7/24/2003 - Oak Technology, Inc., (Nasdaq: OAKT) a leading provider of embedded solutions for the digital imaging and digital home entertainment markets and Accelerated Technology, the embedded systems division of Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT), announced that Oak's Quatro system-on-a-chip (SOC) reference designs support Accelerated Technology's Nucleus PLUS real-time kernel.
Quatro is Oak's scalable, extensible architecture for constructing programmable SOCs targeted at personal imaging and printing appliances including multi-function peripherals (MFPs), direct-connect photo printers and Internet appliance printers, and any imaging or printing appliance that involves non-PC functionality. Built around industry-standard ARM CPU cores and Oak's own imaging DSP core, the Quatro family of SOCs provide original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a fully programmable, highly integrated platform for designing full-featured controllers. Oak's Quatro SOC reference designs, consisting of both reference firmware and a reference controller board, are designed to help OEMs to achieve significant time-to-market advantage.
Oak selected Nucleus PLUS as a supported operating system for its Quatro SOC reference designs because it is a royalty-free, mature, robust, and compact operating system. Accelerated Technology provides strong technical support for the ARM family of CPU cores and offers full-featured optional network packages.
Robert Day, director of marketing for Accelerated Technology commented, "We are pleased to further penetrate the printer and MFP markets by being one of Oak's key technology providers for Quatro, leading SOC solution in these segments."
Neil Epstein, director of product marketing for Oak Technology's Imaging Group, said, "Working with Accelerated Technology enables Oak to offer proven operating system technology in our Quatro SOC reference designs while allowing our internal engineering team to remain focused on other unique value-add features."
For more information on Oak Technology's Quatro SOC solutions, please visit www.oaktech.com or contact an Imaging Group sales representative at 781-638-7500. For more information on Accelerated Technology's Nucleus RTOS, please visit www.acceleratedtechnology.com or e-mail email@example.com.
About Oak Technology
Oak Technology, Inc., a leading provider of solutions for the manipulation and distribution of digital content, is committed to driving the emerging world of connected consumer appliances. The company's fully integrated products and technologies target two key markets: digital imaging (advanced copiers, printers, faxes, scanners and MFPs) and digital home entertainment (digital TV, HDTV and PVRs).
Oak Technology's Imaging Group, based in Woburn, MA, is a leading provider of software, imaging processors and system-on-a-chip solutions to the world's top printer OEMs including Canon, Hewlett-Packard, Okidata, Ricoh, Sharp, Toshiba TEC and Xerox. Oak Technology supplies technology to more than 40 OEMs worldwide, collectively representing 80 percent of the printing peripheral market. Oak's imaging products include IPS(tm) (Integrated Print System) page description language emulations (PCL, PostScript and PDF); imaging compression /decompression (iCODEC(tm)) processors for digital imaging; and Imaging Digital Signal Processors (iDSP(tm)). Oak's complete system controller solutions for the personal imaging and printing markets include the OTI-4110 and OTI-4100 embedded programmable system-on-a-chip solutions based on its Quatro architecture.
Oak Technology is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA and the company trades on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange under the symbol OAKT. Additional information about Oak and its digital solutions can be found at www.oaktech.com.
About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world's most successful electronics and semiconductor companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months of about $600 million and employs approximately 3,500 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777; Silicon Valley headquarters are located at 1001 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, California 95131-2314. World Wide Web site: www.mentor.com.
About Accelerated Technology
Accelerated Technology, the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics Corporation, is located in Mobile, Alabama with sales offices and distributors worldwide. By providing embedded systems developers with a focus on service, well-documented source code and industry leading non-royalty based Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) software, AT's RTOS software shortens time-to-market and provides a complete solution for engineers.
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