SOURCE: Zoran Corporation

Zoran Corporation

June 16, 2009 09:20 ET

Zoran Corporation Launches Industry's First Print Language Interpreter Software Optimized for Embedded Multicore Processors

IPS Solution Improves Performance for New Generation of Energy-Efficient Printers & MFPs

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2009) - Zoran Corporation (NASDAQ: ZRAN) announced its IPS print language interpreter software has been optimized for improved performance of printers and multifunction peripherals (MFPs) based on energy-efficient multicore processor architectures. See related Quatro processor news release with today's date.

Multicore CPUs have become standard in personal computers and are now being implemented by manufacturers of printers and MFPs to increase performance and capabilities while minimizing product cost and energy consumption. To achieve high utilization of embedded multicore processors, the IPS software has been enhanced to divide processing tasks into independent functions that can be executed in parallel.

Zoran's IPS software is the only solution that has been optimized for embedded multicore CPU architectures including Zoran's new Quatro® 4500 family, Freescale's Power Architecture and other widely adopted processor families. Testing of the optimized IPS software on several dual-core systems, using industry test suites, has shown an average of 60 percent improvement in printing throughput as compared to single-core processors at the same clock speed.

"Zoran recognized early that embedded processor technology would shift to multicore architectures and proactively invested in enhancing our IPS software to support a broader set of manufacturers and print devices," said Tom Mager, vice president of software engineering, Zoran's Imaging Division. "The combination of multicore-optimized IPS print language interpreters and the Quatro 4500 family demonstrates Zoran's continued focus on providing customers with tightly integrated hardware and software solutions that dramatically improve performance and add real value. Zoran is the only provider of solutions that include both multicore processors and print language interpreter software."

The Early Adopter Program (EAP) release of this solution is available now to qualified customers. Additional optimizations will be made available in upcoming releases due later in 2009. Manufacturers that are interested in multicore-optimized IPS print language interpreters should visit or contact a sales representative at 781-791-6000.

About Zoran Corporation

Zoran Corporation, based in Sunnyvale, California, is a leading provider of digital solutions in the 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 DTV, set-top box, DVD, digital camera, multimedia mobile phone, and multifunction printer products have received recognition for excellence and are now in hundreds of millions of homes and offices worldwide. With headquarters in the U.S. and additional operations in China, England, France, 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, IPS and Quatro are trademarks or registered trademarks of Zoran Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. All other names and brands may be claimed as property of others.

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