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Publish Date : 2009/06/03

SpursEngineTM SDK for Linux debuts at Computex - Leadtek WinFast® PxVC1100/ WinFast® HPVC1100 with Cell architecture in Desktop and Notebook PC


Taipei, Taiwan, June3, 2009Leadtek Research Inc., a world leading manufacturer of multimedia products has announced the release of a new SpursEngineTMoperating under Linux CENTOS 5.2 OS (Kernel 2.6.18-92).

This Linux SDK (Software Development Kit) in both English and Japanese versions, unveiled on the opening day of Computex 2009 will soon be available to the general consumer.

To enhance the SpursEngineTM's hardware environment, Leadtek has not only made WinFast ® PxVC1100 compatible with desktop PC but also come up with WinFast ® HPVC1100 that works with a Notebook PC. WinFast ® HPVC1100 is slated to launch at the end of June.

Apart from supping up the hardware environment, there is also the option of Leadtek's SpursEngineTM barebone system solution. Together with Fixstars ® , Leadtek will provide a barebone system solution that packages both SpursEngineTM and SDK for worldwide system integrators.

At Computex, Leadtekwill also be running demo programs to highlight the performance of SpursEngineTM under Linux OS.

WinFast ® PxVC1100is a brand-new generation of MPEG-2/H.264(also knownas MPEG4-AVC) transcoding card with Toshiba ® 's high-performance stream processorSpursEngineTMthat integrates four Synergistic Processing Element (SPE) cores based on the "Cell Broadband EngineTM”.

PxVC1100 features include intelligentpower protection, a one-slot adaptive cooling FANsink, and PCI-ExpressLow profileform factor.

On the other hand WinFast ® HPVC1100is an external box specially designed for Notebook users but with a PxVC1100 inside. It is connected to a Notebook PC with a 34mm Expresscard interface.

This means WinFast ® HPVC1100 applications are as powerful as those provided by PxVC1100 and in this extended environment laptop users can now enjoy SpursEngineTM on the fly.

Based on SpursEngineTM's powerfulparallel coding capabilities provided by SDK under Microsoft®Windows and Linux OS, users are able to extend its core application from basic visual effects to advanced system development in many professional fields.

These areas include multiprocessor operating, data mining, parallel coding, multimedia produce, medical application, communication and monitor system operation, financial engineering management, high-speed calculation, and optimized data analysis — and this in many disciplines such as science, material science, medicine, architecture and construction.

Intent on making a similar market impact in Taiwan, Leadtek is offering both the advanced Software Development Kit (SDK) and two eye catching sales packages that should meet the demands of a wide cross section of customers.

The SDK enables users to create their own customized software with lots of useful bundled programs.WinFast ® PxVC1100and WinFast ® HPVC1100can both carry the powerful enhancement in a Linux environment.

SDK can be downloaded for free at http://www.leadtek.com/spursengine/

If you're ready for the wonderful world of the SpursEngine™ SDK then this is the ideal time for users to join thousands of others who are already following the heart throbbing trend of Leadtek's WinFast ® PxVC1100and WinFast ® HPVC1100.

WinFast®PxVC1100

WinFast®HPVC 1100

Note:

  1. Leadtek Research Inc. has posted a free SDK download link on its official website at www.leadtek.com.
  2. SpursEngineTM and SpursEngine logo are trademarks of Toshiba ® Corporation
  3. Cell/B.E.™ is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. in the United States and other countries.
  4. The names of the companies, systems and products mentioned in the document maybe the trademarks of respective companies.

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About Leadtek Research Inc.
Founded in 1986, Leadtek Research Inc. is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan with overseas subsidiaries in China and Japan. Their products covering Computer Multimedia, Wireless Communication, Audio/Video Communication and TeleCare are focused on, respectively, the design and manufacture of 3D graphics, PCTV solutions, GPS module and navigation devices, Bluetooth-enabled products, Multimedia and Audio/Video Communications and Bio-technology. All of them provide integrated systems and total customer solutions that drive the company's revenue. Living up to its reputation for reliability, quality and performance based on unrelenting R&D, Leadtek continues to stir the market's imagination, turning new dreams into digital reality with ever more original hi-tech products forged in its laboratories of cutting edge technology. For more information, please visit www.leadtek.com

About Fixstars
Fixstars Corporation provides software technology solutions that target Cell/B.E. and GPU with a vision of the future where multi-core microprocessors are the standard. Fixstars enables the increase in performance of Multi-core based operations through provision of a complete, integrated ecosystem with specific turn-key products for Finance, Medical, Manufacturing, and Digital media markets. Founded in 2002, Fixstars is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary Fixstars Solutions in San Jose, CA and Loveland, CO.

For more information, please visit www.fixstars.com