March 3rd, 2010
New CEO Stefan Printz
Anders Borg has decided to step down as the CEO of Mobile Labs and is replaced by former CTO Stefan Printz: “I have dedicated a great deal of my career to language and font technology for the last 8 years, where the mobile industry has recently moved from bitmap-based to embedded outline-based font solutions. We are also proud to have one of the market’s most performance oriented and memory efficient font rendering engines. Combined with our state-of-the-art linguistic support, our solution is unique”, says Stefan Printz who started his professional career in language support back in 2002 by developing a complete CJK text rendering solution for Microcell and Siemens.
Anders Borg will continue his valuable work for Mobile Labs as the chairman of the board.
Mobile World Congress
The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is just one week away. Mobile Labs will be represented by CEO Stefan Printz who will bring demos of the latest products and technologies.
You are welcome to contact Stefan either before or during the event for a personal meeting via firstname.lastname@example.org or +46 706 330825.
v-rocs CJK with stain reduction
v-rocs CJK has been extended with a unique and in-house developed stain reduction algorithm for small-sized Chinese characters.
v-rocs for Android
Many mobile handset manufacturers are struggling with a complete language solution for Android, since the FreeType rendering engine shipped with Android does not supply any support for language scripts such as Devanagari (Hindi / Marathi), Arabic or Thai. Our licensees also have expressed their concerns in this area, which is why our core development team is now putting a lot of effort into providing an ideal solution for Android. See more below.
v-rocs Universal is the latest initiative from Mobile Labs core development team, which will feature on-the-fly rendering support of the latest OpenType 1.6 standard and world-wide language support. v-rocs Universal will use Android as the reference platform, and it’s targeted to become the ideal language solution for Android-based mobile handsets.
August 27th, 2009
A week ago Anders Borg was interviewed by TelecomTV, that was covering trends in the Swedish IT and mobile industries. Here’s the collective result:
NewsDesk: Is Sweden the New Silicon Valley?
July 14th, 2009
Complementing v-rocs Outline, v-rocs Outline CJK adds vector-based rendering of the complete GB18030-2000 (Mainland China: Simplified and Traditional) standard character set in less than 1 Mbyte, and requiring no additional integration effort.
The solution is also very fast: 3 times faster than rendering a normal OpenType font via FreeType, proven by integrating v-rocs Outline CJK in Google Android and running it on HTC Android phones (this integration is available to potential customers for evaluation).
Other CJK scripts, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea, are planned to be supported in the future, using the same core technology.
Please see Products – v-rocs Outline CJK for more information.
Let Mobile Labs help you become successful in the Chinese market!
June 11th, 2009
Mobile Labs has integrated v-rocs in Google Android. Primarily the integration was made to show that it’s easy to replace FreeType with v-rocs, that the rendering is of very high quality, as well as to showcase our upcoming very compact solution for CJK (Chinese, Japanese, Korean)languages. This is also a way to kickstart commercial projects.
A few benefits with v-rocs compared to FreeType:
- More CPU and memory efficient
- Provides improved automatic hinting
- Very accurate language logic for complex scripts such as Indic and Arabic
The photo shows a demo application we developed in Java to test the features of the v-rocs integration. Note though that all text rendered on the device is rasterized via v-rocs.
April 21st, 2009
We are intrigued to be chosen to participate in Nuance’s Mobile Developer Program. Nuance is the clear market leader in text input solutions for mobile devices (among other things).
As Nuance is focused on input solutions like predictive text and handwriting, and Mobile Labs on text rendering, the companies complement each other in a clean cut and mutually beneficial way.
Read more about the partnership here, with a quote from Anders Borg, CEO of Mobile Labs:
Nuance Mobile Developer Program Adds 12 Members, Accelerates Development of Mobile Ecosystem