Research and Innovation Centers
Technicolor has a worldwide network of Research & Innovation Centers. These centers focus on specific Research Programs.
Technicolor's Research and Innovation Center in Hanover was established in 1983 as an offspring of the former Basic Research Lab of Telefunken. The site is located in the heart of Germany, in close proximity to many of its renowned universities and research institutes. The R&I center has cultivated a rich network with other research labs in Germany and Europe, also engaging regularly in German and European funded, collaborative projects.
During the more than 25 years of its existence, the center has contributed in several fields: from pioneering research on the digitization of consumer electronic systems (e.g. on audio/video compression, incl. MPEG-2 video and mp3) through numerous innovations on digital storage systems (e.g. on DVC, DVD, Blu-ray, solid-state memory) to applied research on successful professional solutions for broadcasters and content creators.
Today, the center is dedicated to developing the high(est)-quality technologies that are required to serve the needs of the media and entertainment industry. The team leverages its experience and understanding of both, ongoing fundamental research and the requirements of professionals from the fields, in order to deliver true innovation. The main work topics comprise film/video enhancement, extraction and management of meta data, analysis and processing of 3D stereoscopic and multi-view video, super-resolution video, and high-quality processing of spatial audio.
Hanover Research and Innovation Center
Karl-Wiechert Allee 74
D 30625 Hanover
Technicolor Opens its New Research Lab Dedicated to Content Discovery and Personalization, in Palo Alto, California
23rd June 2010 | 20:00
Paris (France) – 23 June 2010 - Technicolor (Euronext Paris 18453; NYSE: TCH) announced today that it would open a new research lab dedicated to personalization of digitally delivered content and services in Palo Alto, California.
Creation of the new lab is consistent with the company’s intention to leverage its strong positions among content creators and distributors in order to provide more innovative and engaging services to users, especially within the context of the digital home. It will also serve to enhance the company’s research skills in content discovery.
The new Technicolor research lab focused on content discovery and personalization will be based in Palo Alto, California, a decision supported by the company’s Scientific Advisory Board. The San Francisco Bay Area was selected for the scientific excellence of its universities, including Technicolor’s established relationship with Stanford, and for the potential for interaction within the Silicon Valley technology ecosystem.
Technicolor’s Scientific Advisory Board, created in 2009, consists of internationally renowned researchers as well as media and entertainment industry technical experts. Its mission is to reinforce the company’s technological leadership.
The new Palo Alto lab will open during the fourth quarter of 2010.
Technicolor is a company listed on NYSE Euronext Paris and NYSE stock exchanges, and this press release contains certain statements that constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the future results expressed, forecasted or implied by such forward-looking statements. For a more complete list and description of such risks and uncertainties, refer to Technicolor’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and its filings with the French Autorité des marchés financiers.
With more than 95 years of experience in entertainment innovation, Technicolor serves an international base of entertainment, software, and gaming customers. The company is a leading provider of production, postproduction, and distribution services to content creators and distributors. Technicolor is one of the world’s largest film processors; one of the largest independent manufacturers and distributors of DVDs (including Blu-ray Disc); and a leading global supplier of set-top boxes and gateways. The company also operates an Intellectual Property and Licensing business.
The Technicolor Paris Research and Innovation Center was established in October 2005. The newest Technicolor center focuses its research activities primarily on long-term and exploratory initiatives with collaboration with academic partners. Content delivery and network technologies constitute the principal research topics.
The Paris Research and Innovation Center will help Technicolor identify new communication services and new ways to provide value-added services on the Internet, as well as in next generation communication infrastructures.
The center is also dedicated to developing strong relationships with the worldwide research community.
Paris Research & Innovation Center
1, rue Jeanne d’Arc
92443 Issy-les-Moulineaux Cedex
Pieter Van Der Linden
France Center Director:
Rennes Research Center
975 avenue des Champs Blancs
35576 CESSON SEVIGNE CEDEX
Technicolor's largest Research and Innovation Center, creating and developing innovative solutions for media & entertainment industries, is located in Rennes.
Rennes Research and Innovation Center is close to Universities, Engineering Schools and other Research Labs within the Rennes Technology Park (Atalante). The Rennes Center is at the heart of a Pole of Excellence (R&D Site established in Rennes in 1973 containing several Technicolor entities) for the whole digital image chain, developing set top box platforms, compression products, IP video network modules; designing systems on chip; exploring new technologies of digital video transmission with high expertise in security. The Center contributes to master digital technologies, video systems in content production/post-production environments and to delivery of electronic content distribution services over wireless & broadband networks.
The Rennes center has also very involved in Cooperative Programs funded by the French Government Authorities and the European Commission.
Rennes Research and Innovation Center:
Content security is a key element of the Technicolor strategy, both in terms of Research, Intellectual Property, technology and solutions. Piracy and its impact of keeping content secure are among the greatest concerns of the Media & Entertainment and Communications industry...
The Compression domain creates, develops, and implements video and audio compression technologies for the short and long term. Technicolor’s history in compression research dates back more than 20 years and includes many successes.
Signal Acquisition & Processing
Signal processing is necessary at every stage of the audio and video chain in order to reach the best possible sound/image performance. Our innovative Signal Processing program is focusing on bringing value to our customers
The transition to digital transmission and ubiquitous use of Internet protocols has resulted in several disruptive transitions over the last two decades. These include two generations of digital satellite broadcast, standardization of terrestrial broadcast in the US, in Europe and in Asia, and the evolution of voice, data and video services over two-way cable, DSL and wireless networks.