultaneous multiple channels or formats, suited to mobile phones, digital camcorders, video conferencing, and video surveillance. At the Embedded World in Nuremberg (February 24th-26th, 2015) Dream Chip Technologies has a booth in hall 5 (No. 5-171). DCT will be also present at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (March 2nd -5th, 2015).

About Chips&Media

Chips&Media is a leading video IP provider based in Seoul, Korea (Republic of). Its advanced ultra-low power and high-performance video technology has been chosen by more than 70 top-tiers based in the US, Europe, Korea, Taiwan, China, and Japan and has proven in silicon reaching 260 million units. For more information, please visit the company’s web site at

About Dream Chip Technologies

Dream Chip Technologies GmbH (DCT) is the largest independent German Design Service company specialized in the development of ASICs, FPGAs, boards, embedded software, and systems. Companies from different industrial sectors worldwide rely on DCT's expertise and outstanding engineering skills. It is DCT’s mission to bridge this gap between demand and offer by supporting their customers with sophisticated technology, thus enabling them to launch new products without neglecting its core business. This strategy ensures business stability and steady growth through product innovations simultaneously. DCT has both outstanding engineering knowledge as well as many years of experience in the development of consumer and industrial-focused semiconductors. DCT's headquarters are located in Northern Germany near Hanover. For more information, please visit the company’s web site at:


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