Cinemo and Renesas Electronics Europe Collaborate with Support for High Performance In-Vehicle Infotainment on Renesas R-Car M2 and H2 series

Cinemo and Renesas Europe deliver feature rich R-Car based multimedia and connectivity to widen the infotainment experience for car makers

Karlsruhe, Germany, October 6th, 2014 – Cinemo, a global leader in high performance and automotive grade multimedia playback, streaming, media management and connectivity middleware, and Renesas Electronics Europe, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, have announced that Cinemo now has full support for the Renesas R-Car M2 and Renesas R-Car H2 Series of automotive Systems-on-Chip (SoCs), which have been designed to address growing integrated dashboard and information device market demands.

Capable of delivering more than 12,000 DMIPS and twice the graphics performance of previous generation high-end devices, the R-Car M2 supports high-definition navigation, real-time voice control and other advanced features to provide enhanced connected user experiences within the car. The Renesas R-Car H2 delivers more than 25,000 DMIPS, and provides high performance and state-of-the-art 3D graphics capabilities for high-end multimedia and navigation automotive systems.

Cinemo’s multimedia platform utilizes the R-Car M2 and H2 architecture for Blu-Ray and Full HD video playback, streaming, ultra-fast media management, connectivity, and full Rear Seat Entertainment (RSE) including distributed playback, whilst enabling video hardware acceleration with extremely low CPU loads.

Cinemo and Renesas are currently engaged with multiple customer projects for worldwide car OEM’s for the R-Car M2 and H2 platforms that further extend their strategic co-operation. With technology convergence upon us, expectations are becoming very high in today’s IVI system designs, so for automotive makers and infotainment providers, delivering performance led solutions remain a constant challenge. Renesas R-Car M2 and H2 with Cinemo Unified Media Player meet any front or rear seat content demand enabling the true connected car.

Cinemo was recently the recipient of Frost & Sullivan’s coveted 2014 Global In-Vehicle Infotainment Product Leadership Award where it was acknowledged Cinemo had not only brought a critical technology seen across home entertainment and mobile devices into the vehicle in a seamless way, but that Cinemo possessed the ability to cross all brands and their respective embedded multimedia solutions both for high-end or entry level systems — a process design that positioned Cinemo on top of its field.

“We are very happy to be working with Renesas again in our support for the R-Car M2 and H2 series as they represent a compelling offering for the automotive infotainment market” said Jim Corbett, Co-founder of Cinemo. “Renesas' R-Car Series of automotive SoCs address the evolving needs of automotive whilst Cinemo offers the most practical and robust solution in the way content is played and distributed in the car”.

“Cinemo already have a proven reputation in producing a high quality multimedia and connectivity architecture, so we are delighted to be working together on the Renesas R-Car M2 and H2 platforms and providing car manufacturers high performance and scalability” says Dr. Ulrich Giese, Head of Automotive Information Systems at Renesas Electronics Europe.


About Cinemo

Cinemo is a global leader in automotive grade multimedia playback, streaming, media management and connectivity middleware in the embedded world. CPU and Operating System agnostic as well as highly optimized for low power and low footprint devices, Cinemo's unified middleware solutions decode, play, render, stream, manage and index virtually any file, disc, connected device and streaming format. Designed and optimized for the high quality requirements of the automotive industry, Cinemo’s solutions can be seamlessly integrated into entry, mid and high automotive / in-vehicle infotainment system head and rear seat units, as well as automotive Apps enabling powerful new use cases.

Cinemo GmbH is a privately held German Corporation, headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany. With a dedicated and strong engineering team, Cinemo's technologies represent the best in their class.

For more information, please visit www.cinemo.com

About Renesas Electronics Europe

Renesas Electronics is the world's number one supplier of microcontrollers and a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, including system-on-chip and a wide range of discrete analogue and power devices. Established in 2010, Renesas Electronics combines the collective semiconductor expertise of Hitachi, Mitsubishi Electric and NEC Electronics, encapsulating more than 200 years' experience.

Renesas' products are the result of decades of research and investment into semiconductor technology and customer solutions. Today, they provide pioneering platforms for the advancement of the Smart Society, embedding intelligence, connectivity, safety and security in solutions for cars, homes, buildings and factories. In Europe, Renesas complements its cutting-edge technology with resources that foster customer proximity and span the entire product lifecycle. These include the European Technology Centre, which designs innovative solutions specifically for Europe, and the European Quality Centre in Dusseldorf, which provides technical support to customers throughout the region. Renesas also operates an effective ecosystem, comprising the industry's largest local support network and an extensive network of over 800 hardware and software alliance partners.

Headquartered in Japan, Renesas Electronics has subsidiaries in 20 countries worldwide. More information is available at www.renesas.com.