SOURCE: Focus Enhancements, Inc.

December 10, 2007 06:30 ET

LG Electronics Selects Focus Enhancements' TV-Out Technology for High Performance Embedded DVR

16-Channel Surveillance System One of Several LG Solutions to Incorporate Focus Enhancements' TV-Out Video Encoder Chips

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - December 10, 2007) - Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technology, video conversion and digital media, today announced its FS454 TV-out encoder chip was selected by LG Electronics to power its LE3100D series of Embedded Digital Video Recorders (DVR). The LG LE3100D series is one of several products utilizing Focus Enhancements' TV-out video encoder chip technology.

"We are delighted by the opportunity to continue working closely with LG and to further strengthen our relationship with this key customer," said Mark Zadeh, vice president of worldwide sales for Focus Enhancements' semiconductor group. "We are committed to our customers' success and to helping them achieve their strategic goals."

"We selected the Focus TV-out chip for this embedded DVR because of its superior performance and high video quality," said Mr. J W Park, project leader for LG's Security Group. "With Focus Enhancements' leading TV-out technology, our customers get exceptional video quality for their security systems, where clean images are crucial."

The LE3100D series of embedded DVR incorporates a new type of recording technology that is much less susceptible to virus attacks and tampering from the outside. The recording systems can record up to 16 different closed circuit television cameras and output TV video in multi-channel, picture-in-picture and picture-over-picture playback options.

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

About LG Electronics

LG Electronics Inc. (KSE: 06657) is the leader in consumer electronics and mobile communications. The company has more than 72,000 employees working in 77 subsidiaries and marketing units around the world. LG Electronics is the world's largest producer of CDMA handsets, residential air conditioners, optical storage devices and home theatre systems. With total revenue of more than USD 35 billion (consolidated USD 45 billion); LG Electronics is comprised of four business units: Mobile Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Digital Media. LG Electronics Digital Display Company provides core technologies for cutting-edge digital products and is a world leader in digital display products including Plasma TVs, LCD TVs and Monitors, and HDTV (high-definition televisions). For more information, please visit

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