Futuremark Corporation, the world’s leading provider of system
performance-analysis software and services for PCs, smartphones and other handheld
devices, today
announced the delivery of their latest demo production to Digital Media
Professionals (DMP) of Japan. Titled “Mikage”, the demo was developed for the PICA(tm) Family 2D/3D Graphics IP Core platform, which was
announced earlier today by DMP.

dmp1a  Futuremark develops OpenGL ES 3D Demo for DMP PICA

“Mikage” will premier at SIGGRAPH 2006, during the 33rd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer
Graphics and Interactive Techniques, held July 30 through August 3 in Boston,
Massachusetts, in DMP’s booth
#409. Screenshots from “Mikage” are available on Futuremark’s website. The PICA graphics IP core demo utilizes of a number of innovative, next generation
graphics technologies and
sophisticated OpenGL ES extensions developed by DMP’s engineering team. With
complex procedural
textures, cook-torrance shading, support for smooth shadows, silhouettes and
subdivision, the core provided
Futuremark with a powerful handheld platform enabling impressive overall lighting
and remarkable real-time
rendering performance.

Futuremark Corporation, the world’s leading provider of system
performance-analysis software and services for PCs, smartphones and other handheld
devices, today
announced the delivery of their latest demo production to Digital Media
Professionals (DMP) of Japan. Titled “Mikage”, the demo was developed for the PICA(tm) Family 2D/3D Graphics IP Core platform, which was
announced earlier today by DMP.

dmp1  Futuremark develops OpenGL ES 3D Demo for DMP PICA

dmp2  Futuremark develops OpenGL ES 3D Demo for DMP PICA

“Mikage” will premier at SIGGRAPH 2006, during the 33rd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer
Graphics and Interactive Techniques, held July 30 through August 3 in Boston,
Massachusetts, in DMP’s booth
#409. Screenshots from “Mikage” are available on Futuremark’s website. The PICA graphics IP core demo utilizes of a number of innovative, next generation
graphics technologies and
sophisticated OpenGL ES extensions developed by DMP’s engineering team. With
complex procedural
textures, cook-torrance shading, support for smooth shadows, silhouettes and
subdivision, the core provided
Futuremark with a powerful handheld platform enabling impressive overall lighting
and remarkable real-time
rendering performance.
DMP predicts the PICA IP will enable developers to produce
stunning visual 3D
rendering effects for handheld and embedded devices while significantly reducing
costs and lead-time.

“Futuremark is the undisputed leader in the development of 3D graphics benchmark
software for PC and
embedded products “said Tatsuo Yamamoto, President and CEO of DMP. “Futuremark’s
cross product line
expertise makes them the ideal partner to showcase the PICA advanced graphics core,
which removes the
performance gap between PC and mobile handheld hardware, delivering an unprecedented
visual clarity and
versatility within memory and power constraints. DMP and Futuremark worked together
as unified team, pushing
the boundaries of 3D content development, and proving that very high quality
graphics that could previously be
seen only on high-end PCs can now be found in many consumer products.”