SOURCE: Focus Enhancements

August 20, 2007 06:30 ET

Focus Enhancements Expands Distributor Network in Growing Asian Markets

Komatsu TriLink Added in Japan, Holy Stone Added in China

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - August 20, 2007) - Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE), a worldwide leader in Ultra Wideband (UWB) wireless technology, video conversion and digital media, entered into distribution agreements with additional distributors -- Komatsu TriLink in Tokyo, Japan, and Holy Stone in Shanghai, China -- to market, sell and support Focus Enhancements' video convergence and UWB semiconductor products.

Holy Stone agreed to distribute Focus Enhancements' entire family of TV-out video encoder chips targeting personal computer (PC), set-top box (STB) and portable media appliance markets. These chips are designed to support products that require high quality video conversion for TV displays. The TV encoder chips represented in China are:

--  FS45x family of TV-out encoders for PC, STB and Consumer Electronics
    (CE) applications,
--  FS47x family of TV-out encoders for mobile/hand-held applications, and
--  FS40x family of scan converters for perfect conversion of analog
    computer graphics to TV video.
    

Komatsu TriLink agreed to distribute Focus Enhancements' entire family of TV-out video encoder chips, as well as Focus Enhancements' wireless UWB technology, based on the WiMedia UWB Standard and Certified Wireless USB based on the specifications from the USB-IF.

Included UWB products:

--  UWB system-in-package devices,
--  Wireless USB reference design kits, and
--  UWB demonstration and evaluation kits.
    

"China and Japan represent the fastest growing and most dynamic markets for video-centric consumer electronics in the world," said Mark Zadeh, vice president of worldwide sales for Focus Enhancements' semiconductor group. "Bolstering our semiconductor sales activities, these premier distributors enable us to offer an extremely high level of technical, marketing, and sales support to companies in Japan and China. These distributors' extensive experience, reach, technical support and distribution services complement and expand our capabilities, and will help us meet the increasing demand for innovative semiconductor solutions throughout the region."

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 http://www.focusinfo.com.

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 the risk factors specified in the company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, and Form 10-Q for the periods ending March 31, 2007 and June 30, 2007 as well as other filings with the SEC. These statements are based on information as of August 20, 2007 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
    503.615.7716
    Email Contact

    Focus Investors:

    Mary Magnani
    Lippert/Heilshorn & Assoc.
    415.433.3777
    Email Contact

    Focus Press:

    Brian Solis
    FutureWorks, Inc.
    408.428.0895 x101
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