SOURCE: Pixim Inc.

September 23, 2007 20:00 ET

Pixim Inc. Announces That Weikeng Will Distribute Pixim Chipsets and Camera Reference Design for Video Surveillance

Distribution Agreement Further Expands Pixim's Presence in Taiwan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA and HONG KONG--(Marketwire - September 23, 2007) - Pixim Inc., a leading provider of image sensors and processors for enterprise security cameras, announced today that Weikeng Industrial Co. Ltd will distribute Pixim's chipsets and video surveillance camera reference designs in Taiwan. Pixim and Weikeng have partnered to address the needs of the growing demand for Pixim chipset-enabled security cameras, particularly in the TCP/IP and networking markets.

Weikeng will sell Pixim's complete family of image sensors and processors, camera reference design kits, and key software and algorithms that allow camera developers to easily design and build high-quality, enterprise cameras.

"Pixim and Weikeng are committed to meeting the growing demands of the worldwide surveillance market, by providing excellent video security imaging processors and camera reference designs for Taiwanese security camera manufacturers," said Stan Chi, Weikeng's president and chief operating officer.

A recent report issued by market-research firm iSuppli Corp., titled "IP/Networked Video Surveillance: Markets & Technology," projects the market for surveillance-camera chips to hit US$1.25 billion by 2011. The report suggests that "...the IP camera segment is the biggest opportunity for semiconductor suppliers because it will grow from a relatively small segment to become the dominant technology in five years."

"We are pleased to partner with Weikeng Industrial, an organization known for its strong sales and applications teams and its ability to sell technically intensive solutions," said Alfred Chou, Pixim's sales and marketing manager for Greater China. "Weikeng's exceptional penetration in the networking space will be a valuable asset, as we look to take advantage of the exponential growth in the market for surveillance cameras."

With the addition, of Weikeng, Pixim now has five strong representatives across Taiwan and China. Pixim's other representatives are Johnmarc Industrial Corporation in Taiwan, along with BridgeHub, RTI Industries Company Ltd. and SEED Electronic Technology in China.

About Weikeng

Since 1977, Weikeng has been a leader in providing full-service electronics components and peripheral distribution, while also providing technical support and consulting throughout the Asia Pacific region. Weikeng is publicly listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corp. (code: 3033).

About Pixim

Pixim Inc. has developed imaging technology and products that revolutionize the way video cameras capture and process images. Pixim's patented Digital Pixel System® (DPS) silicon and software technology produces superior pictures under a wide variety of lighting conditions. Pixim chipsets are incorporated into more than 100 security camera models that ship to more than 60 countries worldwide. Visit www.pixim.com/cameras for a complete listing of Pixim-based cameras. For general information, visit www.pixim.com or call Pixim's headquarters in Mountain View, CA. at (650) 605-1107

Visit Pixim at ASIS International 2007, Booth #3071, September 24-27, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nev., USA.

Pixim® and Digital Pixel System® are registered trademarks of Pixim Inc.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Joseph Chen
    Sales
    Weikeng Industrial Co. Ltd
    e-mail: Email Contact
    Tel: 886-2-26590202 # 371
    Fax: 886-2-26580959

    Alfred Chou
    Sales and Marketing Manager
    Greater China for Pixim Inc.
    852 9170 6443 (international)
    91706443 (local)
    Email Contact

    Gloria Reiss
    Public Relations for Pixim Inc.
    831-471-0100
    831-234-6100 (mobile)
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