Logipard

Logipard
 sold to ARM

December 2008

Logipard: Developing semiconductor IP, hardware and software for power-efficient video encode and decode acceleration

"We are thrilled to see that a major technology company wants to further develop our unique competence in video technology. We are convinced that the new owner will support and develop this technology even further."

Anders Norling, CEO of Anoto Group

Founded

2006

Employees

15+

Devices using Logipard

30m+

Headquarters

Lund, Sweden

Provider of the latest major video compression technology

Anoto is a Swedish publicly listed company concentrating on digital pen technology.

Out of its operations it had grown a video technology subsidiary called Logipard, a developer of semiconductor IP, hardware and software for power-efficient video encode and decode acceleration. Logipard in its own right eventually grew into significant operations, with broad application beyond Anoto’s core operations, which led to the sale of the Company to release the value created in the subsidiary.

Logipard’s video technology has shipped in more than 30 million mobile phones to date. The Company is the leading provider of video IP to one of the world’s leading mobile technology suppliers for platforms used by LG Electronics and two other leading mobile handset OEMs.

Providing an integrated multimedia platform post acquisition

UK-listed ARM Holdings, the world’s largest semiconductor IP company, acquired Logipard to add video encoders to its product range of IP cores.

The acquisition adds world-class video and imaging technology to the ARM portfolio, making it the only IP provider with the in-depth experience and understanding required to meet the market need for an entire range of system elements, from memory controllers, interconnect, application and embedded processors to graphics processors, video engines, physical IP and embedded firmware.

The combination of the Mali graphics processor, the video processor technology acquired with Logipard, and ARM's own processors would allow ARM to provide customers with an integrated multimedia platform. Such integrated capabilities are highly important for mobile computers, portable media players and digital TVs.


Stella EOC acted as sole advisor to the sellers.