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02.13.2006 - Texas Instruments Joins Futuremark's Benchmark Development Program

View Futuremark related news. Saratoga, CA and 3GSM Show, Barcelona, Spain - February 13th, 2006 - Futuremark® Corporation, a leading provider of system performance-analysis software and services, announced today that Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is joining its handheld benchmark development program. In addition, TI is licensing source codes for Futuremark's 3DMarkMobile06, SPMarkJava06 and SPMark04 products.

"Texas Instruments is the world's leading supplier of silicon for the mobile phone industry; their membership in our Smartphone Benchmark Development Program is a compelling endorsement of Futuremark and of our benchmarks," said Tero Sarkkinen, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Futuremark. "TI will be helping us define and develop industry standard performance measurement tools, the end goal being unbiased high-quality benchmarks that represent tomorrow's workloads, today," Sarkkinen added.

TI, with over 15 years wireless system experience, is the market-leading semiconductor and processor supplier to mobile and smart phone manufacturers around the world. Texas Instrument's OMAP™ platform delivers processing solutions with the right balance of optimal performance and power consumption required to rapidly deploy differentiated 2.5G and 3G mobile phones.

Futuremark Corporation has created industry's de-facto standard mobile platform test suites that enable all companies in the value chain to properly validate their products' and technologies' performance. 3DMarkMobile06 is the OpenGL ES 1.0 and 1.1 graphics performance gauge. SPMarkJava06 is an extensive Mobile Java MIDP 2.0 and JSR184/M3G performance measurement tool.

"Futuremark's Smartphone Benchmark Development Program provides TI access to forward-looking benchmarking applications and allows us to collaborate in specifying future mobile device benchmark workloads," said Avner Goren, marketing director of TI's Cellular Systems Business. "Futuremark delivers applications and content today that estimates what consumers in future will be running to produce workloads that show the full potential of OMAP processors that will be found in the next generation of multimedia rich handheld devices."

About Futuremark® Corporation
Futuremark® Corporation is the leading provider of performance analysis software and services for PCs and smartphones. Futuremark® is known around the world for its benchmark products, including the 3DMark® and PCMark® Series and SPMark™ (with more than 30 million copies distributed worldwide) and value-added services powered by a database of over 13 million real life benchmarking results. Futuremark® maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit

© 2006 Futuremark® Corporation. 3DMark®, PCMark® and SPMark™ trademarks and logos, Futuremark® character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. OMAP is a trademark of Texas Instruments. All other trademarks are property of their respective companies.

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Futuremark Corporation
Phone: +1-408-517-0131
Mr. Tero Sarkkinen
Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing

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