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Altia Announces Graphical User Interface Development Support for Freescale's New i.MX 6 Series Processors

Today, Altia announces development of a new product to support a new family of products from Freescale Semiconductor - the i.MX 6 series processors.

Early this year, Altia, Incorporated announced support of Freescale® Semiconductor’s new Vybrid™ controller solution devices. The winning combination of Freescale’s powerful silicon for multi-screen graphics and Altia’s Design and DeepScreen user interface engineering tools enable Vybrid controller solution customers to quickly and successfully implement and market products with sophisticated graphical user interfaces (GUIs).

Today, Altia announces development of a new product to support a new family of products from Freescale Semiconductor – the i.MX 6 series processors.

Freescale’s i.MX 6 series portfolio addresses a wide range of market needs for both automotive and smart devices. In automotive applications, the i.MX 6 series is able to meet scalable demands of connectivity, data delivery, digital instrumentation, audio and multi-stream video. The i.MX 6 series enables smart device developers to deliver a seamless natural user interface (NUI) experience that is rich in sound, touch, video and graphics, plus save time and costs by leveraging one design across a portfolio of devices. Altia’s suite of user interface development tools will give both groups the capability to create cool and custom user experiences for their products that are optimized to take full advantage of the features of their i.MX 6 series processor.

"Freescale is excited to continue our fruitful partnership with Altia. From lower-end parts like Qorrivva microcontrollers all the way up to Vybrid controller solutions and i.MX, we've had a long history together. Now, with the plan for DeepScreen support of the i.MX 6 series, we broaden that offering in an important way. The i.MX 6 series is a scalable playground that will naturally draw many UI developers -- and the Altia DeepScreen target for the series will help engineers and artists get their vision down onto the hardware," says Ken Obuszewski, Director of Marketing for Freescale’s i.MX products.

Jason Williamson, Altia’s Director of Marketing, adds, “Altia’s generated graphics code running on Freescale hardware is a proven production pairing. Together, Altia and Freescale technologies are driving some of the most exciting GUIs on the market. We are excited about the opportunity to serve automotive and smart device customers with the new Freescale i.MX 6 series of processors.”

Altia has a long-standing heritage in graphical user interface development, helping customers in the automotive, home appliance, , medical, consumer electronics and defense industries get state-of-the-art GUIs into production. Altia’sDeepScreen code generator supports a variety of Freescale hardware targets – including its Vybrid devices, i.MX 6 series, i.MX5 series, Qorivva MPC5645S and MPC5606S MCUs.

About Altia

Altia, Inc. is a software company that provides user interface design and development tools that can be used from concept to final product code. The company was founded in 1991. Its customers include United Technologies, Ford, Chrysler, NordicTrack, Guidant, Star Trac, Hollister, Lockheed Martin and hundreds of other leading manufacturers. For more information about Altia’s products and services, visit www.altia.com or contact Altia’s corporate headquarters at +1 719-598-4299.

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