SOURCE: Zoran Corporation

November 08, 2007 09:15 ET

Zoran Launches Next Generation Digital Processors for Laser Printers, MFPs and Scanners

Quatro® 4305 and 4310 Digital Printing Processors Offer Advanced Integration for Networked Office Equipment

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - November 8, 2007) - Zoran Corporation (NASDAQ: ZRAN) announced the availability of its Quatro® 4305 and 4310 digital processors for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of laser printers, multifunction printers (MFPs) and scanners.

These newest additions to Zoran's Quatro® line of digital processors are the industry's most highly integrated solutions, enabling OEMs to achieve a significantly lower bill of materials (BOM). At the heart of each processor is a high-performance ARM9™ family CPU core for managing print languages and network protocols and a Quatro® DSP core for high-quality image processing functions. The Quatro® 4305 and 4310 processors include Ethernet and USB interfaces, a memory card interface, laser clock generator, laser pulse width modulator, real-time clock, and scanner analog front-end.

"Zoran's Quatro® 4305 solution is optimized for use in printers, while the Quatro® 4310 is targeted for use in MFPs and scanners. Both solutions are cost-effective platforms with the processing power required to run IPS™, Zoran's print description language (PDL) interpreter firmware. PDLs continue to be a key requirement for the networked office equipment market since they help OEMs meet their customers' compatibility requirements," said Neil Epstein, senior director of product marketing, Zoran's Imaging Division. "OEMs have the option to choose the processor that best meets the level of functionality and performance required for various product line models."

"Zoran is a leading provider of printing solutions and customers look to us to develop powerful and practical Quatro® solutions to address the rapidly growing segments of the laser market, particularly color and MFP devices," said Simon Dolan, senior vice president and general manager, Zoran's Imaging Division. "Zoran's Quatro® 4305 and 4310 processors directly target these evolving markets and meet the cost and performance requirements of leading OEMs."

Quatro® processors target a growing range of markets and include the following products:

Product               Market Segment          CPU Core         DSP Core
-------               --------------          --------         --------
Quatro 4230           Tandem and multi-pass   400 MHz ARM11™   Dual 300 MHz
                      color laser printers
                      and MFPs

Quatro 4305 & 4310    Multi-pass color and    300 MHz ARM9     300 MHz
                      monochrome laser
                      printers and MFPs

Quatro 4200 Series    Inkjet MFPs and         67 MHz ARM7™     133 MHz
                      photo printers

Quatro 4050           Inkjet MFPs and         67 MHz ARM7      133 MHz
                      photo printers

To help OEMs reduce time-to-market Zoran also offers a complete development platform that is common across Zoran's Quatro® family of processors.

The Quatro® 4305 and 4310 processors are now available in sample quantities to qualified Zoran customers. For more information, please visit www.zoran.com or contact a Zoran sales representative at 781.791.6000.

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 Corporation'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 in hundreds of millions of homes and offices worldwide. With headquarters in the U.S. and operations in Canada, China, England, 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, Quatro, and IPS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Zoran Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in the United States or other countries. All other names and brands may be claimed as property of others.

ARM is a registered trademark of ARM Limited. ARM7, ARM9 and ARM11 are trademarks of ARM Limited. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders. "ARM" is used to represent ARM Holdings plc; its operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries: ARM, Inc.; ARM KK; ARM Korea Ltd.; ARM Taiwan Limited; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; ARM Belgium N.V.; AXYS Design Automation Inc.; ARM Germany GmbH; ARM Embedded Technologies Pvt. Ltd.; and ARM Norway, AS.

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