SOURCE: Focus Enhancements

August 01, 2006 09:30 ET

Focus Enhancements Ships Ultra Wideband Evaluation System

Platform to Be Used for Ultra Wideband Development of Consumer Electronics and PC Reference Designs

CAMPBELL, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 1, 2006 -- Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSE) announced it has started shipping Ultra Wideband (UWB) evaluation systems targeting the development of both personal computer and consumer electronics applications. The platform contains a PCI card with both the Focus Enhancements' digital and analog UWB chips. The system performing in WiMedia MB-OFDM UWB mode was demonstrated earlier this month in Hillsboro, OR and Campbell, CA.

Brett Moyer, president and CEO of Focus Enhancements, stated, "Shipping UWB evaluation kits marks another key milestone in our industry-leading UWB program, and we are very excited to be driving toward commercialization. As a leader in video conversion technology for nearly 10 years, we, unlike many UWB developers, have existing relationships with customers in both the PC and consumer electronics markets who want to incorporate this technology into their latest products."

"Our customers are anxious to create and test UWB applications in real world environments," said Tom Hamilton, executive vice president and general manager for the Focus Enhancements' semiconductor group. "Our UWB evaluation systems will enable our partners and customers, who have significant software, firmware and application expertise, to accelerate product and market development. Leveraging the marketing strengths of our customers and technology partners by aggressively supporting their product development with our chipset will allow us to more rapidly address the needs of this exciting new UWB market."

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 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 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, important factors 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 the performance and acceptance of its UWB technology if and 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 period ended March 31, 2006, as well as other filings with the SEC. These statements are based on information as of August 1, 2006 and the company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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    Focus Enhancements, Inc.
    1370 Dell Avenue
    Campbell, CA
    95008
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