Cinemo Announce Multi-Year Contract With Harman International Automotive Division

Cinemo Media Engine™ to be included in next generation in-car infotainment systems from Harman Becker, the Harman International Automotive Division.

October 2nd, 2009, Karlsruhe, Germany. Cinemo have today announced the signing of a multi-year contract for the integration of its Intel® Atom™ optimized embedded Cinemo Media Engine™ in future high-end infotainment systems from Harman International Automotive Division, a world leader in premium audio and infotainment systems for the automotive industry and the aftermarket.

Cinemo’s multimedia and streaming technology supports multiple embedded operating systems including QNX, Linux and Windows CE. Consisting of a modular high-speed architecture, and entirely self-contained, Cinemo includes dedicated audio and video decoders optimized to take full advantage of available hardware acceleration features.

Cinemo provides universal stream, file and disc format support, dual-stream decoding, and unrivaled DVD and HD performance, making it the perfect choice for Intel® Atom™ based multimedia embedded applications.

Richard Lesser, CEO of Cinemo GmbH - “Harman is a leader in the development of world class automotive infotainment systems, so we are naturally excited about our collaboration in building solutions for future in-car entertainment. We believe this agreement is testament to the outstanding quality of the Cinemo Media Engine™ and our highly skilled engineering team”

“Cinemo clearly demonstrated from the beginning a level of engineering excellence and technical performance that is unparalleled in the embedded multimedia world”, said Dr. Detlef Teichner, Chief Technology Officer of Harman International Automotive Division. “Along with our reputation for innovation and technological leadership, and Cinemo’s deep knowledge and expertise in multimedia, we can be sure the critical needs of next generation automotive entertainment will be addressed”


About Cinemo.

Cinemo has been created by the former visionaries behind Nero, Richard Lesser and Jim Corbett. Cinemo develops Intel® Atom™ based highly optimized embedded software which can be seamlessly integrated into consumer electronics devices, automotive / in-vehicle infotainment systems, media phones, and industrial embedded computing platforms.

Cinemo GmbH is a privately held German Corporation, headquartered in Karlsruhe Germany. With a dedicated and strong engineering team, Cinemo’s technology provides Intel® Atom™ based embedded multimedia and streaming solutions which represent the best in their class.

About Harman International Automotive Division

The Harman International Automotive Division provides leading-edge entertainment, information and communication systems for the automotive industry and the aftermarket. The parent company, Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. Harman International maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and employs around 10,000 people worldwide. The Harman International family of brands includes internationally renowned brands such as AKG®, Audioaccess®, Becker®, BSS®, Crown®, dbx®, DigiTech®, DOD®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson®, Revel®, QNX®, Soundcraft® and Studer®. The company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the code "HAR.”