SOURCE: Zoran Corporation

September 08, 2008 09:15 ET

Zoran Announces New SupraTV® 260 Processor Family Optimized for Pay Satellite and Cable Set-Top Box Markets

DVN China Cable Set-Top Box Using Zoran's SupraTV® 260-Based Reference Design Demonstrated at IBC 2008 in Amsterdam

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - September 8, 2008) - Zoran Corporation (NASDAQ: ZRAN) announced its new SupraTV® 260 family of highly integrated processors for pay cable and satellite set-top boxes is now sampling.

The SupraTV® 260 processor is used in a new family of China Cable Set-Top Boxes from DVN that will be demonstrated at the International Broadcast Convention (IBC) 2008 at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition Center, September 12-16. Zoran's SupraTV® 260-based reference design for global cable and satellite set-top box markets also will be demonstrated in its private meeting room in Hall 1, Mezzanine Level, Balcony suite B9.

"DVN used Zoran's two previous generations of SupraTV® processors in the design of our China Cable Set-Top Boxes. We chose the new SupraTV® 260 processor for our next generation of China Cable Set-Top boxes because it offers significant advances in integration, performance, user interfaces, and a lower bill of materials. We expect the new models to enter volume production in the coming months," said Terry Lui, chief executive officer of DVN Holdings, a leading provider of digital transmission platforms for Pay TV and Cable TV markets in China.

"We are delighted that new set-top box products based on our SupraTV® processors will be deployed by DVN. The SupraTV® 260 processor is optimized for global standard definition MPEG-2 cable set-top boxes. We believe Zoran's integration and feature set delivers a leading edge solution for the China Cable market, as well as other emerging global cable markets such as India and new segments in the U.S.," said Ram Ofir, senior vice president, general manager Zoran's home entertainment division.

The SupraTV® 260 family of processors is optimized for pay cable and satellite set-top boxes using standard definition MPEG-2. Advanced features enabling manufacturers to offer highly differentiated products even in cost-sensitive markets include: 10/100 Ethernet MAC, digital video recording hardware and software including picture-in-picture based on USB 2.0 hard drives, MPEG-4 Advanced Simple Profile and JPEG hardware decoding, NDS ICAM and other advanced security (enabled in the SupraTV® 265 version), Broadcast Television Systems Committee (BTSC) encoding for U.S. cable, and USB 2.0 for decoding external files using various formats.

The SupraTV® 260 family integrates a high performance MIPS32 CPU with a Memory Management Unit supporting 16bit DDR DRAM, multi-format demodulator supporting DVB-C / QAM Annex B / QPSK demodulation, programmable multi-stream transport demultiplexer with NDS and other advanced security support, 10/100 Ethernet MAC, audio processing unit supporting MPEG and decoding of other formats as well as BTSC encoding, MPEG video decoder supporting both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 Advanced Simple Profile, high quality video scalar and de-interlacer with an advanced 2D graphics engine, hardware JPEG decoding, digital video encoder, audio DAC, digital timing oscillator, and smart card protection and control functions. The SupraTV® 260 processor also supports two tuner digital video recording using an external USB hard drive.

About Zoran Corporation

Zoran Corporation, based in Sunnyvale, California, is a leading provider of digital solutions in the growing digital entertainment and digital imaging markets. With 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 DVD, digital camera, DTV, multimedia mobile phone, and multifunction printer products have received recognition for excellence and are now hundreds of millions of homes and offices worldwide. With headquarters in the U.S. and additional operations in Canada, China, England, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, Zoran may be contacted on the World Wide Web at www.zoran.com or at 408-523-6500.

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

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