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Oak Technology's PM-44i iDSP Image Processor Enables Acer

18 Oct, 2001

Oak Technology's PM-44i iDSP Image Processor Enables Acer

Oak Technology, Inc. a provider of embedded solutions for the optical- storage and digital-imaging markets, announced that Acer Communications & Multimedia Inc. (AcerCM) is shipping a color inkjet multi-function peripheral (MFP) that incorporates Oak Technology's PM-44i iDSP image processor. The Acer MFP M610 is AcerCM's first entry in the emerging inkjet MFP market and represents Oak's continued success in capitalizing on the digital imaging market's transition from monochrome to color and single- function to multi-function.

The Acer MFP M610 is a flatbed color multifunction peripheral that services a color inkjet printer, CCD flatbed scanner and USB port and provides high-quality print, scan and standalone copy functions,'' explains Vince Liaw, associate vice president and general manager of the Imaging Business Unit at AcerCM. Oak Technology's PM-44i iDSP image processor handles the high-throughput processing and compression required for all these functions.

As digital imaging market continues its evolution from monochrome to color and single function to multifunction, Oak's PM-44i iDSP image processor provides OEMs with a programmable platform for implementing a MFP's image processing functions. This product is based on advanced parallel processing architecture, specifically designed for image processing. The PM-44i iDSP product enables Oak to deliver the low price and high performance of a fixed-function ASIC solution with all the flexibility of a programmable DSP solution. With this product, Oak delivers the industry's only programmable solution that offers a unique combination of low price, high performance and high levels of flexibility.

The PM-44i image processor is available.

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