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Zoran Corporation

September 27, 2010 09:15 ET

Zoran's COACH 12P Digital Camera Processors Shipping in First-Tier Digital Video Cameras on Display at Photokina

Delivers High Quality Full HD 1080P Resolution in Camcorders

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - September 27, 2010) -  Zoran Corporation (NASDAQ: ZRAN), the world leader in providing SOC solutions for hundreds of millions of digital cameras, announced that its highly integrated COACH 12P digital camera processors are shipping in volume to tier-one digital video camera brands displayed at Photokina in Germany, Sept 21-26.

"The COACH 12P product is equipped with a host of innovative, patented technologies enabling the highest cost-performance available for camera manufacturers designing for the Full HD 1080P video camcorder market," said Ohad Meitav, Vice President and General Manager, Zoran's Mobile division. "Customer feedback is that the COACH 12P product delivers crisp, vivid video even when used with CMOS sensors, solving a long-term problem for the industry."

Zoran's COACH 12P processor delivers innovative features, benefits and new applications such as:

  • Digital Video Stabilization (DVS) technology that suppresses handshake motion jitter, eliminating the need for additional components such as motion sensors or gyros
  • The World's first CMOS sensor rolling-shutter removal solution, eliminating motion artifacts, a challenge now resolved by Zoran's solution
  • Low-light sensitivity, color handling, face detection, object tracking and many additional advanced features all optimized to enable higher Full HD resolution video quality captured in all scenarios, from bright sunlight to dim indoors
  • Lower overall system cost and reduced power consumption, extending the video camera battery life

Zoran's COACH processors power camera model brands from the world's leading camera manufacturers including Casio, Cisco, Fujifilm, Kodak, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Samsung, Sony, and Vivitar among others.

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 over 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, 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, France, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, and the UK, Zoran may be contacted on the World Wide Web at or at 408-523-6500.

Zoran and the Zoran logo 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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