October 28, 2008

Dynamic Graphics, High-Performance Multimedia & Visual Effects Achieved With FST FancyPants Optimized For Texas Instruments OMAP (TM) 3 Applications Processors

SYDNEY, Australia, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- FST, a leading provider of graphical user interface (GUI) platform technologies and services for original design manufacturers (ODMs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of intelligent devices, today announced that its multi-award winning GUI platform, FancyPants(TM), is now optimized for the OMAP (TM) 3 applications processor portfolio from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI).

FST's FancyPants platform provides a next-generation platform for OEMs and ODMs building mobile and stationary multimedia applications for the wireless, automotive, consumer electronics and related markets that deliver intelligent embedded devices. By optimizing the GUI to harness the rich capabilities of TI's OMAP 3 processors, FST and TI enable customers to further differentiate their products with compelling content for advanced user experiences, while bringing them to market faster and at a lower development cost.

For a demonstration of FancyPants on TI's OMAP 3 processors, visit the TI Developer Conference (TIDC) India in Bangalore, India held from November 5-6, 2008 (http://www.ti.com/tidc) or visit http://www.fst.net/ for on-line demonstration videos and evaluation kit.

"FST has a keen focus on helping OEMs and ODMs get to market faster with superior performance, compelling end-user experiences and reduced product costs," said Robi Karp, CEO, FST. "FST also provides the option for top-tier customers to outsource professional application design and development services."

FST's FancyPants GUI coupled with the laptop-like performance of TI's OMAP 3 processors, offers OEMs and ODMs dynamic graphics, high-performance multimedia processing and compelling visual effects to ease embedded application development.

In particular, FST FancyPants' "Wow Factor" and Ruthlessly Efficient(TM) runtime enable designers to develop highly-innovative products on schedule and within budget. FST also offers a software development kit (SDK) for the OMAP 3 platform, which allows developers to build powerful, easy-to-use application programming interfaces by leveraging the graphics engine, video accelerators and digital signal processor (DSP) in a highly-compact, cost-efficient footprint.

As the industry's first architecture based on the ARM(R) Cortex(TM) - A8 processor, TI's OMAP 3 processors offer high-performance multimedia and productivity applications in advanced portable electronics. The OMAP 3 platform is a complete system solution for advanced graphics standards, including OpenGL(R) ES 2.0 and OpenVG(TM) licensed from Imagination Technologies, Inc. Support for these standards gives developers the tools to create UI effects that deliver a new level of user experiences. Rich effects, such as facial features and textured backgrounds that previously were only possible with PCs and gaming consoles, are now delivered to the mobile, consumer and portable electronics market.

TI's OMAP34x applications processors are tailored for multimedia-rich handsets, smartphones and mobile Internet devices. The OMAP35x processors, introduced for the broader market, are suited for a wide range of applications, including portable navigation devices, Internet-enabled appliances, automotive and portable patient monitoring devices.

"As a new member to TI's Developer Network, FST's impressive GUI platform technology complements TI's leading-edge OMAP 3 processors to help ease our customers' development of innovative, intuitive, multimedia-enabled user interfaces that jump out," said Leon Adams, worldwide strategic marketing, TI. "By leveraging the FancyPants development platform and OMAP3 processors, OEMs can now excite their customers of portable products with rich graphical and multimedia effects that were previously only available in PCs and gaming consoles."

FancyPants Availability

Live demo videos and a fully-functional FancyPants evaluation kit are available via http://www.fst.net/. FST also offers a range of professional services, including embedded GUI application design and development, for top-tier OEMs and ODMs.

About FST (Fluffy Spider Technologies P/L)

FST provides advanced GUI and high-performance multimedia products for the embedded market, as well as comprehensive custom development services. FST's flagship product is the award-winning FancyPants(TM) platform, enables OEMs and ODMs to offer dramatically enhanced user interfaces. FancyPants speeds time to market, is Ruthlessly Efficient(TM) for advanced performance and reduced hardware costs as well as flexibility and portability. Founded in 1995, FST customers include Toshiba, VeriFone, Ericsson, HP, Optus, Vodafone and GEC. For more information, visit http://www.fst.net/ or email [email protected]

About Texas Instruments Developer Network

FST is a member of the TI Developer Network, a community of respected, well-established companies offering products and services based on TI analog and digital technology. The network provides a broad range of end-equipment solutions, embedded software, engineering services and development tools that help customers accelerate innovation to make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. For more information, visit www.ti.com/tidevnetwork


OMAP is a trademark of Texas Instruments. ARM is a registered trademark of ARM Ltd. Cortex is trademark of ARM Ltd. OpenVG is a trademark of Imagination Technologies Ltd.


CONTACT: Stan Ghys (Sydney - Australia), Strategic Business Development &Marketing of Fluffy Spider Technologies P|L, +61 (0) 2 9281 9055,[email protected]

Web site: http://www.fst.net/