Los Angeles, California: DDD Group plc (AIM: DDD), the 3D consumer technology licensing group, has signed a license agreement with Chimei Innolux (“CMI”) to bundle DDD’s TriDef® 3D PC software products with CMI’s new line of 3D PC LCDs.
The license allows CMI to ship DDD’s TriDef 3D Experience software along with CMI’s 3D PC panels to original equipment manufacturers of PC monitors and notebook computers. DDD will receive royalty payments from CMI for each unit of TriDef 3D software that is shipped by CMI to its customers.
Available in over 37 languages, DDD’s TriDef 3D software allows over 450 of the very latest PC games to be played in stereoscopic 3D ‘off the shelf’, even though the game has not been specifically developed for 3D.
DDD’s TriDef Ignition™ 2D to 3D game conversion engine is compatible with DirectX 9, 10 and 11 games. Its unique high-performance stereoscopic 3D render mode enables 3D gaming on PCs with no significant compromise in performance and is compatible with PC graphics processors from AMD as well as Intel’s 2nd Gen Core processors.
In addition to a wide variety of PC games, DDD’s TriDef Media Player automatically converts PC media and photo files from 2D to 3D along with DVD movies and is compatible with the growing library of original 3D content available from DDD’s Yabazam! 3D content portal.
Chris Yewdall, Chief Executive of DDD said:
“Our license agreement with Chimei Innolux is DDD’s first agreement with a 3D display panel supplier. It is a direct result of our recent focus on securing license agreements that allow key suppliers of 3D components in the PC market to bundle the TriDef 3D technologies for supply to their OEM customers.”
Chris Yewdall, President & CEO
Victoria Stull, Chief Financial Officer
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About DDD Group
DDD, also known as Dynamic Digital Depth, is transforming the viewing experience with applications for 3D displays. Its patented technologies enable: 3D viewing with and without glasses; simple integration of computer games applications with 3D displays; supply of 3D content through 2D to 3D conversion; and 3D transmission over existing networks. DDD’s shares are quoted on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM Market (AIM: DDD). For more information, please visit www.DDD.com.
A new category of flat screen LCD and plasma displays is now available from major consumer electronics companies that provides stereoscopic 3D images both with and without the need for the viewer to wear glasses. Stereoscopic 3D images appear to have natural in and off-screen depth. 3D displays can now be found in desktop PC monitors, notebook computers, and HDTVs worldwide and have also been included in mobile phones in Japan and Korea.
DDD’s solutions provide an important bridge between conventional 2D software applications and content and the new 3D displays. Normal 2D pictures, video and computer graphics images are manipulated by DDD’s patented technologies enabling them to be displayed on 3D displays without requiring the content to be created especially for a 3D display. DDD’s solutions also enable automatic conversion of virtually any media from 2D to 3D without any pre-processing of the 2D image.
DDD licenses these technologies, marketed under the TriDef® brand, to consumer electronics manufacturers for inclusion with the 3D display products supplied to their end users. DDD also licenses its TriDef software directly to end users who already own 3D PCs and through an international sales channel. DDD’s customers include: Chimei Innolux, Samsung, LG Electronics, HP, Acer, Fujitsu, Lenovo, Sharp, Wistron Corporation and Arisawa Manufacturing Company.
About Chimei Innolux
With products spanning the full range of TFT-LCD panel modules and LCD display products, including TV panels, desktop monitors and notebook computer panels, AV & mobile panels, desktop monitors and televisions, Chimei Innolux is a world-leading TFT-LCD supplier to cutting-edge information technology and consumer electronics product makers worldwide. Employing approximately 130,000 people, Chimei Innolux’s production bases are distributed around the world. Its main manufacturing plants are located in Jhunan and Tainan in Taiwan, with plants in Shenzhen, Ningbo, Nanjing and Nanhai in China, and the Netherlands and Czech Republic in Europe. For more information, please visit www.chimei-innolux.com.
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