GEO Semiconductor Inc

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GEO Semiconductor Inc.
Industry Fabless Semiconductor
Founded June 11, 2009 (2009-06-11)
Founder Paul Russo
Headquarters San Jose, California, United States

GEO Semiconductor Inc. is a privately held fabless semiconductor company that designs video and geometry processing integrated circuits. Founded in 2009 by Paul Russo, the company is best known for its eWARP™ geometric processing engine that provides the only solution able to concatenate multiple transforms in real-time with HD resolutions up to 60fps.[1] GEO acquired this technology, along with the Teranex SIMD video processing architecture, from Silicon Optix Inc. in 2009.[2][3]

On January 1, 2013, GEO completed the acquisition of Mobilygen, the digital video IC business of Maxim Integrated.[4] Through the acquisition, the company expanded its portfolio to include a series of H.264 video compression SoCs.[5]

With the introduction of real-time video analytics into its video processors, the company is targeting the automotive camera/HUD, surveillance, and cloud-based consumer camera markets.[6]

GEO's list of customers includes the well known electronics brands Philips, Sony, Panasonic, Sharp, Samsung and Toshiba.[7]


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  4. ^ "GEO Semiconductor Completes Acquisition of Maxim Integrated's Digital Video Processing Business". GEO Semiconductor Inc. 
  5. ^ McGrath, Dylan. "GEO Semi to buy Maxim's video IC business". EETimes. 
  6. ^ Johnson, R Colin. "Geo Semi tackles video analytics". EETimes. 
  7. ^ "50+ Customers in Production". GEO Semiconductor Inc. Retrieved 25 June 2013.