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Collaboration optimizes Flash Player for Freescale i.MX

LONDON — Collaboration between Adobe, Freescale, and Movial (Helsinki, Finland) is bringing Adobe Flash Player 10.1 to the i.MX platforms, enabling the creation of consumer products running either the Linux or Android operating systems and providing improved video and graphics capabilities.

Starting with the Freescale i.MX51 family of processors, the companies are collaborating to accelerate Flash Player 10.1, which is scheduled to be released in the first half of 2010.

Smartbooks, smartphones, netbooks and other Internet-centric consumer products based on the i.MX51 family of processors will be able use full H.264 video playback when accessing content built with the Flash Platform, including HD and SD video from sites like YouTube.

Freescale plans to support a fully optimized and hardware-accelerated version of Flash Player 10.1 that leverages i.MX51 processors' integrated, high-performance graphics (OpenGL/ES) and video (H.264) cores to deliver outstanding video experiences while conserving battery life and minimizing resource utilization.

“Seventy-five percent of online videos viewed worldwide are delivered with the Adobe Flash Platform, making it the No.1 format for video on the web,” said Tom Barclay, senior product marketing manager, Flash Player at Adobe. “Freescale's high-performance i.MX processors with dedicated graphics and video engines are ideal for running videos and other rich, Flash-based web content.”

Movial is a key porting partner for Freescale and Adobe for Flash Player 10.1, and the company enables Flash technology on a variety of Linux and Android operating system environments. Movial has been integrating and testing Flash Player 10.1 on the i.MX51 family of processors.

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