Sorenson Spark Video Decoder Licensed by Qualcomm for Mobile Video
Sorenson Spark, Internet’s Most Widely Used Video Decoder, to be Included in Qualcomm Chipsets
SAN DIEGO (April 29, 2009)—Sorenson Media today announced that its Sorenson Spark video decoder has been licensed by Qualcomm for chipsets targeted at the next generation of high-performance, low-power and multimedia-rich mobile phones, mobile computing devices, and other consumer products. The Sorenson Spark video codec will enable devices to play a wide variety of videos available on the Internet.
Sorenson Media’s Sorenson Spark decoder was the first codec used in Macromedia Flash, now Adobe Flash, today’s de facto standard for Web video. Sorenson Spark is the industry’s most ubiquitous video decoder and enables the playback of hundreds of millions of videos on the Internet. For example, YouTube -- which is the single largest online video destination site today -- utilizes Sorenson Spark.
“As mobile multimedia expectations continue to grow, we remain committed to offering our customers innovative solutions that enable a next-generation experience,” said Jason Bremner, senior director of product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “Sorenson Spark will enhance our product portfolio with comprehensive video capabilities, enriching the Internet video experience for mobile users.”
“One of the most productive features of these powerful new mobile multimedia form factors is their ability to take full advantage of Web video,” said Peter Csathy, CEO of Sorenson Media. “We are thrilled to be providing Qualcomm with Sorenson Spark to raise the bar for mobile multimedia possibilities and enjoyment.”
About Sorenson Media
Sorenson Media (www.sorensonmedia.com), the global leader for encoding and compression applications, provides solutions that enable users to easily and affordably compress, manage and deliver high quality video over the Internet and to CDs, DVDs, mobile devices and other formats. The company also creates innovative Web applications for publishing, editing and managing user-generated video content, and for the development of customizable media sharing sites. Sorenson Media’s Sorenson Spark codec is the industry’s most widely accessed digital video codec, and was the first codec used in Macromedia Flash, now Adobe Flash, today’s de facto standard for Web video. Since its inception in 1995, Sorenson Media has been at the forefront of the digital video industry, offering award-winning technology and products that dramatically improve the Internet experience for developers and users alike.
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