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CyberLink YouCam FaceMe™ Facial Recognition Technology Chosen by AMD to Upgrade Human-Computer Experience on Processors Codenamed “Richland” and “Temash”
Taipei, Taiwan—January 8, 2013—CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), an innovative solutions provider for media creativity, is pleased to announce that AMD (NYSE: AMD) has chosen to license its FaceMe™ facial recognition technology featured in YouCam, and has applied this technology to the AMD Face Login application on its upcoming high-performance A-Series APU platform, “Richland” and its upcoming low-power, mobility APU, “Temash”. As we continue to enter the “Post-PC” era, where a keyboard and mouse may be less prevalent on a typical desk, CyberLink’s FaceMe™ technology enables AMD users to skip the lengthy process of typing usernames and passwords, offering a more enjoyable, intelligent human-computer interface.
“It’s been our pleasure to partner with AMD as they selected CyberLink’s unique FaceMe™ technology in YouCam for their users,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “CyberLink has been dedicated to upgrading consumers’ human-computer experience to a more convenient, user-friendly, and advanced level. With AMD’s recognition, we combine webcams and facial recognition technologies to create innovative usages that further enhance the typical users’ PC experience.”
“With AMD Face Login on our upcoming “Richland” and “Temash” APUs, you become the password,” said Neal Robison, Sr. Director of Consumer Content Application Support at AMD. “Leveraging CyberLink’s expertise in multimedia, we chose to adopt FaceMe™ facial recognition technology for AMD Face Login on platforms powered by the “Richland” APUs, aiming to provide a smarter human-computer interface for AMD users.”
CyberLink’s FaceMe™ technology provides a convenient access to Windows as well as multiple popular websites, including Facebook, Google, Yahoo!, Youtube, Amazon, etc. By using a smart face recognition algorithm, the solution can quickly detect and recognize the individual features from a webcam, then automatically sign the users in without filling out usernames and passwords. In addition, the technology features a new Face-out function that can automatically lock the screen, sleep, or hibernate the PC when necessary to further enhance PC privacy and save power consumption.
Founded in 1996, CyberLink Corp. is the world’s leading multimedia software company. With over 100 patented technologies that provide a solid foundation on which to continuously revolutionize the way multimedia is experienced, CyberLink’s visionary outlook has allowed the company to grow rapidly. This ultimately led to a record-breaking IPO on the Taiwan Over-the-Counter Exchange (OTC: 5203) in 2000. CyberLink is currently listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: 5203.TW).
CyberLink’s broad portfolio of multimedia applications can be categorized into two main areas: Media Entertainment – PowerDVD being the flagship product in this category, provides the latest in media playback on PCs, across devices in the home network, and on-the-go with portable smart devices; and Media Creation – offers a series of software to create enticing videos & photos, author Blu-ray & DVD discs and more. CyberLink has built strategic partnerships with leading CPU and GPU providers and a solid reputation for delivering high-quality, interoperable, and fast time-to-market solutions that keep our OEM partners from top PC brands on the leading edge. CyberLink's worldwide headquarters are located in Taipei, Taiwan, with regional operations offices in North America, Japan, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The company has 700 employees worldwide, with more than 500 engineers in product design and development.
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