Thundersoft Launches TurboX to Drive Faster Design and Time-to-Market of Intelligent IoT Devices
Thundersoft-Enabled Drone, Robot, VR, Smart Camera, Connected Car Solutions to be Shown at CES 2017

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Thundersoft (SZ: 300496), a world leading intelligent hardware operating system and platform technology provider, today introduced its TurboX Smart Core Platform, an open platform for intelligent hardware products, which includes Thundersoft System-on-Module (SoM), customized software and operating systems (OS), algorithms, the development board as well as customization services to optimize for the customer's use case. The company will have an invitation-only showcase of Thundersoft-enabled virtual reality (VR) all-in-one headset, pocket-size drone, consumer robot, smart camera, as well as connected car software demonstrations at the Wynn Hotel at the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Thundersoft TurboX Addresses Needs of Various Intelligent Hardware Markets

Built on Thundersoft's eight-year expertise and experience in semiconductor technologies, smartphone operating systems and algorithms along with Qualcomm®'s chip technology, the TurboX Smart Core Platform provides an integrated solution including SoM, OS, algorithms and SDK to build a foundation platform for intelligent hardware. The TurboX platform supports customization capabilities to address different intelligent hardware markets.

"TurboX aims to boost and accelerate the transition of development of different kinds of intelligent hardware into the commercialization of smart, connected products like drones, smart cameras, VR headsets, robots and smart homes," said Larry Geng, CEO of Thundersoft.

"Specifically, the objective of the TurboX Smart Core Platform is to drive faster development of innovative smart devices on the edge by applying Thundersoft's expertise in OS technology and platform software to validated SoM hardware based on the latest low-power, high-performance SoCs from leading vendors," added Richard Yeh, general manager of Thundersoft America.

In 2016, Thundersoft supported some major OEMs and helped them develop and deliver their flagship products in a short time, such as

  • ZEROTECH's Dobby pocket drone (based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight™ platform)
  • Zero Zero Robotics' Hover Camera flying camera (based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight platform)
  • Whaley VR Standalone X1 all-in-one headset (based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor)
  • HiScene HiAR Glasses (based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor)
  • SK Telecom's home smart camera (based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor)

At CES 2017, Thundersoft will showcase most of the above-mentioned and other intelligent hardware products.

Thundersoft Enhances Connected Car Software Capabilities

Thundersoft has established itself as a major player to deliver user-friendly solutions for connected car human-machine interface systems. The company has been providing in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and cluster OS solutions to car OEMs and tier-one suppliers worldwide.

"With the advent of the connected car, it is now more important than ever to have highly optimized software to deliver all the performance, security, connectivity and usability available as well as the user experience in next-generation human-machine interfaces," said Larry Geng, CEO of Thundersoft. "We want to accelerate technological innovations in the transformation of the automotive industry, especially in the smart, connected car area."

In 2016 Thundersoft acquired the China's Appsys ProAudio and the Finish startup Rightware, who have empowered tens of millions of cars with well-tuned audio and high-performance Kanzi studio and engine, to enhance the competence of excellent user experience design.

At CES 2017, Thundersoft will showcase an integrated Cockpit with IVI, cluster and info-ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System). These solutions run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 automotive processor and the Renesas R-Car H3 automotive computing platform. The cluster is empowered by Rightware's Kanzi GUI engine. The Cockpit solution incorporates OpenSynergy's hypervisor, an essential component of its virtualization technology. Thundersoft will also demonstrate a cost-effective display audio solution with mobile phone connectivity.

About Thundersoft

Headquartered in Beijing and listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZ: 300496), Thundersoft is a world leading provider of mobile operating system and smart device solutions. The company is delivering solutions and services to markets including smartphone, tablet, IoT, automotive and enterprise, with full-stack engineering resources covering software and hardware. Through its expertise in operating systems including Android, Linux, Windows and others, a broad software and algorithm technology portfolio, strategic partnerships with key semiconductor vendors, and a global support network, Thundersoft is a valuable and trusted partner to worldwide customers aiming to build innovative and high-quality smart devices that can be launched into the market with short development time. Thundersoft has seven R&D centers in China and global presence in Japan, South Korea, and the U.S. Learn more at

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