SOURCE: Zoran Corporation

September 15, 2008 09:15 ET

Zoran Announces SupraXD® 170 & SupraXD® 180 Processors Supporting a Broad Range of Video Formats in Set-Top Boxes

New Products and Reference Designs Demonstrated at IBC 2008 in Amsterdam

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2008) - Zoran Corporation (NASDAQ: ZRAN) announced its new SupraXD® 170 and SupraXD® 180 families of highly integrated processors for advanced global set-top boxes support extended decoding for a broad range of video formats including H.264, MPEG-2, VC1, and others.

The SupraXD® 170 and 180 processors will be demonstrated in a new family of pay satellite set-top boxes at the International Broadcast Convention (IBC) 2008 at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition Center, September 12-16. In addition, SupraXD® processor reference designs for Internet Protocol (IP) and terrestrial set-top box markets also will be demonstrated in Zoran's private meeting room in Hall 1, Mezzanine Level, Balcony suite B9.

"We are delighted to demonstrate our first set-top boxes based on our SupraXD® processors at IBC. These processors represent significant investments by Zoran to bring its leading-edge technology and price-performance solutions into the Advanced Pay TV and IP Set-top box markets. Zoran delivers flexibility and lower system costs through integration, the advanced security requirements of leading conditional access vendors, and high quality video processing leveraging our digital television expertise for global markets," said Eric Schiff, director set-top box product line, Zoran's home entertainment division.

The SupraXD® 170 and 180 processor families are fully pin-to-pin and software compatible and SVP compliant. The SupraXD® 170 processor supports all features of the SupraXD® 180 processor; however, it only decodes standard definition video formats. Both processors enable upscaling to 1080p HDMI. Advanced features include: fast hardware-based JPEG decoding, support for popular memory card formats, two tuner digital video recording using a SATA or USB hard drive, Motion Adaptive De-interlacing, and high quality video scaling and noise reduction for outstanding picture quality. Also included are descramblers needed for a broad range of global copy protection formats including: DVB-CSA, DES, 3DES, AES, NDS ICAM, MULTI2 and other formats.

Both processors integrate two high performance MIPS32 CPUs, 32bit DDR2 DRAM, multi-stream transport demultiplexer with extensive advanced security support, 10/100 Ethernet MAC, audio DSP decoding a wide range of formats, a multi-format video decoder supporting H.264, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 Advanced Simple Profile and VC1, high quality graphics and video with 1080p HDMI 1.3 output supporting the Consumer Electronic Control (CEC) standard, audio DAC, digital timing oscillator, smart card protection and power control functions, support for two slot DVB-Common Interface (DVB-CI) with integrated buffers.

About Zoran Corporation

Zoran Corporation, based in Sunnyvale, California, is a leading provider of digital solutions in the growing digital entertainment and digital imaging markets. With two decades of expertise developing and delivering digital signal processing technologies, Zoran has pioneered high-performance digital audio and video, imaging applications and Connect Share Entertain technologies for the digital home. Zoran's proficiency in integration delivers major benefits for OEM customers, including greater capabilities within each product generation, reduced system costs, and shorter time to market. Zoran-based DVD, digital camera, DTV, multimedia mobile phone, and multifunction printer products have received recognition for excellence and are now hundreds of millions of homes and offices worldwide. With headquarters in the U.S. and additional operations in Canada, China, England, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan, Zoran may be contacted on the World Wide Web at or at 408-523-6500.

Zoran, the Zoran logo, and SupraXD are trademarks or registered trademarks of Zoran Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in the United Stated and/or other countries. All other names and brands may be claimed as property of others.

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