System-on-Chip enhances entry-level tablet/SmartBook design.

Press Release Summary:

Combining 800 MHz ARM1176JZF CPU, OpenGL-ES 2.0-compliant GPU, and multi-standard 1080p video decoding engine, PRIZM WM8710 fosters development of entry-level Android media tablets and Windows CE SmartBooks. SoC delivers H.264 video encoding and DDR2/DDR3 DRAM interfaces in addition to HDMI, LVDS, TV-out, DVO, and VGA video interfaces. Additional features include networking and peripheral interfaces, hardware security engine, and power management capabilities.

Original Press Release:

WonderMedia Announces PRIZM WM8710

Power-efficient, high-performance SoC platform to unleash the explosive growth of the global market for entry-level Android media tablets

Taipei, Taiwan - WonderMedia Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of energy-efficient, feature-rich system-on-chip platforms, today announced the PRIZM WM8710 SoC.

Combining a highly energy-efficient ARM 11 core running at 800Mhz with advanced graphics and stunning 1080p video playback capabilities, the PRIZM WM8710 further extends WonderMedia's leadership in the fast-growing entry-level Android media tablet and Windows CE SmartBook markets. With its high-performance, and feature-rich design, the WM8710 is also optimized for a wide range of innovative system design applications, including Smart TV, SmartStream for wireless display and multimedia streaming, networked projectors, digital signage, and thin clients.

"With our PRIZM WM8505 and WM8650 platforms, we pioneered the development of the entry-level Android media tablet market," commented Tzumu Lin, President and CEO, WonderMedia Technologies, Inc. "The launch of the WM8710 enables us to continue to lead the way in meeting the explosive growth in global demand for affordable smart mobile devices."

WonderMedia will display a PRIZM WM8710 Tablet Reference Design Kit at Computex (TICC Room 201D) along with a selection of innovative media tablets and SmartBooks from leading manufacturers featuring the PRIZM WM8650 platform.

"The speed with which our partners are rolling out devices based on the WM8710 shows the vibrancy of the entry-level Android tablet segment and our leadership position in it," continued Lin. "We estimate that the overall market has already reached over 2 million units a quarter, and we expect it to continue to grow rapidly in the future."

In addition to media tablets, WonderMedia will also be demonstrating other applications for the PRIZM platform, including the leading-edge WonderMedia SmartStream technology for wireless display which allows users to directly project the movies, videos, and photos and other digital content on their phone, tablet, or PC directly to their TV.

PRIZM WM8710 Highlights
  • 800Mhz ARM1176JZF processor
  • OpenGL-ES 2.0 compliant graphics processor
  • Multi-standard 1080p video decoding engine
  • H.264 video encoding
  • DDR2/DDR3 DRAM interface
  • Multiple video interface including HDMI, LVDS, TV-out, DVO and VGA
  • Flexible networking and peripheral interface
  • Advanced hardware security engine
  • Advanced power management

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    WonderMedia PRIZM WM8710 Availability
    The WonderMedia PRIZM WM710 platform is sampling now and is scheduled for volume shipments in the third quarter of 2011. For more information, please visit WonderMedia at Computex (TICC Room 201D) or contact:

    About WonderMedia Technologies, Inc.
    WonderMedia is a leading fabless SoC company that develops sophisticated, feature-rich solutions for today's fast-emerging networked multimedia applications. With advanced audio, video, networking and connectivity technologies, the highly power-efficient WonderMedia PRIZM platform enables innovative and compact web-centric devices for the converging cloud computing, communications and content environment.

    Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, with strong support teams in Shenzhen, Beijing and Silicon Valley, WonderMedia's business strategy builds on its rich experience in technology and open-system platform development to help its customers build innovative, unique and affordable multimedia systems.

    WonderMedia PR Contact

    International: Richard Brown
    Phone: (886)-2-2218-2250 #6201
    Fax: (886)-2-8867-3071|6201

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