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Infineon and videantis announce 65nm platform verification with multi-standard video processing solution


Joint News Release of Infineon and videantis

Munich, Hanover, Germany – January 24, 2007 -- Infineon Technologies AG and videantis GmbH have successfully realized multi-standard video processing solutions in the most advanced high-performance 65nm low-power CMOS technology. Infineon developed the 65nm process technology in the leading 65/45nm development alliance consisting of IBM, Chartered, Infineon, and Samsung. The IC (Integrated Circuit) was produced with Chartered Semiconductor in Singapore.

The chip was developed by videantis and is especially designed for mobile multimedia applications. The IC is based on multiple cores of the v-MP2000M multi-standard video engine. Due to its full programmability, the video architecture features video compression and decompression, e.g., H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, WMV9/VC-1, and MPEG-2, transcoding, and video enhancement functionality like scaling and blending. With an area less than 1mm˛ and supporting operating frequencies of 300MHz and beyond, this video engine is ideally suited for a wide range of products, e.g. from design-to-cost optimized mobile phones up to high definition television applications.

The successful project between the two companies again demonstrates the outstanding capabilities of Infineon’s 65nm power efficient process technology allowing the realisation of H.264 Base Line Profile decoding at D1 resolution on a single v-MP2000M core with unprecedented 15mW.

The videantis video processor is a further proof that Infineon’s 65nm platform technology combines excellent chip performance for most advanced applications at very low power consumption with a design system fostering first-time-right realizations.

About videantis

videantis GmbH, Hannover, Germany, is a leading chip, silicon IP, and software solutions provider for mobile, home, and custom multimedia applications. videantis combines the expertise of an application-adapted, yet fully programmable architecture, an extensive portfolio of optimized applications, and system-on-chip integration services to offer comprehensive one-stop video solutions. Based on its application-optimized processor platform family, videantis licenses multi-standard capable video IP solutions for the most advanced video coding standards, including H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, H.263, DivX, WMV9/VC-1, and MPEG-2, and video enhancement. As a fast-growing company, videantis continues to extend its technical expertise with further build-up of personnel. For more information about videantis, please visit

About Infineon

Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society including energy efficiency, mobility and security. In fiscal year 2006 (ending September), the company achieved sales of Euro 7.9 billion (including Qimonda sales of Euro 3.8 billion) with approximately 42,000 employees worldwide (including approximately 12,000 Qimonda employees). With a global presence, Infineon operates through its subsidiaries in the US from San Jose, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore, and in Japan from Tokyo. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX). Further information is available at

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