MainConcept, InterQoS to Create Embedded Solution for Mobile Gadgets

MainConcept, the world’s leading provider of high quality codec technology, announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with InterQoS, a semiconductor company based in Hong Kong, to jointly develop and market a complete embedded solution capable of addressing the needs of mobile video gadgets. Victorus, InterQoS’ DSP Core IP, is now running an embedded version of the MainConcept H.264 decoder. It is showing the best performance, power consumption and price-performance ratios available on the market today. The complete solution, including the InterQoS DSP core IP and the MainConcept H.264 decoder, is targeted at customers who need to design the Victorus DSP core IP into their mobile devices for the growing mobile multi-media market. According to current market forecasts, the Mobile TV and handset market is expected to grow to 600 million units by 20111.

“MainConcept is the world’s leading codec IP provider, and through our partnership with InterQoS we are now also able to provide complete embedded solutions for both the exciting Mobile TV market or any other market where embedded devices are being used to decode video,” said Markus Moenig, founder and CEO of MainConcept. “We are convinced that this jointly developed solution will have a great impact on the quickly expanding Mobile TV market.”

“InterQoS is a renowned semiconductor company and our Victorus core is the most cost effective video centric DSP solution in the market,” said Derick Hui, Director of Business Development at InterQoS. “Now, by partnering with MainConcept, we can provide a complete video codec solution for mobile multimedia devices. Our joint product enables everyone getting and sharing video contents anywhere at any time.”

About InterQoS
InterQoS is a semiconductor IP company. Capitalizing on the emerging market of mobile multimedia, InterQoS has made breakthrough innovation in the area of multi-core vector processing, used to be found only in high-end workstation processors. Our patent-pending digital signal processor (DSP) core, called Victorus, is specially designed for the next-generation mobile video gadgets such as Video iPod, TV phone, etc. The current embedded solutions in terms of cost-performance ratio are not appealing to the majority of consumers. Our product provides the processing power and flexibility of Pentium processors while simultaneously distinguishing in the competitive market with lower cost and power consumption. Headquartered in Hong Kong and founded by local talents, InterQoS enjoys the geometrical and bicultural advantages to introduce the world-class IP solution of DSP and codec to the new generation of semiconductor vendors based in China, Taiwan, and Korea.

About MainConcept
MainConcept is a worldwide leading provider of high-quality codec technology for PCs, set-top boxes, mobile phones and DSPs, supporting industry standards such as H.264/AVC, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DVCPRO HD, JPEG2000, VC-1, AAC and AC3. MainConcept’s SDKs make it easy for developers to integrate a codec of choice into their own solution. Our DSP-based real-time encoding technology for H.264 video quality at the lowest bit rate allows partners to develop cost-effective solutions for broadcast contribution, mobile TV, and IPTV among others. MainConcept is headquartered in Germany with subsidiaries in the USA, Russia, and Japan. The company serves the Asia-Pacific region by key distribution partners in China, Korea, and Taiwan. MainConcept customers include international companies such as Adobe, Leitch/Harris, mobiTV, muvee, Sonic Solutions, Sony, and Panasonic.