SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- NEC Electronics Inc. today announced a partnership with San Jose-based Luxxon Corp. to develop streaming multimedia solutions for wireless Internet devices.
The two companies said they will focus on new market opportunities for MPEG 4 technologies, including multimedia home gateways and wireless mobile video. End product applications include wireless "Web pads," next-generation cellular phones, wireless televisions, and other devices. The initial development project of the alliance will be a reference platform for Internet video technology, running under a variety of operating systems, such as Linux, EPOC32, and Windows CE.
"The alliance is a key element of NEC Electronics' wireless information device strategy," said Junshi Yamaguchi, vice president for the System LSI Division of NEC Electronics in Santa Clara. "Our alliance with Luxxon will speed the introduction of a variety of next-generation, streaming multimedia products to the market."
The partnership also aims to develop and promoted video distribution technology for a number of platforms, including Luxxon's video gateways, wireless mobile terminals, and home gateways.