Rightware

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Type Private
Industry Information Technology
Founded 2009
Headquarters Espoo, Finland
Key people Tero Sarkkinen (Founder), Jonas Geust[1] (CEO)
Employees 50–100
Website rightware.com

Rightware is a Finnish software development company that provides user interface solution[2] as well as benchmark applications for mobile, automotive and other embedded industries.[3] Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Rightware has offices in United States, China, Taiwan and Germany. In 2011, the company was listed as one of the top 100 innovative companies in Europe by Red Herring.[4]

History[edit]

Rightware was founded in December 2009 after it got a €3 million investment to acquire the mobile business unit from Futuremark Corporation.[5]

In January 2011, Rightware officially released a UI design software called Kanzi UI Solution, and demonstrated a stereoscopic 3D home screen for Android made by Kanzi at Mobile World Congress 2011.[6]

Kanzi UI solution is adopted by Audi for developing three-dimensional graphics IVI in all Audi cars.[7][8] The first commercial vehicle series A3 with Kanzi technology were shipped in June 2012.[9] Visteon, a global supplier of vehicle electronics, also showcased its HMI application utilizing Kanzi technology in June 2013.[10]

Besides Kanzi, Rightware also continues to develop new benchmarking tools. In April 2013, Rightware launched Basemark X built on top of Unity 4.0,[11] and Basemark ES 3.0, which was used to test the first OpenGL ES 3.0 production silicon made by Vivante.[12]

In May 2013, Rightware raised another $5.2 million in venture capital funding.[13]

Products[edit]

Kanzi UI Solution[edit]

Rightware launched Kanzi UI Solution in January 2011, which consists of two parts: Kanzi studio and Kanzi engine.

  • Kanzi engine: enables UI designs to be executed on any device supporting OpenGL ES. Kanzi UI Engine is written in C and is compatible with OpenGL ES 1.x and OpenGL ES 2.0.

Benchmarks[edit]

Rightware develops benchmarks for embedded devices to analyze the performance of embedded devices, which produces scores with higher numbers indicating better performance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://finance.yahoo.com/news/rightware-appoints-ceo-key-step-140000991.html
  2. ^ "Kanzi Creates 3D UIs for Android". Android Headlines. 2010-08-27. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  3. ^ "BaseMark GUI from RightWare Launches: SoCs Benchmarked". AnandTech. 2011-01-11. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  4. ^ 2011 RED HERRING EUROPE FINALISTS at the Wayback Machine (archived August 27, 2010)
  5. ^ Vesterinen, Ville (2010-01-08). "Rightware Buys Futuremark's Mobile Unit And Closes A €3m Investment". ArcticStartup. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  6. ^ Kyle Thibaut (2011-02-12). "Exclusive: Images And Video Of Rightware's Stereoscopic 3D Android Interface | TechCrunch". Crunchgear.com. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  7. ^ Takahashi, Dean (30 January 2013). "Rightware finds a home for its Kanzi user interface in car computers and mobile devices". VentureBeat. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Nguyen, Hubert (29 January 2013). "Rightware’s Kanzi Interface May Soon Power Your Car Dashboard". Übergizmo. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "User controls and display in the new Audi A3". Audi. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "Rightware® and Visteon Demonstrate Visual Effects and Photorealistic Graphics at 2nd Annual Car HMI Conference in Berlin, Germany". Business Wire. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  11. ^ Sunil (10 April 2013). "Rightware launches Basemark: a cross-platform mobile benchmark". GSMArena Blog. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Vivante OpenGL ES 3.0 production silicon successfully runs Rightware Basemark ES 3.0 Benchmark". Khronos Group. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  13. ^ Lomas, Natasha (14 May 2013). "Finnish Startup Rightware Closes $5.2M Series B To Drive Global Growth Of Its Embedded UI Creation Tool Business". TechCrunch. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "RightWare Launches Basemark ES 2.0 Taiji Free for Android, iOS". AnandTech. 22 December 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  15. ^ "Vivante OpenGL ES 3.0 production silicon successfully runs Rightware Basemark ES 3.0 Benchmark". Khronos Group. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  16. ^ "Basemark Halti annouced, an OpelGL ES 3.0 benchmark for your smartphone". TweakTown. 16 December 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  17. ^ "Rightware Releases Basemark CL for Multicore Benchmarking". Khronos Group. 31 January 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  18. ^ "Rightware Launches New Basemark GUI Benchmark". Bright Side of News. 13 August 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  19. ^ "MarketWatch.com". MarketWatch.com. Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  20. ^ "Rightware launches Browsermark 2.0 multi-platform Browser Benchmark tool". Fone Arena. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  21. ^ "Rightware officially launches Basemark X". Fudzilla. 10 April 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2013. 

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