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Zoran Corporation

February 08, 2010 09:15 ET

Sharp MFPs With Zoran's IPS Print Language Software Win 2009 Industry Line of the Year Award From Buyers Lab

Rigorous Two-Month Testing Yields Excellence Awards for Print Devices Using IPS PDL Interpreters From Zoran

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - February 8, 2010) - Zoran Corporation (NASDAQ: ZRAN) announced that Sharp's multifunction product (MFP) line, using Zoran's IPS software solution, won the highest award given by Buyers Laboratory Inc., the leading global provider of testing services to the digital imaging industry, with its Line of the Year Award. Sharp's MFPs, covering the entire spectrum of color and monochrome from 26 to 50 pages per minute, also earned an additional eight 'Picks.'

"Sharp is honored to have won this prestigious award for its line of MFPs," said Cliff Quiroga, senior director of product management, Sharp Electronics America. "Zoran's page description language or PDL technology, which is offered in many of the Sharp devices recognized as outstanding by Buyers Lab, is a direct contributor to enhanced performance."

"Buyers Lab's Line of the Year is awarded once a year to the vendor whose product line is determined to be the best overall, based on its cumulative test results in Buyers Lab rigorous two-month laboratory evaluation," said George Mikolay, assignments editor, Buyers Lab. "Among the many factors evaluated are reliability, image quality, productivity, ease of use, scanning and overall value. Sharp earned high marks in the majority of these areas."

"We are pleased that many of Buyers Lab's Fall 2009 'Pick' or top-performance honors were given to devices which incorporate Zoran's IPS software," said Kevin Andresen, director software product marketing, Zoran's Imaging Division. "Clearly the flexibility, high performance and compatibility of our IPS print language solution contribute to the success of many products in various market segments."

Zoran's IPS print language software, which includes interpreters for PostScript, PCL 5, PCL XL, PDF and XPS, is available immediately to qualified customers. For more information, please visit or contact a sales representative at 781-791-6000.

About Sharp

Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS® Liquid Crystal Televisions, 1-Bit™ digital audio products, SharpVision® projection products, Notevision® multimedia projectors, Insight® Microwave Drawer® appliances, SuperSteam™ ovens, Plasmacluster® air purifiers and the OnEnergy™ solar system. For more information visit Sharp Electronics Corporation at

About Buyers Laboratory

Since 1961, Buyers Lab has been the leading independent office-equipment testing lab and business consumer advocate. In addition to publishing the industry's most comprehensive and accurate test reports on office document imaging devices, each representing months of exhaustive hands-on testing in BLI's US and UK laboratories, the company has been the leading source for extensive databases of specifications and pricing on copiers, printers, fax machines and multifunctional products. The company's databases cover over 10,000 products and have a long-standing reputation for being the industry's most trustworthy and complete source for global competitive intelligence. They are available to BLI subscribers online via the company's bliQ competitive information service. This encyclopedic resource also provides quick and easy access to BLI's First Look Reports, Field Test Reports, Lab Test Reports, Solutions Reports, and BLI-produced articles.

In addition to the testing of office equipment for its subscribers, Buyers Lab provides consulting services to buyers and a vast array of confidential for-hire private testing services that include document imaging device beta and pre-launch testing, performance certification testing, consumables testing (such as toner, ink and photoconductors), software and solutions and print media testing (including virgin and recycled papers).

For more information on Buyers Lab, please call 201-488-0404, visit, or e-mail

About Zoran Corporation

Zoran Corporation, based in Sunnyvale, California, is a leading provider of digital solutions in the digital entertainment and digital imaging markets. With over two decades of expertise developing and delivering digital signal processing technologies, Zoran has pioneered high-performance digital audio and video, imaging applications and Connect Share Entertain technologies for the digital home. Zoran's proficiency in integration delivers major benefits for OEM customers, including greater capabilities within each product generation, reduced system costs, and shorter time to market. Zoran-based DTV, set-top box, DVD, digital camera, multimedia mobile phone, and multifunction printer products have received recognition for excellence and are now in hundreds of millions of homes and offices worldwide. With headquarters in the U.S. and additional operations in China, England, France, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Sweden and Taiwan, Zoran may be contacted on the World Wide Web at or at 408-523-6500.

Zoran and the Zoran logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Zoran Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. All other names and brands may be claimed as property of others.

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