Parthus MediaStream DSP Selected by NVIDIA
San Jose, California and Dublin, Ireland - November 30, 2000 -
Parthus Technologies PLC (Nasdaq: PRTH, LSE: PRH), a leading developer of
platform level intellectual property for the mobile Internet market, today
announced a licensing agreement with NVIDIA ® Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA)
for the Parthus MediaStream™ DSP (Digital Signal Processor).
The MediaStream DSP is being deployed in NVIDIA's recently announced
Media Communications Processor (MCP), a highly advanced multimedia
processor delivering broadband connectivity, communications and
breakthrough audio capabilities. The audio portion of the MCP includes a
pair of high performance MediaStream DSPs executing up to 4 billion
operations per second.
NVIDIA's first deployment of the MCP containing Parthus MediaStream is
for Microsoft's Xbox. Scheduled for release in fall 2001, Xbox is
Microsoft's future generation video game console that delivers superior
graphics, better audio and the most intense, action-packed gaming
"We are delighted to have been selected by NVIDIA for this important
platform technology," said Brian Long, chief executive officer at Parthus.
"The use of our MediaStream DSP technology is a testimony to Parthus as a
leading provider of technology for the burgeoning multi-media market."
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