-- Overseas Shipments Exceed 300 Million Units! --
TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HI CORPORATION (JASDAQ:3846)(ISIN:JP3160860007)(Headquarters: Meguro-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Kazuo Kawabata hereinafter "HI") today announced that the cumulative shipments of MascotCapsule hit over 500 million units worldwide as of the end of March 2009.
MascotCapsule is a 3D graphic rendering engine that has acquired the leading share in Japan. Since it enabled the rendering of 3D graphics on mobile phones in 2001, MascotCapsule has been embedded into numerous mobile phones around the world.
Overseas, MascotCapsule has been widely adopted by carriers and leading manufacturers, and its cumulative worldwide shipments exceeded 300 million units as of December 2008.
"We are very pleased that our MascotCapsule has been shipped in more than 500 million mobile devices. Despite being hit by the global recession these days, the shipments have steadily increased due to the proliferation of mobile handsets in emerging countries in FY 2008. We will continue our efforts to set a new record high, embedding MascotCapsule into 3D user interfaces for home electronic devices and car navigation systems and supporting open platforms that are growing in the mobile phone market. Along with this, we are committed to promoting MascotCapsule in the avatar business that we started in the current fiscal term as well as in the service application business such as games and communities using our experiences,” said Kazuo Kawabata, President and CEO of HI CORPORATION.
MascotCapsule is an embedded 3D rendering engine that runs on a wide variety of devices including mobile phones and enables applications to execute real-time 3D graphic processing. It does not rely on any operating system or platforms; it can be selected from its seven lineups such as V1 through V4, nano, eruption, and Renderion according to the hardware execution environment. MascotCapsule enables much more enriched 3D expressions than 2D on limited resources.
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*MascotCapsule® is a registered trademark of HI CORPORATION in Japan.
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