SciTech, Trolltech Target Embedded Linux with Graphics Acceleration

9/9/2003 - SciTech Software, Inc. announced a collaboration with Trolltech AS to provide desktop quality 2D graphics acceleration and incredible chip level compatibility for embedded Linux developers. As part of the announcement, SciTech has released SNAP Graphics IES for Qt/Embedded, Trolltech's embedded Linux GUI toolkit. Additionally, Trolltech now provides built-in support for SciTech SNAP. From this release, Qt/Embedded developers can add native 2D acceleration to their products by using SNAP's accelerated graphics drivers.

"The release of SciTech SNAP Graphics IES and the inclusion of a SciTech SNAP shell driver in future versions of Qt/Embedded is just the tip of the iceberg " said Andrew Bloo, Director of Sales and Marketing for SciTech Software Inc. "Industrial embedded systems have been lacking the power of a desktop environment for too long, the combination of SciTech SNAP and the industry's leading Linux-based embedded toolkit will prove to be a major turning point in the development of next generation systems."

"The combination of SciTech SNAP Graphics IES and Trolltech's embedded offerings makes yet another great reason to choose Linux for embedded projects," said Hogne Tjemsland, embedded product manager at Trolltech. "Now embedded developers can benefit from Qt/Embedded's powerful, memory efficient API while receiving all the benefits of accelerated graphics."

Custom packages of SciTech SNAP Graphics drivers can be licensed directly from SciTech. SciTech SNAP Graphics for Qt/Embedded requires an existing license to Qt/Embedded, available from Trolltech. The SciTech SNAP SDK is also available form the SciTech website under a dual-license structure (Commercial and LGPL). For more information on the SciTech SNAP SDK please see our website which contains the complete SDK source code and documentation.

About Trolltech
Trolltech(R) is a software company with two flagship products: Qt(R) and Qtopia(R). Qt is a multi-platform C++ application framework developers can use to write single-source applications that run -- natively -- on Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and embedded Linux. Qt has been used to build thousands of successful commercial applications worldwide, and is the basis of the open source KDE desktop environment. Qtopia is the first comprehensive application environment built for embedded Linux, and is used in Sharp's line of Zaurus PDAs. Trolltech is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in Brisbane, Australia, and Palo Alto, California. More about Trolltech can be found at

About SciTech
SciTech Software, Inc. is a leading supplier of PC graphics utilities, drivers, and tools for the embedded, industrial and enterprise markets. SciTech's products include, SciTech SNAP Graphics, a fully accelerated binary compatible graphic device driver solution, SciTech GLDirect, an OpenGL to Direct3D driver and SciTech MGL, a professional graphics library used to develop some of today's most popular software programs. SciTech products support the Linux (X11 and Qt), Qt embedded, Windows, OS/2, and DOS operating systems. SciTech is privately held and the company's web address is

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