SOURCE: Focus Enhancements

December 19, 2006 10:30 ET

Focus Enhancements to Demonstrate High Frequency UWB and Video Convergence Technology at International CES 2007

Company Will Highlight the Digital Media Applications for Its Semiconductor Chips; Including UWB Solutions for A/V Distribution, Certified Wireless USB Technology and TV-Out Chips for Portable Media Players

CAMPBELL, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 19, 2006 -- Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in video production, PC-to-TV conversion and Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technology, today announced it will demonstrate its industry leading, UWB technology and its high quality TV-out chips for portable media players (PMPs) at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on January 8th through January 11th, 2007 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth 8557, in the Central Hall. In addition, the company will feature its wireless UWB solutions operating in upper WiMedia Band, above 6GHz, in the WiMedia TechZone, booth 13544B, also located in Central Hall.

At the show, Focus Enhancements will be displaying the following:

--  TV-out video chips for Set-top Boxes and portable media players
--  The Microsoft Zune portable media player featuring the Focus FS456 TV-
    out chip
--  Industry leading UWB technology, which is designed to be compliant
    with WiMedia UWB Standards and Certified Wireless USB technology
--  UWB technology with WiMedia operation in the higher bands necessary
    for acceptance in Europe - WiMedia Bands 1 through 8 - up to 7.4 GHz
--  Wireless streaming video distribution based on the WiMedia UWB

Visitors to the Focus Enhancement booth will be instantly transported into the home entertainment room and office-of-the-future. See how applications for Certified Wireless USB technology will include video camcorders, digital cameras, printers, USB hubs, PDAs, remote media servers and all forms of video distribution in home entertainment.

The company will be showing reference designs used in PMPs and advanced Internet Protocol Set-top Boxes (IP-STBs), developed in partnership with leading platform providers such as Freescale, AMD, Raza, Intel, and nVidia. In addition, the company will be showing recently introduced PMP players from Microsoft (Zune) and Toshiba (GigaBeat) using the company's FS456 TV-out encoders to display video to a TV.

UWB Frequency Bands

WiMedia UWB uses distinct bands (approximately 500 MHz each). Standard UWB implementation uses the first three of these bands (up to approximately 4.8 GHz). Europe prefers using high frequency bands starting at near 6 GHz. Focus UWB, based on the WiMedia Standard, provides coverage up to approximately 7.4 GHz, providing coverage today for both US and European markets.

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 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

Safe Harbor Statement

Statements in this press release which are not historical including statements regarding management's intentions, hopes, expectations, representations, plans or predictions about the future are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include statements regarding management's plans to complete its Ultra Wideband (UWB) semiconductor chip designs, and the performance of its UWB technology in silicon. Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include unforeseen increased costs in research and development, the company's ability to maintain adequate funding to develop and implement UWB technology, the performance and acceptance of its UWB technology when successfully moved to silicon and the risk factors specified in the company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005, Form 10-Q for the periods ended March 31, 2006, June 30, 2006 and September 30, 2006, as well as other filings with the SEC. These statements are based on information as of December 19, 2006 and the company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contact Information

  • Focus Enhancements:

    Mike Kelly
    VP of Marketing, Semi Group
    Email Contact

    Focus Investors:

    Kirsten Chapman
    Lippert/Heilshorn & Assoc.
    Email Contact

    Focus Press:

    Brian Solis
    FutureWorks, Inc.
    408.428.0895 x101
    Email Contact