January 29, 2007
CENTRALITY AND ATHENA SIGN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LICENSING AGREEMENT
Gainesville, FL - January 29, 2007 - The Athena Group, Inc., announced today an agreement to license intellectual property to Centrality Communications, a leading developer of GPS navigation infotainment processors. As part of the agreement, Centrality has taken delivery of Athena's leading signal processing product, a high performance computation engine from Athena's Atomic™ signal processing library.
"Athena's customers not only value the benefits of our technology," says Dr. Jon Mellott, CTO of Athena, "but they choose Athena because of the reduced TCO. With our advanced technology and automated implementation process, we can quickly deliver a customized implementation, optimized for each user's unique requirements."
Proprietary arithmetic technology enables remarkable levels of power reduction and area conservation across Athena's entire family of Atomic signal processing functions and GPS preprocessors. Though very efficient at any performance level, Athena's technology easily scales to extremely high performance, making it ideal for the most challenging applications - whether that challenge is total performance or minimum power consumption.
"Centrality requires the highest performance IP to help deliver leading edge processors for navigation," says David Wang, Director of Marketing of Centrality. "Our schedule was very tight, and the computation engine was a very complex design. Athena was able to deliver a solution optimized for our requirements in a matter of weeks."
About The Athena Group, Inc.
The Athena Group, Inc., of Gainesville, Florida licenses signal processing technology that delivers breakthrough performance, reduced area, and reduced power consumption in a broad range of SoC products. Athena technology is ideal for leading edge applications such as secure e-commerce, wireless broadband, and satellite communications.
Athena was founded in 1986 and is privately held. For more information, please visitwww.athena-group.com.
About Centrality Communications
Centrality is a leading developer of semiconductor system solutions for GPS navigation products. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, Centrality also has a worldwide presence with branch offices in Shanghai, Taipei, Seoul, and Brussels. Centrality's Atlas™ and Titan™ family of navigation processors together deliver the new standard in features and value for the navigation infotainment systems (NIS) market. By leveraging Centrality's suite of reference platforms, leading NIS manufacturers can deliver compelling products and services to market quickly. For more information, please visit: www.centralitynav.com.
Pat Rugg, VP Sales and Marketing
The Athena Group, Inc.
408 W. University Avenue, Suite 306
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: (352) 371-2567 ext. 307
Toll-free: (800) 741-7440