SOURCE: W & W Communications, Inc.

November 11, 2008 06:00 ET

Video Processor Specialist W&W Communications Honored With CES Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Award

CES Innovations Award Recognizes W&W Communications' Video Processor With Super Low Latency, Low Power, Multi-Stream and Full 1080p60 Encode and Decode Capabilities

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - November 11, 2008) - W&W Communications, Inc., the leader in super low latency, low power, multi-stream and full-HD H.264 video codecs, announced today that it has been awarded the prestigious CES Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Award among a large number of contestants, for its Taos WW602 video processor in the category of Enabling Technologies.

Since 1976, the prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards honors companies that have raised the standards of consumer electronics innovation. It gives entrants an opportunity to have their newest products judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade press. Entries are selected on the basis of most impressive engineering qualities, design, aesthetics, user value, intended use and novel features that consumers find attractive.

Today consumer electronic vendors are looking for video processor solutions that provide low-latency, required for gaming and other interactive video applications, use practical bandwidth for wireless and wireline transmission, and provide high-quality video without artifacts and degradation in a cost effective and low-power envelope. Until the availability of the Taos video processor family the combination of all these features was not available in a single package. With Taos consumer electronics manufacturers can build cost effective solutions that will fuel the adoption of wireless HDTV displays, HD video conferencing systems, HD video surveillance systems and HD video cameras for personal and professional use.

The Taos video processor family combines W&W Communications' Super Low Latency (SLL) Technology™ and standards-compliant H.264 codec technology to provide imperceptible latency, flawless image quality at low bit rates in a single low-power chip. Additionally, the scalable Taos video processor architecture can simultaneously process multiple streams, duplicate an input stream, transrate to a lower frame rate, and transsize to a lower resolution.

"Our Taos processor family is gaining tremendous momentum among top-tier consumer electronic vendors," said Kishan Jainandunsing, Vice President Marketing at W&W Communications. "We are honored to receive this highly competitive and very prestigious award, which is testament to the differentiation and quality of our Taos video processors."

The impressive performance of the Taos WW602 video processor will be demonstrated to the press at the CES Unveiled event on January 6, 2009, in the Sands Expo and Convention Center at the Venetian, Las Vegas.

About W&W Communications, Inc.

W&W Communications is a fabless semiconductor company, which develops best-in-class video compression solutions for consumer, professional, enterprise and infrastructure applications. Its innovative product line includes highly optimized, super low latency, power-efficient, high-definition H.264 codecs. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA with offices in Beijing, China and Madrid, Spain. For more information visit

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