MANHASSET, NY -- The Khronos Group board of directors has made the
participation of the Chinese industry a priority and has committed
significant financial and staffing resources to Chinese activities.
industry consortium creates open standards for the acceleration of
graphics, parallel computing, dynamic media and sensor processing.
recognize China as a key player in the global mobile industry and
therefore have prioritized the participation of the Chinese technology
industry to contribute to the development of mobile acceleration
standards,” said Neil Trevett, president of Khronos and vice president
of mobile content at Nvidia, in a statement. “Chinese companies will
benefit significantly from Khronos participation and standards
development will, in return, reflect Chinese industry requirements and
Khronos launched a pan-Asian outreach tour in Beijing in December 2010 to encourage Asian cooperation.
has a series of free training and outreach events in China this week.
Jon Peddie, President of JPR, a leading graphics consultancy, and a
panel session conducted by Kathleen Maher, senior analyst at JPR are
featured at the Beijing DevU on March 14. The Shanghai event is on March 17.
has created a Chinese language technical forum at cn.khronos.org, and
is requesting volunteers who are fluent in Chinese and English and
possess a firm understanding of the technical aspects of our APIs to
apply to help moderate the forum.
The Khronos Group is also exhibiting at the China Game Developer Conference on July 25-27, 2012 in Shanghai, with a “Khronos Pavilion” and “Developer University.”
Khronos Board of Directors includes AMD, Apple, ARM, Epic, Ericsson,
Freescale, Imagination Technologies, Intel, Nokia, Nvidia, Oracle,
Qualcomm, Samsung, Sony and Texas Instruments.
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