Blackmagic Design Buys Teranex
Teranex Plans to Continue Customer Support and Sales as Blackmagic Subsidiary
Teranex said it will continue to provide its own customer support and sales, and plans to continue developing products based on its SIMD array-processing technology. Teranex has most recently added 3D capabilities to its product line, with camera-alignment, dual-channel conversions, and 3D simulation features available. A Blackmagic representative confirmed that Teranex will retain both its employees and its location in Orlando, Florida. Further details weren’t announced, but it seems likely we’ll get more information on Blackmagic’s plans in the NAB 2012 time frame.
Its landing at Blackmagic represents the first time Teranex, a brand that’s synonymous with video conversion in this industry, has been aligned specifically with broadcast and post-production – Teranex’s work on real-time video processing has its roots in the invention of the geometric arithmetic parallel processor (GAPP) array by WÃ…Â‚odzimierz HolsztyÃ…Â„ski as part of U.S. military application development at Lockheed Martin (then Martin Marietta). After being spun off in 1998, Teranex has been owned by Silicon Optix (which became part of semiconductor company IDT in 2008) and, since 2009, Jupiter Systems, which provides display-wall processors to the U.S. military.
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