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February 14, 2010

STMicroelectronics, ST-Ericsson team up with Adobe

To support Adobe Flash player 10.1 and AIR on chipsets

By CBR Staff Writer

STMicroelectronics and ST-Ericsson are working with Adobe to accelerate Flash Player 10.1 and AIR on their chipsets with multimedia and graphics capabilities, used in smartphones and connected digital-home devices.

The Open Screen Project, led by Adobe, aims to deliver a runtime environment for both web content and standalone applications across all devices leveraging the Flash platform. The collaboration will enable manufacturers to develop portable and consumer products that can support a rich multimedia web browsing experience.

ST-Ericsson and Adobe will work together to integrate Adobe Flash Player 10.1 and Adobe AIR into ST-Ericsson platforms. The first smartphone platform ready to support Flash Player 10.1 is the U8500.

Marc Cetto, senior vice president and head of 3G and multimedia division at ST-Ericsson,said: By providing built-in support for one of the most commonly-used rich-media technology on the internet, enabling video streaming and other highly-popular web services, we are taking the smartphone browsing experience to another level.

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