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Texas Instruments extends support for Flash® player 10.1 to OMAP™ 4 platform, providing uncompromised access to content

OMAP processor-based mobile devices on display at Mobile World Congress showcase superior user experiences

Feb 15, 2010

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Further addressing the demand for uncompromised mobile Web browsing and rich Internet applications, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today announced support for Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 on TI's OMAP™ processors and OMAP processor-based development platforms, including the new Zoom™ OMAP36x-III and the OMAP 4 processor-based Blaze™ mobile development platform. As highlighted in January 2010, Flash Player 10.1 will soon land on exciting OMAP 3 processor-based devices across various operating systems, including Android and Palm webOS™. Some of today's most popular devices powered by TI's OMAP 3 processor will soon receive a Flash Player 10.1 upgrade, as will additional OMAP 3 processor-based devices set to launch in the first half of this year. Mobile World Congress attendees can see Flash Player 10.1 in action on OMAP processor-based devices in the TI booth (8A84, Hall 8), along with all of the latest TI-based demos.

TI's OMAP processor family

TI's OMAP applications processor family today delivers immersive user interfaces, hardware-accelerated 2D and 3D graphics, 12-megapixel image capture, 720p high-definition (HD) video record/playback and other robust features to today's mobile devices at low power levels. As the product family expands, TI is elevating the capabilities to enhance the multimedia-rich user experiences with capabilities such as 1080p video record and playback, 20-megapixel imaging and approximately a week of audio play time. Flash Player 10.1 support complements the entire family of OMAP processors' capabilities with uncompromised Web browsing of expressive applications, content and HD videos across devices.

Adobe Flash Player 10.1

Adobe unveiled Flash Player 10.1 software for mobile, Internet-connected devices in October 2009 to allow uncompromised Web browsing of virtually all Flash technology based content to reach users any time, any place. Armed with Flash Player 10.1 support, TI's OMAP processors help manufacturers and developers bring high-performance, low-power mobile applications, content and video to consumers around the world.

"TI is a long-term supporter of Adobe Flash, and many of the first demonstrations of Flash Player 10.1 were successfully showcased on devices built on the OMAP platform," said Remi El-Ouazzane, vice president and general manager, OMAP product group, TI. "From business travelers to on-the-go parents, today's consumers expect mobile devices to provide the full Web and no-compromise multimedia experiences. Our OMAP processors make this possible by expanding Flash technology to the mobile environment without sacrificing power consumption, performance or cost."

"With 75 percent of online videos, more than 70 percent of online games and 85 percent of the top sites using Adobe Flash, the upcoming release of Flash Player 10.1 will unleash this vast amount of interactive content across devices and platforms," said David Wadhwani, general manager and vice president, Platform Business at Adobe. "We expect to see the full Flash Player on smartphones in the first half of 2010 and are delighted that some of the first devices are based on TI's OMAP processors."

As an innovator of hardware, software and power management technology for mobile and consumer technologies, TI serves as an active participant in the Open Screen Project, a broad industry initiative to deliver a consistent runtime environment across devices. The initiative has close to 70 participants and is dedicated to enabling web content, standalone applications and uncompromised web browsing across televisions, desktops, mobile devices and other consumer electronics that take advantage of capabilities of the Adobe Flash Platform, including Adobe Flash Player 10.1. For more information, visit www.openscreenproject.org.


General availability of Adobe Flash Player 10.1 is expected in the first half of 2010. OMAP processors supporting the pre-release of Adobe Flash Player became available in 2H 2009, and OMAP processor-based devices with Flash technology support are available to consumers today.

Adobe Flash Platform

The Adobe Flash Platform is the leading web design and development platform for creating expressive applications, content and video that run consistently across operating systems and devices and reach over 98 percent of Internet-enabled desktops. Flash Player 10 was installed on more than 93 percent of computers in just the first ten months since its release. According to comScore Media Metrix, approximately 75 percent of online videos viewed worldwide are delivered using Adobe Flash technology, making it the No.1 format for video on the web. Major broadcasters and media companies including Disney.com, MLB.com and DIRECTV rely on the Adobe Flash Platform for delivering video on the web, and the platform powers social network sites such as YouTube and MySpace.

About Texas Instruments

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