SOURCE: Focus Enhancements

January 15, 2008 06:30 ET

Focus Enhancements and Macally, a Leading Supplier of Peripherals and Accessories for MP3 Players, to Demonstrate Wireless USB at Macworld 2008

Focus Enhancements' UWB Wireless Will Be the Enabling Technology

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - January 15, 2008) - Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technology, is partnering with Macally to deliver wireless USB for disk storage, which will be demonstrated at Macworld in San Francisco, January 15th to the 18th, at the Moscone Center, booth 926 in the South Hall.

Macally produces accessories for MP3 Players, input devices, mobile accessories and disk drive enclosures. Macally is a leading supplier of accessories for Apple products, including the iPhone and iPod.

"More and more portable electronic devices are media oriented," said Mike Chen from Macally's peripheral group. "Users want to carry large amounts of pictures, music and video around with them and are increasingly using portable storage to do so. We find connecting to these storage devices wirelessly is much more desirable than remembering to carry a cable. That's why we are working with Focus Enhancements to develop wireless disk technology."

"UWB technology is ideally suited to moving large amounts of media files from one place to another," said Mark Zadeh, vice president of sales for Focus Enhancements' semiconductor group. "We are excited to be working with Macally to enable its storage devices to work wirelessly. This expands upon the positive response we received at 2008 International CES last week for our wireless USB technology, which has been incorporated into hub and dongles and is being incorporated into reference designs for advanced media devices."

About Macally

Since 1975 Macally has been delivering aesthetically pleasing, high quality, competitively priced consumer electronic peripheral equipment and accessories to satisfied customers. The company's mission is to create easy-to-use products that add enjoyment -- not complexity -- to life. The company's innovative and attractive product lines provide solutions for customers' mobile lifestyle as well as the home and office. Macally's solutions include feature-rich MP3 accessories (headphones, speakers batteries and cables/adapters), mobile accessories (carrying cases, screen protectors, media readers, cables/adapters) and input devices (mice, keyboards and game controllers). For more information go to http://www.macally.com.

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. The company's Semiconductor Group develops wireless IC chip set based on WiMedia UWB standard and design as well as markets portable ICs to the video convergence, portable media, navigation systems and smartphone markets. The company's System 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 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, or by visiting the Focus Enhancements home page at http://www.focusinfo.com.

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Contact Information

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