SOURCE: Focus Enhancements

November 01, 2007 09:30 ET

Focus Enhancements Announces Availability of a Second Generation System-in-Package Module for Wireless UWB Applications

Compact and Economical Engineering Samples Shipped to Customers

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - November 1, 2007) - Focus Enhancements Inc (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technology, video conversion and digital media, announced that its second generation UWB technology is now available in a compact and economical System-in-Package (SiP) form factor. The company has begun shipping samples to customers for use in product development.

"Our customers are starting to implement product designs with our high-performance UWB chips," said Brett Moyer, Focus Enhancements' president and chief executive officer. "We anticipate material contribution to revenue from UWB chipsets in 2008 as a result of shipping these samples. This is a significant step on our path to growing revenue and achieving profitability. As more customers incorporate our technology into their products, we expect robust revenue contribution from UWB product in 2008 and beyond."

Based on the WiMedia and ECMA-368/ECMA-369 international standards, as well as the Certified Wireless USB specification from the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), the module (TT•1013) combines the company's analog front-end radio frequency (RF) transceiver chip with its newest version of the digital baseband processor (DBP)/media access controller (MAC) chip. Target customers include major personal computer (PC) peripheral manufacturers and consumer electronic (CE) companies. Engineering samples are available for immediate delivery.

About Focus Enhancements, Inc.

Focus Enhancements Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), headquartered in Campbell, CA, is a leading designer of world-class solutions in advanced, proprietary video and wireless video technologies. Many of the world's largest technology companies partner with Focus Enhancements for high performance TV encoder, UWB, and video convergence solutions. The company's Semiconductor Group develops integrated circuits (ICs) for high-performance applications in the video convergence market, including IPTV set-top boxes and portable media players. Focus Enhancements is currently developing a wireless IC chip set based on the WiMedia UWB standard and designed to be compatible with Wireless USB, and used in personal computer (PC), consumer electronics (CE), and mobile electronics applications. The company's Systems Group develops video products for the digital media markets, with customers in the broadcast, video production, digital signage and digital asset management markets. More information on Focus Enhancements may be obtained from the company's SEC filings, or by visiting the Focus Enhancements home page at http://www.focusinfo.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Statements in this press release which are not historical, including statements regarding management's intentions, hopes, expectations, representations, plans or predictions about the future are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include statements regarding management's plans to complete its semiconductor chip designs, and the performance of its technology, including UWB in silicon. Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include customers' acceptance of recently introduced products, changes in customer order patterns, unforeseen increased costs and delays in research and development, the company's ability to maintain adequate funding to develop and implement UWB technology, the performance and acceptance of its UWB technology when successfully moved to silicon and include the risk factors specified in the company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, and Form 10-Q for the periods ending March 31, 2007 and June 30, 2007 as well as other filings with the SEC. These statements are based on information as of November 1, 2007 and the company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contact Information

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    Focus Enhancements, Inc.
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