Vimicro Announces New Milestone: Shipment of 5 Million Advanced Web Camera Embedded Processors for High-End Notebook PCs
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Press release date: March 31, 2008
BEIJING, CHINA - March 31, 2008 - Vimicro International Corporation (Nasdaq: VIMC), a leading fabless semiconductor company that designs advanced mixed-signal multimedia products and solutions, today announced that Vimicro has shipped more than 5 million VC0336 web camera embedded processors, the most advanced web camera processor in the market, for high-end notebook PCs.
Launched in 2007, Vimicro's VC0336 processor offers notebook manufacturers advanced functions for enhanced web camera multimedia experiences such as HD (High Definition) video streaming, high-quality audio recording, auto focus, and audio noise cancellation, etc. Since then, VC0336 has been adopted by the world-leading notebook manufacturers as the processor not only provides stunning audio/video quality, but enables notebook manufacturers to improve product design to meet customer demand for sleeker, more compact notebooks in highly competitive markets.
"As the most advanced web camera processor in the market today, the VC0336 has given notebook manufacturers an edge on Internet video applications in the era of Web 2.0," said Kevin Jin, President of Vimicro. "VC0336's mass appeal stems from its advanced streaming video capabilities critical to some of the latest notebooks targeting high-end web camera applications."
The VC0336 processor can stream video at 60 frames per second (fps) with a resolution of 0.3 mega pixels, 30 fps with a resolution of 1.3 mega pixels, and 20 fps with a resolution of 2.0 mega pixels. VC0336 comes with the SMIA (Standard Mobile Image Architecture) interface, the only web camera processor in the market with such feature currently, enabling high-speed video streaming at HD resolution as well as much smaller camera module designs to fit into ever-thinning high-end notebook LCD panels. Additionally, VC0336 provides advanced image processing such as lens shading correction and image noise filtering for better video quality, and two audio ADCs (Analog Digital Converters) enabling advanced audio processing such as noise reduction.
Vimicro International Corporation is a leading fabless semiconductor company in China designing, developing and marketing proprietary digital multimedia signal processing chips and solutions enabling multimedia applications for mobile phones over 2.5G/3G networks and PCs over broadband Internet.
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